Personal injuries and car accidents impact Harrison County residents every year. When someone’s negligence causes you physical, emotional, and financial suffering, you could recover compensation.
Our lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick understand the stress and pain of a personal injury or car accident. We have recovered multi-million-dollar settlements for people hurt due to negligence or wrongdoing.
Let us take care of collecting evidence, filing your claim, and negotiating with the insurance company. Our lawyers can also file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf, if necessary.
KNR is here to help you through the entire process. We answer your questions and connect you to local resources that are often helpful after an injury or accident.
Personal Injuries in Harrison County, OH
When someone fails to do the right thing, injuries often occur. Personal injury accidents frequently happen in Harrison County. When they do, Kisling, Nestico & Redick is here to help.
Common Personal Injury Accidents
Benefits of an Attorney Serving Harrison County, OH
You are more in control of your case when you work with an attorney. Whether you live in Cadiz or elsewhere in Harrison County, your chance of receiving fair compensation increases with an attorney’s help. There are several additional benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer.
Obtain Evidence of Liability
We gather photos, videos, witness statements, and other documentation to identify all liable parties who caused or contributed to your injuries. A successful personal injury case must include proof that the other party failed to uphold their duty of care, thereby injuring you.
Assess Your Damages
An attorney takes an objective, knowledgeable approach to assess your monetary and non-monetary damages. We pursue maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost pay, mental anguish, and other losses.
Negotiate Your Settlement
Kisling, Nestico & Redick has experience negotiating with insurance companies, and they know that we mean business. We usually resolve personal injury cases but are ready and able to take your case to court should negotiations break down.
Provide Local Resource Information
In addition to dedicated legal representation, KNR connects you to local resources in and around Cadiz. You have enough going on after an injury, so we researched and compiled a list of hospitals, auto shops, and other resources that you might need. With 11 convenient locations throughout Ohio, we do everything we can to make your life easier.
Harrison County, OH Resources for the Injured
If being injured through no fault of your own isn’t bad enough, you probably have a lengthy to-do list after the accident. We hope you find this list of available resources helpful.
Hospitals & Clinics
We cannot stress enough that seeking medical attention should be a priority after an injury or accident. In our experience, the shock from the incident could mask symptoms.
The sudden jolt from a fall or a traffic accident can cause severe back and neck pain. It is common for accident victims to suffer from whiplash or another type of soft tissue injury.
Chiropractors take a holistic approach to pain management and wellness. A chiropractor might provide pain relief that helps you return to your daily activities.
Common Questions for the Injured
KNR has helped more than 10,000 accident victims, and we are here to help you, too. If you need specific answers regarding your case after reading these frequently asked questions, please reach out.
What is the deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit?
You have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit in Ohio. The clock starts on the date of your injury, and it takes time to prepare a case. You should contact a personal injury lawyer serving Cadiz as soon as you can.
Should I admit fault in my injury case?
Ohio has complex liability and negligence laws. It is best to leave their interpretation up to an experienced lawyer. Let an attorney with Kisling, Nestico & Redick talk to the insurance company on your behalf. Any mention of fault on your part could jeopardize potential compensation.
How does an attorney determine fault?
Most personal injury accidents are preventable. Whether it is a careless truck driver or an uneven walkway, your injuries are likely caused by someone failing to uphold their duty of care. An attorney collects evidence that proves the other party’s negligence.
Photos & Videos
Whenever possible, we encourage accident victims to take pictures at the scene. These pictures should show potential causes that an attorney might use as evidence of liability, such as skid marks or a missing handrail. You may also take photos of your injuries.
Get the name and contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident. Even if the police do not question them, a personal injury lawyer may interview witnesses later and submit their statement with your claim.
A police report details the date, time, location, and involved parties. This information is invaluable to building a personal injury claim.
Should I go to the hospital?
Some accident injuries are life-threatening, requiring immediate medical care. You can wait to treat less severe injuries. However, some injuries do not show symptoms until several hours or even a day after the accident. It is in your best interest to visit a hospital, walk-in clinic, or your family doctor for a complete post-accident checkup.
Getting medical care is for your best health, but it is also essential to pursue compensation. A doctor or other healthcare provider can document your injuries with diagnostic tests and their exam notes. Insurance companies may view a lack of medical documentation as a reason to question or deny your claim.
Harrison County, OH Car Accident Resources
Land area: 402 square miles
In 2020, the Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated 284 traffic accidents in Harrison County, including the county seat of Cadiz. Please note that this figure does not include car crashes investigated by other law enforcement agencies.
Total Crashes: 284
- Fatal accidents: 7
- Speed-related: 65
- Involving motorcycles: 14
- Alcohol-related: 24
- OVI (Operating Vehicle Impaired) investigations: 29
- Failure to yield-related: 19
- Distracted driver: 14
Age of Involved Parties
- Teen-related: 44
- Mature-related: 86
- Youth-related: 79
Our car accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick have more than 500 combined years of legal experience. We have earned a reputation for our responsive legal care and exceptional client service. Let KNR pursue compensation while you take care of car repairs and other necessary tasks.
The following list of Harrison County resources should be helpful after a car accident.
Your car might not be safe to drive after the accident. You can find a tow truck at one of the locations below.
Auto Body Shops
You can take your damaged vehicle to one of these body shops located in and near Cadiz.
It might take time for car repairs. If you don’t want to rely on family and friends for a lift, you can rent a car at one of these rental places.
Police officers who responded to your accident are a reliable source of information. You can collect a police report at the scene or soon after the crash.
Crash reports provide vital information about the accident. They also indicate if the at-fault driver was cited, arrested, or charged. If the Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated your crash, you could request a copy of their crash report here. If another police department investigated the accident, you need to contact them for a copy of their report.
Common Car Accident Questions
Car accidents raise many issues for victims. You will find frequently asked questions below. The car accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick are happy to answer additional questions you may have concerning your case.
What if the at-fault driver is uninsured?
It is more challenging to collect damages when the at-fault driver is uninsured, but it is possible. The most likely source of compensation is your auto insurance. Many drivers have an uninsured or underinsured motorist clause that pays for medical bills, lost pay, and other accident-related expenses.
An attorney can look at your policy and help you file a claim. If your injuries and damages exceed your uninsured policy limit, KNR can take the liable party to court to seek compensation.
Do I need to hire a car accident lawyer?
Pursuing compensation after an accident is a complex process. Insurance companies make it difficult for accident victims and often pressure them into a lowball offer. A car accident lawyer protects your rights and fights for the compensation you deserve. When you work with KNR, we get paid only when you collect compensation.
What is negligence in a car accident case?
Negligence occurs when someone fails to uphold their duty of care in a given situation. For example, a driver who fails to stop at a red light has breached their duty of care. Negligent individuals may be held liable for their victim’s injuries and damages.
Negligence causes many car accidents and includes:
- Drunk driving
- Failing to yield
- Going the wrong way on a one-way street
- Reckless driving
What should I do if I cannot work after a car crash?
An attorney can assess your damages, including lost pay or reduced wages, if your injuries prevent you from returning to your job. Most auto insurance policies cover lost income, but only to the policy limit. Severely injured individuals might need to pursue additional compensation if they cannot work for an extended period. A car accident lawyer can file a personal injury lawsuit seeking lost pay.
Why should I hire KNR?
From Cadiz to New Athens, every injured person in Harrison County deserves a strong legal advocate by their side. Kisling, Nestico & Redick has earned a reputation as dedicated personal injury and accident lawyers. Our past results, deep knowledge of the insurance industry and state law, and a passion for justice can benefit accident victims.
You have suffered enough at the hands of a negligent person. Let KNR fight for the compensation you deserve.
Call for a Free Consultation Today
Get help from a personal injury and car accident lawyer serving Harrison County. Contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick today for a free consultation. Call 1-800-HURT-NOW or reach out using our online form.