If I Wasn’t Wearing a Seatbelt, Can I Still Make a Claim?

June 1, 2024

Seatbelts are designed to minimize injuries in car accidents, and laws in Virginia, D.C. and Maryland require drivers and passengers to wear them in many situations. So what happens if you didn’t have yours fastened at the time of an accident? Can you still file a claim or will compensation be denied because of your…

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Be Sure to Take Advantage of All the Benefits Our Firm Has to Offer

May 30, 2024

The search for a reliable lawyer can be challenging, and at our firm, we understand the importance of finding a legal partner you can rely on. That’s why, in this newsletter, we want to highlight the distinctive features that set us apart. From nuanced experience with insurance companies to practical and tailored service to our…

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Don’t Skimp on Estate Planning – The Cheapest Route Is Usually Not The Best

May 10, 2024

We’ve all heard the expression, “You get what you pay for.” This usually means that the product you purchased isn’t very good. Using LegalZoom, one of the other automated, do it yourself (DIY) estate planning sites, or a pre-paid legal plan could turn out to be the same. That is why you need the assistance…

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Can Weather Conditions Impact My Slip And Fall Claim?

May 1, 2024

The weather has a profound effect on every aspect of our lives. We’ve all had that vacation at the beach ruined by rain. Kids love it when snow cancels school for the day. It can turn our commute to work into a nightmare. And it can be the cause of a serious slip and fall…

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How Does Comparative Or Contributory Negligence Affect My Slip And Fall Claim?

April 28, 2024

If a property owner or business manager can prove that you were at least partially responsible for your slip and fall, you might not be able to receive any compensation. That’s why it is so important to consult an experienced, knowledgeable personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident. At Jennifer Porter Law,…

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Are There Any Specific Time Limits For Reporting The Slip And Fall To The Property Owner Or Manager?

April 22, 2024

You must create a record of your fall if you are to have any chance of a successful claim, and ideally, you would report your fall to the property management as soon as it happened. There also are other requirements you must meet in order to prevail in this personal injury case, so don’t wait…

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How Does Previous Knowledge Of A Dangerous Condition Play Into My Case?

April 20, 2024

It has happened to all of us at some time. You slip in a wet spot in the grocery store, you slide across an icy patch in the parking lot. You want compensation for your injuries, but you might be out of luck. There may be some aspects of the incident that will prevent you…

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How Much Does It Typically Cost To Hire A Pedestrian Accident Attorney

April 19, 2024

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury because of someone else’s negligent or wrongful actions, you might think that you cannot afford to hire an attorney. Because of the accident, you may find yourself in a dire economic situation. Jennifer Porter Law, PLLC, wants to help you. We are committed to…

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Should I Talk To The Driver’s Insurance Company Directly Before I Hire An Attorney?

April 18, 2024

The short answer to the first part of that question is “No!”  Insurance companies in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia (and everywhere else, for that matter) spend millions of dollars to make their agency appear friendly and that their only goal is to help. This is true, but the ones they want to…

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What Kind Of Damages Can I Claim As An Injured Pedestrian?

April 16, 2024

If you were a pedestrian and were struck by some type of vehicle, the injuries you suffered might range from mild to life-threatening. You might think it is an “open and shut case” that you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, but there are rules and regulations in each state and the District of…

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