Mark's Story – "Inattentive driver sidelines Coach with serious injuries"

Instant. Abrupt. Scary. This is how Mark Rinehart describes the events of May 14, 2009. A day that started out as a relaxing afternoon of golf turned into a life-changing event for Mark.

Mark was headed home after his golf outing following a well known route. As he made a left turn in an intersection on a green light, "BOOM". An inattentive driver blew a red light and crashed into the driver's side of Mark's vehicle. The impact jammed Mark's door shut, and rocked and rotated his Ford Explorer ninety degrees in the middle of the intersection.

Mark was in shock, and his neck felt funny at the scene. As time went on, Mark's neck problems became more pronounced. He had frequent headaches and constant stiffness and pain in his neck. Mark saw a spinal specialist and learned that he suffered a disc herniation in his neck that required surgery. Mark underwent the surgery to repair the damage to his neck. After the surgery, Mark endured a long recovery period.

In the aftermath of the crash, Mark decided he needed help that his doctors could not provide. He needed someone to guide him through the quagmire of getting his medical bills paid, and making sure the at-fault driver was held accountable for the losses Mark suffered. A good friend referred him to Matt Steinbrink.

"Matt was very personable and very caring. I could tell he wanted to hear my story," recalls Mark. During their first meeting Matt took time to explain to Mark what he was entitled to, how the process worked and that his job was to get the care he needed while Matt and his team would take care of the legal issues. Mark appreciated this because "it allowed me to continue with my work and be with my family and live my life," says Mark. Plus Mark knew what to expect and that was comforting to him.

As the case progressed, Matt and his team put together a powerful presentation that resulted in a settlement offer of the at-fault driver's policy limits. Mark was thankful for all of the work that Matt and his team put into the case. Most of all, Mark says, "I didn't have to worry about it--I knew Matt and his team would handle it all."

Client Reviews

out of 14 reviews
Alyssa Juntilla

Injuries are difficult in many ways. Physically speaking, they are burdensome and debilitating. On the mental/emotional level, they are traumatizing and labor intensive. Before having my case transferred to SiebenCarey and the legal team of Matthew Steinbrink, I was ready to give up. From our very first point of contact, I knew I was in good hands. Matt and the team were extremely empathetic and receptive to my concerns, and I was constantly reassured that I would be at the forefront of all decisions being made. This level of respect and transparency would remain a constant for the rest of my case. I am forever indebted to Matt and his extraordinary team of professionals. Thank you for fighting this fight with me.

Melanie May

I worked with Matthew for a few years . He always listen to me and believed in me as well as I did him. He did an amazing job with my case .... I also had the pleasure of meeting Rachel and Dee they were always there to listen to me ( even if I was just venting about life ) I couldn't ask for a better team to work with regarding my case .... I will forever be great full and thankful for them all ❤

Mary Beth Edstrom

The process seemed to take more time than I anticipated and especially long delays with the Covid, no fault of your office or my attorney Matt Steinbrink. Matt and his staff were excellent. My case was emotional for me since my accident occurred when we were in route to the bedside of our dying son. Matt was kind and very sensitive to my situation as was his staff, in particular Rachel who I dealt with this past many months. I felt time was taken to prepare me for all that was to take place including the deposition and follow up on each step. I appreciated how professionally my case was addressed. I would recommend Matt Steinbrink to others and use his expertise if I ever have a future need!

Adele Thompson
I would like to express my gratitude for the excellent assistance in processing my legal action necessary due to a car accident. In particular Matthew Steinbrink exceeded my expectations regarding all the necessary paperwork and negotiating on my behalf. I would not hesitate to recommend SiebenCarey in the future.
Fine Representation

Trust your insurance liability, property, and health coverage all you like, but be prepared to prove the value you've already paid in premiums and play games, or find experience and sound advice in legal representation.

Having experienced a distracted driver in a head-on accident, we were too predisposed with our own incapacitating injuries to negotiate the matters of insurance, or our best interests. We reached out to the SiebenCarey firm, based on its reputation, and John and Shannon Carey, and Matt Steinbrink offered their representation and expertise to dispute and clarify the nature of vehicle and health insurance not only for us, but also to the insurers, who were eager to secure financial interests in place of our good-faith investment...otherwise known as “premiums”.

To any who need similar legal aid -- wisdom is seeking the counsel of experts in their field before you're in a position where both your health and finances are compromised, and your innocence questioned by other parties who wish the appearance of your guilt for their benefit.

 

Jesse Bukal

In need of a personal injury attorney? Well you're if you're reading this you're in the right place. You'd be hard pressed to find more competent attorneys than the ones here at SiebenCarey.

They took my case to trial and an amazing job presenting the facts and fighting for my best interests! Three years ago I was unsure of what my future would bring; now that it's over I can rest a bit easier. With SiebenCarey as my counsel, I believe I had the absolute BEST representation a person could've asked for. I knew that I wanted the absolute best representation when searching for an attorney to handle my case and I most definitely received it.

If you need a personal injury attorney, look no further. Can't recommend highly enough.

Jazz Smith

SiebenCarey is a professional and dedicated law organization that help accident victim.

Carly R.

My boyfriend was hit by a car and while all the attorneys he talked to said he didn't have much chance of a case, SiebenCarey took him on and gave him a fighting chance. He's still recovering, but SiebenCarey is making it a lot easier.

Morgan Petoletti

My husband had an amazing experience with this firm. They listened and took the time to understand our case.

Daniel Ball

Really good professionals, they solved my issues in no time using the most impressive and advanced approach. Really good, highly recommended.

Eric Petoletti

Even though I was states away and could only talk on the phone, they listened and did everything that they could to win my case. I felt like I was a part of the family.

St. Paul Local 12

Thanks for everything, your experience paid off BIG!!!

Jenna L. at Insider Pages

I have had nothing but great service with these guys. They are very knowledgable on a wide variety of subjects and topic. They will help you with any case you need!

Renee Goneau

SiebenCarey is a great personal injury law firm that really cares about their clients.  Highly recommend!

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