Written by attorney Jonathan Neal Portner

How to find the best lawyer to handle a personal injury case for a Spanish speaking client in MD

If you had asked me ten years ago how people find the best lawyer in Maryland or Virginia to handle a personal injury case for a Spanish speaking client, I may have said look at the yellow pages or on Univision. Our firm in fact still advertises for injury cases in both. However, the truth is now the best lawyers for serious personal injury cases for Spanish speaking clients can now be found in two other ways.

First, find an attorney serving the Maryland or Virginia Spanish community by word of mouth. In the Spanish community, what you will find is that some injury lawyers may provide good service, but don’t really get great results. Others, get good results, but their service is really poor. At Portner & Shure, we deliver good service to Spanish speaking automobile accident clients in Maryland and Virginia and get great results.

Second, look at the Spanish injury firms website when choosing a Spanish speaking lawyer in Maryland or Virginia. Specifically, look at the testimonials from clients. Portner & Shure now posts testimonials on our website in both English and Spanish. Testimonials from Spanish speaking and English speaking clients show you exactly what Portner & Shure clients thought of the service and results.

Next, look at the cite to see verdicts and settlements. Portner & Shure posts verdicts in cases from Spanish speaking clients. Don’t use a firm that is afraid to post its results. Many of these firms don’t litigate cases. An injury firm in Maryland or Virginia cannot be aggressive for Spanish speaking clients with an insurance company if they don’t step in the Courtroom. Furthermore, the insurance company’s use the internet too. If a Spanish speaking client can figure out that an injury lawyer rarely or never goes to court, the insurance company certainly will. The insurance carriers keep track of the tendencies of Maryland and Virginia personal injury attorneys.

Lastly, look at the organizations, the law firm servicing the Spanish community belong to. For example, Mr. Portner, as a result of his advocacy skills, is a selected member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Fewer than 1% of us lawyers are selected as members. The internet is now a fun shopping tool, and if used correctly, a helpful tool when searching for a Maryland or Virginia personal injury lawyer servicing the Spanish community.

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