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Akron Personal Injury Lawyers

If you or a loved one suffered harm in Summit County, whether a car or truck crash, a slip and fall, or dog bite, you should discuss your legal options with the Akron injury lawyers at KNR.

 

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An Overview

Personal Injury Lawyers in Akron

Ohio personal injury law (O.R.C 2307) gives you the right to pursue compensation from the party at fault if you were harmed by negligence. This lets you hold them or their insurance company accountable and recover financial relief for how an accident or injury negatively impacted your life.

At KNR, our mission is to let you recover – physically and financially. We offer 100% free consultations, charge nothing up front, and will explain what to expect from a personal injury settlement or lawsuit.

How KNR Helps

Why Work with an Akron Injury Lawyer?

KNR makes the legal process after an injury-causing accident as pain-free as possible. We know going through an insurance claim isn’t easy. Working with KNR is.

Our Akron Lawyers Will

  • Investigate, collect evidence, and find those at fault.
  • Interview witnesses, medical professionals, and financial experts.
  • Communicate with the insurer, make lability clear, and pursue the maximum.
  • Determine your claim’s full and fair value – what you lost and what you will.
  • Keep you informed and involved. KNR is available by phone, text, email, or Zoom.
  • Protect your rights and, if necessary, take your case to court.
  • Never charge you upfront. If there’s no recovery, there’s no cost.

The KNR Difference

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Personal Injury: Eligibility & Examples

"Personal Injury Law” Explained

Injury torts are outlined under the state’s civil code and intended to make people “whole” after being harmed by someone’s negligent act or failure to act.

This lets you recover from the assorted damages that follow an Akron accident. Typically, in a Summit County personal injury claim, the one who caused the injury or their insurance company pays compensation to the victim.

What’s a “Negligent Act?”

Negligence is what an “ordinary” or “reasonable person” would do in similar circumstances. A driver might be considered negligent after a motorcycle vs. car accident if their actions diverged from what a reasonable person would have done and a collision resulted. Texting while driving, or driving carelessly next to a motorcyclist, is an example of negligent behavior.

Proving Fault in Akron for Your Injury

While the facts of any Summit County personal injury lawsuit will be unique, you are required to prove fault, establish liability, and demonstrate that:

You Were Owed a Duty of Care

The party in question was expected to behave with reasonable care (follow traffic laws, provide suitable medical care, and keep an area safe).

The Duty Was Breached

The responsible party did not meet their obligation (a driver was speeding, a doctor failed to examine you, or a property owner ignored a hazard).

The Breach Caused Harm

The resulting accident caused you harm by disregarding their duty. Examples include vehicle accidents, failing to treat an illness, or falling on a neglected property.

You Suffered Damages

You must show that the incident had an adverse (financial and non-financial) effect on your life. Examples include your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

All of this requires evidence. An Akron injury lawyer accomplishes this via medical and financial documents, witness reports, and expert testimony.

Akron: Common Injuries

KNR believes that every client deserves personalized service and zealous representation. Our Akron personal injury law firm assists clients across Summit County with all sorts of injuries, including:

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Akron Personal Injury Claims KNR Handles

Kisling, Nestico & Redick has been helping Summit County’s injured for over 15 years. We proudly assist people across the greater Akron area whenever negligence causes them harm.

Recover from the Harm Done

Personal Injury Compensations: Damages & Settlements

The value of a personal injury claim is hard to estimate without the details. But compensation is closely tied to

  • The severity of your injuries,
  • Your economic & non-economic losses
  • If the injury impacted your daily life
  • Any shared fault for your injuries
  • The parties involved & insurance limits

Our Akron injury lawyers can help you document and pursue compensation for all your economic & non-economic losses.

Economic Damages

Economic losses are easily documented and usually have exact dollar amounts. They may include your:

  • Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Property Damage

Non-Economic Losses

These damages are more general and harder to calculate. They represent what you are owed for how an injury impacted your life. Examples are your pain & suffering, lowered quality of life, and any disfigurement or disability.

Do Punitive Damages Apply?

This additional compensation would punish the party at fault (monetarily) if their conduct were malicious, intentional, or grossly negligent. Punitive damages are not available in every injury claim but should be considered in severe situations.

Is There a Limit on Compensation?

The state does limit recoverable damages in a personal injury case. Non-economic damages are typically capped at $250,000 or three times the economic amount with a $350,000 limit. Punitive damages also can’t rise above double the economic damages.

Hold The Right Party Accountable

Filing an Injury Claims or Lawsuit in Akron

After you speak to a local Akron personal injury lawyer, our case will be reviewed and investigated. After we get an idea of what happened, identify everyone involved, and confirm their financial liability, we will file a personal injury claim on your behalf.

Dealing with Insurance Companies

Most personal injury cases involve large insurance companies representing the party at fault for your damages. These companies are large and motivated by profits. They want you to accept less than full value for your injury.

While many Akron injury claims still end with a negotiated settlement, it’s critical to account for everything you need: now and in the future. You should, therefore, work with lawyers who can recognize low-ball offers and won’t hesitate to take your case to court if necessary.

Can You Share Fault & Recover Damages?

Ohio follows a “modified comparative negligence rule.” This means that the amount you are entitled to will be reduced by an amount equal to your degree of fault. So, if you’re in a car accident with a distracted driver but by speeding, you’re 10% responsible. In this case, your total award will be reduced by 10 %. However, you can’t collect anything if you’re more than 50% to blame.

More On Comparative Negligence in Ohio

Personal Injury Lawsuits in Northeast Ohio

Preparing a case for court is often the best way to make an uncooperative insurer respond. It also strengthens your argument for maximum compensation and ensures you can access all the necessary evidence through the discovery phase.

There’s a Time Limit to File

Ohio has a personal injury statute of limitations. In most situations, you have two years from the date of the accident or discovery of your injuries to file a civil lawsuit. This sounds like plenty of time, but evidence and witnesses may not be available for long. It’s wise to consult a lawyer and preserve your legal rights.

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Akron Personal Injury Info & Resources

Akron Civil Torts

Significant injury cases are often handled through the Summit County Court of Common Pleas.

Court Forms & Rules
More Personal Injury Resources

Personal Injury Evidence You Need

Proving that another party caused your injuries and subsequent financial harm due to their negligence can be challenging and requires evidence. Some common examples of evidence in personal injury cases are:

  • Accident Reports
  • Medical Records
  • Photos & Injuries
  • Medical Bills
  • Financial Documents
  • Insurance Forms
  • Witness Statements
  • Expert Opinions/Testimony
  • Accident Reconstruction Data

More About Personal Injury Evidence

Personal Injury: Helpful Advice

If you or a loved one were harmed because of another’s negligence in or around Akron, Ohio, the following could help your case:

  • Keep an injury journal: Document every detail about your accident and the pain you experienced.
  • Report the accident: This may be the police, your insurance company, or sometimes the person/business you believe is responsible.
  • Preserve Evidence: Proof is the key to personal injury cases. Take photos or videos if you can and of your injuries.
  • Keep Medical Records: The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) gives you the right to a copy of your medical records from any provider.
  • Collect Docs & Info. Obtain police reports and any witnesses’ (names, addresses, and phone numbers). Give this and any financial records to your attorney.

What Are You Dealing With?

Akron Personal Injury FAQs

How Much Is My Claim Worth?

The compensation varies based on the facts and the extent of your injuries. While there is no average settlement, you can understand your case better and what to expect by speaking with a local personal injury lawyer.

What Are the Odds of Winning a Personal Injury Case?

Winning can mean a lot of things. A successful claim usually revolves around holding the right party accountable and securing sufficient financial compensation for what you endured. There are no guarantees in a personal injury claim, but you can do a few things to improve your odds of success.

Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

When your case involves significant medical bills and other losses, disputed liability, or to ensure you recover the maximum, you should consult a capable personal injury lawyer. This provides an objective and professional opinion about your claim and how to proceed.

Can I Afford a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Most quality personal injury law firms in Akron, including KNR, operate on contingency. This means your attorney does not get paid unless you obtain compensation. And at KNR, we focus on getting you more than us.