A car accident can change your life. You may be in severe pain, unable to work, and need medical care. The Canton car accident attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick know what you’re going through and we can help secure the compensation that you and your family deserve.
Even if you are a responsible driver, there is always a risk because of other drivers and unforeseen situations.
Unfortunately, car accidents can result in life-changing injuries. If you or a family member are hurt in a car accident, you may be able to seek compensation for emotional, physical, and financial damages. If you lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident you may also be eligible to file a wrongful death claim.
The Canton car accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick have years of experience and can help your family claim compensation for what you are experiencing. At KNR, we will navigate the legal process so you can recover. Call us today at (330) 488-1234 or use our online form to schedule a free consultation.
There are no upfront costs and you owe us nothing unless you recover compensation.
What to do After a Car Accident
Because car accidents are very common, it is a good idea to be clear about what you need to do if you are involved in a car crash.
Stay on the Scene – Try to stay on the scene and exchange information with the other party involved. If you leave, it can be considered a crime.
Move your Vehicle – If the accident is minor, move your vehicle to the side while you exchange information. If you are not injured and the other party isn’t injured, Ohio law doesn’t require you to call the police.
Injury – If an injury occurred, call 911 and request medical help. Of course, this is provided you are able to act and are not severely injured.
Gather Information – You will need full names, phone numbers, car license plate numbers, make and models of cars involved, and insurance details of the other party.
Whether your Canton car accident happens in Vassar Park, Whittier Park, or Colonial Heights, Ohio is an at-fault state. This means the party responsible, or their insurer is required to cover all damages and losses.
In most cases, the key aspect in determining who is responsible will be the police report. The police are usually the first impartial witnesses on the scene and their account is one of the primary factors. You can access Canton accident reports here. In Stark County, you can view accident reports here.
The Ohio Revised Code 2305.10 states that you have two years after the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. After that, you are more than likely ineligible for compensation as the court will likely dismiss the case.
Common Causes of Canton Car Accidents
There are many reasons that car accidents occur. The most common are:
Distracted Driving: Has become the number one reason for car accidents. In Ohio, the law prohibits writing, sending, or reading text messages and using a phone for Internet use while driving. Doing any of these is now illegal in Canton and elsewhere in Ohio.
Speeding: This is the second most common cause of accidents in the US.
Improper Lane Changes: Making a lane change without signaling appropriately may lead to a car accident.
Disobeying Traffic Signs: Failure to obey traffic signs or failure to yield to drivers that have the right-of-way
Compensation After a Canton Accident
If you are involved in a car accident due to someone else’s actions or negligence you may be able to file a personal injury claim. If you are suffering severe injuries the legal issues can become more complex.
Because of the nature of injuries that can occur, medical treatment can be expensive and long term. This is why it is important to work with a car accident attorney that can help you navigate the legal process. The Canton lawyers at KNR have helped numerous motor vehicle victims seek compensation for physical, psychological, and financial damages. Reach out to see how we can help and support you through the recovery of your car accident injuries.
Whether it is through a personal injury lawsuit or insurance settlement, the attorneys at KNR have helped numerous Canton car accident victims obtain what they need. For instance, we recently helped a minor passenger settle their case for $100,000 after an uninsured and impaired driver T-boned a vehicle on 8th Street in NE in Canton, near the intersection of Hamilton Ave.
You may be able to recover compensation for:
Your past and future medical expenses
Your lost wages from being off work
The pain and suffering you experienced
Your emotional distress and mental anguish
The loss of consortium caused by your injury.
Our Canton Car Accident Lawyers Can Help You
The skilled attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help you deal with and recover from any injury following a motor vehicle accident.
We have 11 locations throughout Ohio and a long history of getting results for people like you. If you have questions regarding your case, speak to an experienced Canton car crash attorney today.
Call (330) 488-1234 or contact us online . We offer 100% free initial consultations and there are no costs unless you recover compensation.