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A car accident can potentially leave you or a loved one with life-changing injuries. Any accident can be devastating, but serious injury accidents, such as instances involving occupant ejection injuries often result in lost limbs, head injuries, and death. It can take years if ever to return to the activities that you once took for granted.
If you or a loved one has suffered from auto ejection injuries, you need to work with a highly-skilled Ohio car accident lawyer. Your lawyer must not only be understanding and compassionate during this difficult time, but they also need to know how to determine who was negligent, so they can recover the compensation that you desperately need. The team at Kisling, Nestico & Redick has helped many people after serious accidents, and we strive to get every client the justice they deserve.
If you or a loved one suffered a serious or fatal injury after being ejected from a vehicle in a collision, Ohio law allows you to seek compensation from the negligent party that caused your injuries. While many lives are permanently impacted by a catastrophic accident, you have the right to seek damages that can make you financially whole again.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can make clear that the other party was not only reckless, but that their actions directly lead to your injuries. It’s important to contact a knowledgeable lawyer as soon as possible after you or a loved one are hurt in a terrible wreck. Your case may require extensive investigation, and Ohio’s statute of limitations law will generally prohibit you from filing suit once two years have passed since the accident that caused your injuries.
To speak with an experienced Ohio car accident lawyer about how you can recover what you or your family needs, contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick today. Call 1-800-HURT-NOW or submit a request online to schedule a free, no-risk consultation.
Vehicle ejections can easily result in death or life-altering injuries, but they’re unfortunately not as uncommon as many people think. They can happen to drivers and passengers who are speeding or driving recklessly, but they also often befall people who are driving carefully and were merely the victims of negligent drivers or defective car parts. As car accident attorneys with decades of experience, we have seen many different scenarios where victims are ejected from their vehicle. Victim ejections do not just happen in head-on collisions, but in any accident and at various speeds.
Every accident case is unique, but many ejections happen for the following reasons:
Almost every accident that results in a someone being ejected from their car involves either a high-speed impact or a situation where the passenger is tossed out as the vehicle rolls over. Injuries from these wrecks are frequently severe and often result in death.
Victims can be injured during ejection by their seatbelt, dashboard, steering wheel, or windshield. Furthermore, impact with even a soft surface can still break bones or cause serious organ damage. Auto ejection injuries can take months or years to heal. In addition to extensive medical attention, many victims will require surgeries and therapy for years to come.
Common injuries from accidents where an auto ejection occurs include:
If you are seriously hurt in an auto accident that was not your fault, it’s important to speak with a skilled lawyer before you accept compensation from the responsible party or an insurance company. Your injuries may require significant medical attention, but the insurance providers will primarily be concerned with reducing their liability to cover the costs associated with the accident.
To make sure that you get all of the help that you need, it’s strongly advisable to have a lawyer, experienced in negotiating on behalf of accident victims. Our accident lawyers know how to gather and study all of the relevant evidence, and we will use it to build a strong argument for compensation when negotiating with the insurance companies. Additionally, if you are not offered an acceptable settlement, we are ready to use our decades of courtroom experience to present your case at trial.
Compensation after an accident can help with:
Many people wonder if they can recover compensation if they are found to be partially responsible for the accident that caused their injuries. Due to Ohio’s comparative negligence law, you can still obtain financial damages if you are found to be partially at fault, but they will be reduced by your share of responsibility for the wreck.
For example, if the court awards you $100,000, but you are found to be 25 percent responsible for the accident, your award will be reduced by 25 percent, and you will receive $75,000. However, you won’t recover anything if you are found to be over 50 percent responsible for the car accident. That’s why, it is very important to have an experienced accident lawyer who understands how Ohio courts determine responsibility, and who can help you recover as much as possible for you and your family.
Catastrophic accidents often lead to injuries that can affect victims for life. If you or a loved one were in a serious car accident that resulted in an ejection from the vehicle, you will need extensive medical attention over a prolonged period. Having a skilled lawyer can help make sure that you receive all of the financial compensation that you deserve.
When KNR represents an injured client, our attorneys focus on all of their current and future needs. Insurance companies will only be concerned with their financial interests, not yours. When we are in your corner, we will aggressively pursue your best interests in negotiations and if necessary, in court.
Do not delay in calling a lawyer after a serious car accident. Ohio’s statute of limitations law requires that injured parties file lawsuits for damages within two years of the accident or risk having their case dismissed. Determining all of the parties who were responsible, and the damages they owe can take time.
Your lawyer will have to investigate many details including police reports, medical records, and even information on defective or recalled auto parts. That is exactly why we encourage you to call us as soon as possible.
Contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick to speak with an experienced Ohio car accident lawyer if you or a loved one were involved in a serious wreck. Call 1-800-HURT-NOW or submit a request online to schedule a free, no-risk consultation.