Personal injuries and car accidents affect the lives of you and your loved ones in Washington Court House. When your injuries and suffering result from negligence, you could be entitled to compensation.
Our lawyers have recovered multi-million dollar settlements for clients because we understand how insurance companies operate. This industry insight gives you a distinct advantage when we negotiate for compensation on your behalf.
The last thing you need after an injury caused by someone else is the time-consuming task of gathering evidence, filing a claim, and dealing with the insurance company. We have helped thousands of injured people just like you in similar circumstances.
Let the attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick help you navigate the financial recovery process from the insurance company or lawsuit, if necessary. We provide a list of local resources to make it easier to locate hospitals, auto shops, and car rentals near you.
Personal Injuries in Washington Court House, OH
Kisling, Nestico & Redick has helped over 10,000 clients injured by another person’s negligent act. Unfortunately, these accidents occur in Washington Court House more than you might think. If this happened to you or a loved one, you could be entitled to compensation.
Common Personal Injury Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Truck Accidents
Many Benefits of an Attorney
Wherever you live in Fayette County — Bloomingburg, Good Hope, Jeffersonville, or Washington Court House– you significantly increase your chance for compensation by hiring an attorney.
There are other benefits when you hire an attorney.
Obtain Evidence of Liability
In our experience, negligence causes most accidents that lead to injuries. Our attorneys examine the circumstances and evidence in your case to determine who is responsible for your injuries and damages. This proof is necessary to file an insurance claim and pursue compensation. In some incidents, there could be more than one liable party.
Negotiate with the Insurance Company
Hiring Kisling, Nestico & Redick shows the insurance company that you are serious about recovering compensation. Some insurers try to deny, delay, or downplay an accident victim’s injuries to avoid paying them a fair settlement. We prepare your claim carefully and vigorously pursue the financial recovery you deserve to make you whole.
Provide You with Local Resources
We have collected local resources below to help you connect to medical providers and other services you might need. Our personal injury and car accident attorneys serving Fayette County want to do all we can to help you through this challenging time.
Washington Court House, OH Resources for the Injured
KNR has 11 convenient locations throughout the state. Our attorneys have decades of combined legal experience with an excellent record of client service and case results.
Here are some local Fayette County resources that might be useful if you or a loved one suffered an injury.
You don’t have to be rushed to the hospital in an ambulance to be injured. It might take several hours or even a few days before symptoms appear. It’s essential to get examined by a medical professional at one of these local hospitals.
Accidents may throw your spine out of alignment, causing intense back and neck pain. This pain might radiate down your shoulders, arms, and legs since your spinal cord connects with many nerve endings.
A chiropractor can help relieve your aches and pains after an accident. Chiropractors take a holistic approach to pain relief and wellness. While they cannot promise a cure, chiropractors help reduce painful inflammation and swelling in many injured people.
Common Questions for the Injured
Our attorneys are with you every step of the way. Here are a few commonly asked questions. If you have additional questions or specific concerns about your case, please reach out.
What is the deadline for a personal injury lawsuit?
Ohio imposes a two-year statute of limitations or deadline for personal injury lawsuits. You have even less time to file a medical malpractice suit. It takes time to prepare a court case. Many personal injury lawsuits occur when insurance negotiations break down. You deserve plenty of time to exercise every available option to pursue compensation.
Should I admit fault in my injury case?
Insurance companies look for any excuse to avoid paying you what your case is worth, and admitting fault is a way for them to do just that. We recommend that you wait to talk to the insurance adjuster until after you meet with an attorney. Even an inadvertent comment about fault could jeopardize your case.
How do I prove the other person is at fault?
You need proof that the other party breached their duty of care and injured you. An attorney with Kisling, Nestico & Redick has the experience and resources to establish liability by the other party. When we determine liability, we can move forward with seeking financial compensation.
Here are the most common methods for establishing liability.
Photos and Videos
Some of the best evidence is at the accident scene, whether a car crash or a slip and fall. It is vital to get proof before the evidence disappears. Ideally, you should take pictures at the time of the accident. Include photos of your injuries in addition to evidence such as skid marks or a puddle on the floor.
Witnesses add strength to your claim because they were there for your accident or incident. It is helpful if you can gather their names and phone numbers. An attorney can take their statement as additional proof in your personal injury case.
Do I go to the hospital?
Severely injured victims need immediate medical care. Even if your injuries are not life-threatening, you should still seek medical attention. It is common for accident victims to feel “fine” only to discover an injury that needs treatment. Always make your health a priority after an accident.
Going to the hospital and keeping doctor’s appointments provides documentation of your injuries. Insurance companies look for delays or incomplete treatment plans as a reason to avoid paying. It is in your best interest to keep all appointments and follow your provider’s care plan. You also want to retain your receipts to include in your claim.
Accident Statistics for Washington Court House, OH
Population: 29,951 Size: 407 square miles
The Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated 763 car accidents in Fayette County in 2020, including six fatal crashes:
- 25 alcohol-related
- 36 OVI (Operating Vehicle Impaired) investigations
- 92 failure to yield-related
- 32 drug-related
- 36 traffic violation (red light or stop sign)
- 96 speed-related
- Mature drivers were involved in 222 accidents
- 90 accidents involved teen drivers
- 198 accidents were youth-related
Washington Court House, OH Car Accident Resources
You might have a long to-do list after a car accident. We know that finding a reliable body shop or car rental place is even more challenging when injured. KNR has helped many car accident victims recover compensation and will make sure you have everything you need.
When your vehicle is undrivable, you need a tow truck. Any of the following towing services would be happy to transport your damaged car.
Auto Body Shops
It is tough to see your car banged up. Here are several reliable body shops in and around Washington Court House.
You can still get around town even when your car is in the shop. Here are several car rental locations near you.
You should always call the police for a car accident. Their report could be the only official record of the crash. A car accident lawyer reviews the police report to identify the at-fault party and establish negligence.
You can request a copy of the crash report from a local police department.
You can also request a crash report from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. However, they only have crash reports for accidents in which they were the investigating agency. If another police department responded to the accident, you would need to reach out to them.
Common Car Accident Questions
Car accident victims deserve a strong legal advocate on their side. KNR has helped more than 10,000 clients and would be honored to help you. After reading the answers below, please don’t hesitate to call our firm if you have additional questions.
What if an uninsured driver injures me?
You would have a couple of options if your accident involved an uninsured driver. Because they do not have personal injury protection (PIP), your auto insurance would be your first source of potential compensation. Many people carry uninsured motorist protection, but they might not understand all their benefits if they have not used it before.
An attorney can help you understand your coverage and file a claim on your behalf. You can also pursue compensation from the liable party through a personal injury lawsuit. Either way, KNR is here to guide you through this process.
Should I hire a lawyer?
Insurance companies often make it challenging for accident victims to recover compensation. When you hire a car accident lawyer with Kisling, Nestico & Redick, you access an entire team of legal professionals ready to fight for you. We deal with insurance companies all the time. Let us use our insider knowledge and proven track record to get you the financial recovery you deserve.
What is an example of negligence?
Negligence is a legal term that means another person failed to uphold their duty of care. Each person is expected to act reasonably and prudently, and when they don’t, someone gets hurt.
Some examples of negligence are:
- Running a red light
- Driving without headlights
- Driving while intoxicated or drowsy
What if I cannot work because of my accident injuries?
The liable party’s insurance should cover your lost pay. However, you could exhaust this coverage if you suffered extensive injuries or have a lengthy recovery. When that happens, a car accident lawyer can file a personal injury lawsuit to pursue additional compensation.
Why hire KNR?
An experienced personal injury and car accident lawyer knows that you likely have physical, emotional, and financial damage. Kisling, Nestico & Redick has earned the trust of more than 10,000 clients who had their lives turned upside down after an accident.
We take care of the many details in your case. Our lawyers communicate and negotiate with the insurance company, which allows you to focus on feeling better. We use our decades of experience to recover the maximum compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost pay, and other damages.
KNR is with you each step of the process. We are proud of our reputation as one of Ohio’s leading personal injury law firms. Let us go to work for you.