Author Archives: Jeffrey Ries, Esquire

About Jeffrey Ries, Esquire

Jeffrey D. Ries, Esquire focuses his practice in the areas of municipal law and zoning, personal injury, criminal law, family law, civil litigation and bankruptcy. A native of the South Hills of Pittsburgh, Attorney Ries earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (cum laude) and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Ries is admitted to the highest court in the Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as well as to the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He maintains membership in the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and serves as Vice President of the Steel Valley Rotary.

Full Tort or Limited Tort – An Important Choice

Auto Insurance Full or Limited TortThe choice between selecting the full tort option on an automotive insurance policy versus limited tort is a significant decision but one that generally is not given the thought necessary to make an informed decision.  It is more often the case that an insured individual selects limited tort because it’s cheaper.  With everything being increasingly more expensive, many people use their tort selection as a means to save hundreds of dollars per year.  However, selecting the cheaper annual alternative may be much more costly in the long run. Continue reading

When Will I Receive My Personal Injury Settlement?

personal-injury-claimsWinning Compensation Can Take Time

Clients often want to know how long it will take for them to obtain a settlement after they begin a personal injury claim.  We understand the need to receive compensation for expensive medical bills and out-of-pocket expenses that few people can afford.  Unfortunately, obtaining a settlement can be a lengthy process.  The length of time it takes to receive a settlement following the date of injury is variable and can be difficult to estimate. Continue reading

What You Should Do After a Motor Vehicle Accident

injured in an accidentEvidence is Crucial To Your Personal Injury Claim

A car accident can occur at any time because of weather conditions, distractions on the road or driver error. If you have been in a motor vehicle accident, there are steps you can take afterward that will strengthen your case if you decide to seek compensation for injuries for yourself or your passengers. Continue reading