Bergen County Injury Lawyers
The Reinartz Law Firm is a top-rated New Jersey personal injury law firm representing individuals and families who have been wrongfully injured by the negligent actions of others. We are dedicated to pursuing justice and helping our clients secure the maximum compensation they deserve. The firm also handles workers’ compensation and medical malpractice matters throughout the state.
We are proud to be recognized by our clients, our peers and the legal community for our work on behalf of injured people and for our successful case results.
How We Can Help
We believe in personal care and attention to detail in every client’s case. Consultations are free and confidential, and under our contingency fee arrangement we only get paid when we successfully obtain a financial recovery for a client.
Cases accepted by the firm are thoroughly investigated and prepared. At the outset, we will review all available insurance policies, process medical bills when necessary, and advise our clients with regard to coverage for medical treatment, lost wages and other benefits that may become available immediately after an accident.
We communicate with the insurance companies and medical providers to see that appropriate treatment continues until the client reaches maximum medical improvement. We review medical records and diagnostic tests in order to keep abreast of the progress of treatment. Often, we will provide these materials to expert witnesses for review and commentary to support the client’s case.
When necessary, we hire investigators who specialize in uncovering details from the site of the accident. Using photographs and witness statements, we work to preserve evidence that will bolster the client’s claims. Our firm will also investigate and adjust potential liens on clients’ recoveries, such as workers’ compensation, Medicare/Medicaid and other health insurance liens.
While it is not uncommon for personal injury lawsuits to settle before trial, we prepare every case we file as if it will be tried before a court of law. Preparing in this manner ensures the strongest case posture every step of the way and, if trial is necessary, it means that we will present a well-prepared case to the jury.
In the trial preparation process, we frequently retain top expert witnesses in a variety of fields to support our clients’ claims. These include physicians in various medical specialties, professional engineers, accident reconstruction experts, human factors experts, and economists, just to name a few.
Types of Cases We Handle
Personal injury law covers a broad spectrum of accidents and legal claims. At The Reinartz Law Firm, we handle all types of injury claims, including motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls, work accidents, medical malpractice, defective products claims, dog bites, construction injuries and toxic exposure matters to name a few.
Premises Liability Cases
Premises liability describes an injury that occurs on property belonging to someone else, where the property owner’s lack of care or maintenance negligently causes injuries. Premises liability cases include slip and falls in commercial or retail establishments where dangerous conditions exist. They also include fall downs on icy walkways and parking lots caused by poor snow and ice removal. Failure to keep sidewalks properly maintained and free from defects and debris is another potential cause for a property liability case.
In these cases, we pursue compensation for your injuries, pain, suffering, bills, etc. from the owner of the property. Often, in addition to the property owner, there are other parties who were responsible for the maintenance of the premises. Compensation is sought from all responsible parties in these matters.
Work injures present a very unique and difficult scenario. Injured workers don’t want to jeopardize their jobs by taking direct legal action against their employer, but at the same time they are in need of medical treatment and disability benefits for time out of work.
Our firm represents clients who have suffered serious injuries in the workplace. Whether the recovery is limited to medical treatment alone, or if the victim is also unable to return to work and requires temporary or long term disability, our firm can help negotiate the muddy waters of workers’ compensation insurance and see that all appropriate benefits are provided to the injured worker.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Auto, truck, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents can result in serious injury. When catastrophic motor vehicle accidents occur, an attorney can help level the playing field when dealing with the large insurance companies that regularly defend against these claims.
The Reinartz Law Firm represents people who have suffered catastrophic injuries in motor vehicle accidents. We let you focus on your recovery, while we focus on getting you the compensation you deserve. We communicate with all involved insurance companies, determine all medical and other benefits that may become available to you immediately after the accident, prepare your case against the responsible parties, investigate and determine any potential liens on your recovery, and make sure that your needs are taken care of and your questions answered.
Our firm represents victims of medical malpractice in a variety of matters, ranging from pre-natal and birth errors, to failure to diagnose claims, surgical errors and nursing home malpractice matters. These cases are highly technical and typically require the testimony of expert witnesses in one or more medical disciplines to support a client’s case.
There are a number of special rules applicable to NJ medical malpractice cases that are not applicable to general personal injury cases. For example, an Affidavit of Merit from a properly qualified medical professional, or professionals, must be filed by the plaintiff shortly after a lawsuit is initiated. This requires a significant amount of work at the outset of a case, gathering medical records and working with expert witnesses to determine whether a viable cause of action exists.
Products are recalled every day for a variety of reasons, but usually only after someone has sustained an injury. Our firm represents people who have been harmed by defective and dangerous products.
We handle cases involving pharmaceuticals products, medical devices, industrial machinery, motor vehicles, baby safety products and everything in between. Each product is unique and analysis typically requires expert investigation and opinion. Claims in these cases are typically brought against all parties in the distribution chain of the product, including the manufacturer, distributer, retailer and maintainer.
Nursing Home Abuse
When an adult or grandparent’s well-being is entrusted to a nursing home, we expect that they will receive the care they deserve. However, sometimes this expectation is not met and we discover that our beloved family members have suffered abuse at the very hands of those who were charged with their care.
The Reinartz Law Firm represents individuals who have suffered various levels of abuse in nursing homes. These situations can include outright assault, unexplained injuries, bedsores, neglect, poor nutrition, excessive restraint, inadequate supervision, infections, medication errors, poor sanitary conditions and more.
It is difficult enough to watch the decline of your loved ones as they age and suffer, but to know that they are being mistreated compounds the hurt. These kinds of abuses are not acceptable and we will work hard to seek justice for your loved one’s damages.
Contact Us Today
The Reinartz Law firm seeks justice for victims of personal injuries. We are dedicated to providing individualized attention to all of our clients. Contact our Bergen County offices today for a free consultation of your case. Home and hospital visits are available on request.