Friday, August 18, 2017

Employee Spotlight August 2017

        Join us in welcoming one of our newest legal assistants, Jake Tello, who currently works out of our Columbia office, soon to be fully out of Frederick. Jake was previously with a different firm handling workers compensation but felt the need to move on. He has now been with Portner & Shure since June and has quickly made himself acclimated. Although Jake grew up in Maryland, his parents are from Peru allowing him to pick up on the language, making him a perfect addition to our Spanish department.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

What Clients are Saying August 2017

Immediately following my motor vehicle accident, I was left emotionally and physically injured and nervous about the future. There was so much to think about, so much to worry about and unsure of how to move forward and proceed with my life. It wasn’t until it was recommended by my Doctor that I reach out Portner and Shure that I felt like I was moving in the right direction. From the first interaction with Rachel Dawes at Portner & Shure, I felt like I had someone in my corner. She was kind, patient, positive, reassuring and genuine. I never had to worry about my case and IF I DID WORRY, Rachel was a text message away (a text message!!!). She was always quick to respond and every response was informative and clear. I am VERY happy to say that it’s been 4 months since my accident and saying “Good Bye” to Rachel was bittersweet as I have really relied on her in the past few months to assist with the rebuild of my life. Rachel embodies the culture, passion and professionalism that you want your paralegal to have as you navigate your way through a difficult time.
I highly recommend Portner and Shure!!

This case was handled by our Paralegal, Rachel Dawes, who works out of our Columbia, MD office. 

Recent Case Result August 2017

Recently, Portner & Shure settled a rear-end accident case for $80,000.00. Our client was stopped waiting to make a left turn, when all of a sudden, she was hit from behind by a dump truck. As a result of the force of the collision, our client slammed her head against her steering wheel and suffered serious head injuries. Our client’s vehicle sustained significant property damage. Our client sustained a concussion and had total medical bills over $20,000.00. After extensive negotiations with the liability insurance company, an offer of settlement of $80,000.00 was extended. Our client accepted and was extremely happy with the result in her case.

Litigation News August 2017

This month in litigation news at Portner & Shure, we have an accident case where our client was rear-ended in a line of three cars in Montgomery County, Maryland. Liability was not an issue in this case, but the liability insurance carrier would not make a fair offer of settlement considering our client’s injuries and pain and suffering. Our client suffered injuries to her neck, shoulders, back, numbness in her leg, and a concussion. With nearly $10,000.00 in medical expenses, our client endured over 3 months of medical treatment for her injuries. Due to the insurance company’s failure to make a fair offer of settlement, our litigation team filed suit to battle this out in court. The trial Judge in the General District Court for Montgomery County awarded our client $14,949.79 plus court costs. This trial award was more than $3,000 higher than the top offer from the insurance company. Our client was extremely satisfied with this result, especially considering that the insurance company tried to settle the case for much less.