MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
The Reinartz Law Firm, LLC.
When an accident happens
Driving in New York is freedom for so many of us. Yet a serious motor vehicle accident can turn our whole perspective upside-down. In the blink of an eye, you can go from feeling free to feeling imprisoned by severe injuries and deep financial strain. When a motor vehicle accident leaves you facing medical bills, property loss, inability to work and pain, let the Reinartz Law Firm help you seek the compensation you deserve to carry on and regain your physical and financial freedom.
The Reinartz Law Firm
The Reinartz Law Firm is a New York based personal injury law firm specializing in motor vehicle accidents. We represent those seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents of any kind. Whether your accident involved cars, motorcycles, trucks, or a combination, we can help you.
We believe in giving our clients the best of what the big New York law firms can offer in terms of experience and skill, while maintaining the best personal care and attention for our clients that are offered from smaller firms. With over fifteen years of trial experience and seven consecutive awards as a top law firm in our area, the Reinartz Law Firm believes in seeking justice for those wrongfully injured.
Our firm has extensive experience and knowledge of the various laws and limitations surrounding personal injury suits in motor vehicle accidents in New York. New York is a no-fault state for motor vehicle accidents, which can hinder some law firms who stop at what your insurance carrier will cover. However, the Reinartz Law Firm is well-versed in the intricacies of New York state law and knows how to seek the maximum compensation possible based on your accident and your injuries.
Types of motor vehicle accidents we represent
No matter what kind of motor vehicle accident you were involved in, we can help. Call our offices for a free consultation of your case and we can determine the best course of action to get you the compensation you deserve.
While every accident is different, the type of accident will help us to determine how to proceed with your legal case. Bringing a motor vehicle personal injury case to completion is much more involved than many people think. We need to consider a multitude of variables, including the types of motor vehicles involved, the scene of the accident, the drivers involved, and the primacy of all applicable insurance.
|Some of the more common motor vehicle injury cases we represent|
|Truck and other Commercial Vehicle Accidents|
|Mass Transit Accidents|
|Road Construction Accidents|
|Hit and Run Incidents|
Based on the type of accident and the extent of your injuries, we will begin building your case to get you the financial restitution you need to continue living your life after your accident. We have a long history of very successful outcomes for our clients from motor vehicle accidents. We want to help you protect your rights and interests.
Reinartz commitment to personal care
When you call our law firm, we immediately begin the process of working toward justice for your claim. Our initial consultation of your case is free as we gather details of how your accident occurred and what injuries and damages were sustained.
We begin our investigation of the scene of the accident immediately as timing counts to preserve admissible evidence on your behalf. Since timing is crucial, we recommend calling as soon as possible once everyone is safe, after your accident so we can begin helping you right away. Our investigation will include photographs on location to capture any possible obstructions, road conditions, weather hazards, or other factors. We will help you find the right towing and repair shop for your vehicle so a thorough inspection can be performed to determine if any mechanical failure or faulty parts played a part in the cause of your accident.
Beyond the investigation of the accident scene, we also research all vehicles, drivers and insurance companies involved to determine if there is any history of malfunction, prior driving charges or limitations. Having full knowledge of these details can mean the difference between insurance minimums and maximum compensation.
Our firm is committed to your health and medical care as you recover from your injuries. We want to make sure that you get the medical care and attention you need and will help you file associated paperwork to get you moving in the right direction. We will even meet with you in the hospital, at your home, or other locations when you are unable to come to us so that your case is not delayed by your recovery.
We will gather all related medical bills, charges and other information to build a complete financial picture of your costs incurred by your accident. While damage to your vehicle and initial ambulatory and medical expenses alone are often your main focus, we want to be sure to include everything when we calculate your compensation.
If you have to miss work while you recover, we’ll add in any lost wages. If you will need subsequent surgeries, rehabilitation or other therapy, those costs are included. All medications are added into your bills. If your physical recovery will not be 100%, we will calculate any lost wages due to your inability to work to your prior capabilities. These detailed calculations can be confusing, so it is important to have a competent firm backing you so you can focus on your physical health, while we focus on your financial recovery.
Settlement versus trial
Many motor vehicle accident cases can be concluded without going to trial. Our law firm typically begins by contacting all insurance companies and property owners involved with a proposed compensation amount. There is often heated discussion between parties about what should or should not be paid based on evidence, policy agreements, New York state law and other factors.
If the discussions between all involved parties become too heated, or if agreements cannot be made about which party should pay the compensation owed, our firm will decide whether to take your case to trial. The Reinartz Law Firm has experience in both settlements and trial law, and we know how to determine the best course of action based on the specific details in your case.
We have knowledge of the possible venues or court locations where your motor vehicle case could be brought. Sometimes venue concerns will help us determine if going to trial is the right choice for your particular case. Where a case is tried, as well as how we will present your case to a jury are two of the important factors in deciding whether settlement versus trial makes the most sense.
Timing and Statutes of Limitations
Most types of legal cases carry a statute of limitations. This means that you have a ticking clock from the moment of impact in your motor vehicle accident until you are allowed by law to bring your case to court.
Calling the Reinartz Law Firm at the earliest possible moment is crucial, not just for evidence preservation at the scene of the accident, but also for ensuring that there is enough time to fully research your case before bringing it to trial within the New York State statutes of limitations.
In New York, the statute of limitations to bring a lawsuit for injuries in a motor vehicle accidents is three years from the date of the accident. If your case is not filed within that three-year time frame, it is likely that the courts will refuse to hear your case at any time in the future, which means you risk losing any possible compensation.
If, however, a death occurred as the result of a motor vehicle accident, the statute of limitations is adjusted. The statute for a family member to bring a wrongful death lawsuit is two years from the date of the deceased person’s death to file. Keep in mind that the date of death could be different from the date of the motor vehicle accident if the deceased’s injuries were long-lasting.
Contact the Reinartz Law Firm today.
Your injuries, your physical health, your financial future and your peace of mind are all dependent upon finding the right law firm to represent you after your motor vehicle accident. Make sure to hire the right law firm who will balance the wealth of knowledge of New York laws and statutes with the personal touch of an attentive team of individuals who will fight for you.
The Reinartz Law Firm is ready to seek justice for you after your serious accident. We will not stop fighting until we recovery the maximum possible compensation for your injuries. Contact our offices today to begin with your free consultation and let us take the financial strain from your shoulders so you can focus on recovering your physical health and regaining your freedom. We look forward to serving you.