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Thousands of car wrecks happen every year in Hamilton County, Ohio. Many are minor and only cause property damage. But others are serious, leading to high medical bills and incredible pain.
It’s best to consult an experienced lawyer when you need help after such a crash. It shows the insurance companies that you’re serious and forces them to respect your rights. Hiring a Cincinnati car accident lawyer also puts you in a solid position to negotiate for the maximum.
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we handle car accident claims all over Ohio and help local car accident victims in Cincinnati get what’s right. Reach us online or call (513) 221-0499 to schedule a 100% free initial consultation. There’s no risk because we only get paid when you recover compensation.
What Causes Car Accidents in Cincinnati?
Cincinnati has many dangerous roads and intersections. Each year, far too many people are hurt at these locations because of negligent drivers.
According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, several intersections in Hamilton County have more crashes than others. In Cincinnati, these dangerous intersections include:
- Glenway Avenue at Grand Avenue
- Virginia Avenue at Colerain Avenue
- Paddock Road Interchange
- West North Bend Road at Colerain Avenue
- Reading Road at Elsinore Place
Common Causes of Car Accidents
- Distracted Driving
- Drowsy Driving
- Impaired Driving
- Failing to Yield the Right of Way
- Weaving In and Out of Traffic
- Disobeying Traffic Signs and Lights
- Reckless or Aggressive Driving
- Bad Weather
Car Accident Injuries
Some car accident injuries are severe, requiring significant and expensive medical care. When this happens to you or a loved one, it’s time to call a Cincinnati car accident injury lawyer.
Common injuries from car accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Neck and back injuries
- More serious traumatic brain injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Knee injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Nerve damage
- Internal organ damage and bleeding
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
What To Do After a Cincinnati Car Accident
The first steps are to file a police report with the Cincinnati Police Department. If you called the Cincinnati Police Department or the Ohio State Highway Patrol to the accident, the responding officer would have filed the crash report. You or your lawyer can get a copy.
Then, see a doctor right away. It’s usually best to go to the emergency room. An ER doctor will examine you and diagnose visible and invisible injuries. The sooner you’re diagnosed and treated, the better.
If you choose not to go to the ER, then you should see a doctor soon. We recommend getting checked out within 72 hours. But if you start noticing signs of an injury after several days or weeks, go to the ER, immediate care clinic, or your family doctor. It isn’t too late to start documenting your car accident injuries.
Some local Cincinnati hospitals you can visit after a car accident include:
Notify your car insurance carrier as soon as possible. Prompt notification is required if you want to benefit from your policies.
Gather all the information you have about the accident and your injuries, including your photos, witnesses’ contact information, medical bills, medical records, and vehicle repair bills. During this process, you can get a copy of the crash report from the police. All of this paperwork helps a lawyer gauge your options.
You’re ready to call a car accident lawyer and schedule your initial consultation. If you have any questions about what to bring, never hesitate to reach out to KNR and ask. Don’t worry about being perfect. Just bring what you have.
What You Should Not Do After a Car Accident
Admit Fault: After a traffic accident, never admit you’re at fault or take responsibility. An insurance company and their lawyers will grasp on to any reason to deny your claim. If you admit you did something wrong or apologized, they’ll say the other driver isn’t to blame.
Give a Statement: You don’t have to talk with the other driver’s insurance company. We recommend you don’t provide a statement or answer questions. You should hire a lawyer who can deal with the insurance company for you.
Downplay or Ignore Injuries: We’ve also seen car accident victims ignore their pain or downplay their injuries. This won’t help you get the medical care or insurance settlement you need. Be honest about your symptoms and pain level when you see a doctor. You want an accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Post on Social Media: It’s tempting to talk about your case to family, friends, and followers online. We highly recommend not posting about the accident on social media, though. Keep information about the accident and your injuries private.
Car Accident Compensation
When you are injured in a car crash, the law might entitle you to compensation for your past and future:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Physical limitations
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of familial relationships – loss of consortium
Should I Get a Lawyer After a Car Accident?
Yes, you should hire a lawyer after you’re in a car accident and suffer injuries. By working with our Cincinnati car accident lawyers, you’re more likely to recover a settlement and maximize the value of your claim.
We Investigate and Gather Evidence
You have to provide evidence of the other driver’s fault during the claim. This evidence can include:
- The police report
- The responding officer’s testimony
- Witness statements
- Your testimony
- Expert testimony
You also have to provide evidence of your injuries, like your medical records, photos, videos, and expert testimony.
We Identify Who Was At Fault & Liable
Bringing a successful car accident claim means bringing it against the right person or business. Through our in-depth investigation, we find out who caused the car accident and why. We also look for whether anyone else might be liable for your injuries, such as the vehicle’s true owner or the driver’s employer.
If the insurer approves your claim, the next step is to agree on a settlement. The insurer might make a low offer. It’s up to you to decide whether to accept or negotiate, and you have the right to ask for more compensation. An attorney experienced in handling car accident claims and negotiating settlements can help.
We Represent You in Court
Sometimes car accident victims benefit from filing a personal injury lawsuit. Filing a lawsuit against the at-fault driver or multiple drivers doesn’t mean you’ll go to trial. Most car accident claims settle. But filing a lawsuit shows the insurance company you’re serious and provides the insurer with an incentive to settle before trial.
What If a Car Accident is Fatal?
Did your spouse, child, or parent die in a car accident or from crash-related injuries? It’s best to call a lawyer to learn about Ohio wrongful death law. You and your relatives may have the right to demand compensation.
Wrongful death compensation includes:
- Burial and funeral expenses
- Lost income
- Lost future inheritance
- Burial and funeral expenses
- Lost income
- Lost future inheritance
This claim is about what you and your family went through. It isn’t about your loved one’s fatal injuries.
Most fatal car accident claims are resolved out of court. But you might have to file a lawsuit to receive compensation. We’ll discuss with you the process of filing a wrongful death lawsuit and the advantages and disadvantages of litigation.
Why You Should Work With KNR
Our Cincinnati car accident lawyers know the ins and outs of the insurance claim process. We’ll respond to any letters you receive, talk with the insurance adjuster on the phone, and answer any questions. This takes a lot of work and stress off your shoulders.
Our goal is for the insurance company to approve your claim. Then, the next step is to negotiate the settlement. Insurers often send a lowball first offer. We recommend talking with an attorney before accepting a settlement offer. We can tell you when the offer is fair or too low.
When your claim is worth more than the offer, we will enter into negotiations. Given our years of experience, we know there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. We consider the facts of your case and your needs before crafting a unique negotiation strategy.
We’re also seasoned trial lawyers. We’re not afraid to file personal injury lawsuits when they benefit our clients. If it’s necessary, we’ll take full advantage of discovery and fight hard for your compensation at trial.
KNR has an excellent record of maximizing compensation for our clients. We can never guarantee a specific outcome to a car accident claim. But we promise to fight for the best possible outcome.
Call Our Cincinnati Car Accident Lawyers Today
Were you hurt in a car accident in Cincinnati or Hamilton County? You should have help with your insurance claim or possible lawsuit. You can do pursue compensation on your own, but you do not have to. Kisling, Nestico & Redick is here to help.
We want to put our years of experience handling car accidents, personal injury, and wrongful death claims to work for you. We want to fight for you to receive the maximum compensation.