Steubenville Personal Injury and Car Accident Lawyers

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Injuries and accidents happen, but when someone’s negligence is to blame, you could recover compensation. A personal injury and car accident attorney serving Steubenville can help you recover damages for medical bills and other losses.

Kisling, Nestico & Redick has handled more than 10,000 injury cases. Our experienced personal injury lawyers either worked in the insurance industry or have legal experience with insurance clients. This in-depth knowledge is a significant advantage when we file your claim.

We believe that the responsible party should compensate you for your injuries and damages. KNR has recovered multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of our clients. Our firm has the resources and staff to investigate, negotiate, and, if necessary, litigate your case.

You deserve to know what your personal injury case is worth. Contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick for a free, no-risk consultation. Call 1-800-HURT-NOW or reach out using our online contact form. We get paid only when you recover compensation.

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Personal Injuries in Steubenville, OH

Since 2005, KNR has protected the rights of accident victims with responsive legal care. We are an Ohio-based law firm proudly serving Steubenville and Jefferson County. No matter what type of injury or accident you’ve suffered, our attorneys want to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Common Personal Injury Accidents

How an Attorney Benefits Your Case

You have a better chance of recovering fair compensation when you work with an attorney. You also enjoy the peace of mind from having a legal advocate who protects your rights from potentially ruthless insurance companies. KNR serves individuals in Steubenville and Jefferson County to help them obtain compensation and justice. We get paid when you recover compensation, and initial consultations are free.

There are other benefits when you work with a personal injury attorney.

Collect and Examine Evidence for Liability

In our experience, negligence is the number one cause of personal injuries and accidents. Negligence is the breach of care that a reasonable person would take under similar circumstances. Insurance companies demand proof that shows how another person caused your injuries and damages. An attorney has the knowledge and resources to prove liability.

Evaluate Your Damages

Damages are the result of the physical and emotional injuries that you suffered from someone’s negligence. You deserve compensation for medical treatment, car repairs, lost pay, and all the other ways that the accident caused you pain or loss. To arrive at a fair settlement amount, Kisling, Nestico & Redick evaluates your economic and non-economic damages.

Negotiates with the Insurance Company for You

Dealing with an insurance company can be stressful enough without the added burden of being injured. Let a lawyer handle the communication and negotiation with the insurance company on your behalf. KNR has a unique perspective on the industry that we use to your advantage. Should negotiations break down, we put our courtroom experience to work for you.

Connects You with Local Resources

We understand how frustrating it can be to find resources near Steubenville after an accident. KNR provides you with a list of hospitals, towing services, repair shops, and other services that might come in handy. When you become a KNR client, you enjoy unparalleled client service throughout your case.

Steubenville, OH Resources for the Injured

With 11 convenient locations throughout Ohio, our award-winning law firm works tirelessly to recover compensation for people injured by a careless act or failure to act.

We hope you find the following information helpful for checking off every item on your to-do list after an accident.

Hospitals

You might be severely injured and need surgery, hospitalization, and other emergency care. If your injuries are less severe, you should still get medical care as soon as you can. In our experience, accident victims might not realize they are injured for several hours or even days later. Always check with a hospital, urgent care, or your family physician after any kind of accident.

Trinity Family Care Center

Chiropractors

The shock and force from a fall, accident, or another type of personal injury can knock your spine out of alignment. A chiropractor uses holistic methods to relieve painful soft tissue injuries to your muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

Whether you suffer from back pain or headaches, chiropractors identify the source of your discomfort using non-invasive treatment. Although a full recovery is not guaranteed with chiropractic care, you may benefit from frequent adjustments.

Common Questions for the Injured

With over 500 combined years of legal experience, KNR is ready to help you. Here are some frequently asked questions from injured people in similar circumstances.

What’s the deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit?

You have two years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit. However, there are many steps in this process. To ensure that you have plenty of time to assert your legal rights fully, contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Should I discuss fault in my injury case?

You should avoid admitting fault in your case. It is in your best interest to let an attorney speak on your behalf to the insurance company. You could limit compensation by discussing liability and other legal matters. An attorney with Kisling, Nestico & Redick can handle the insurer so you can focus on feeling better.

How can I prove the other party is at fault?

Proving liability takes time, experience, and a thorough understanding of the facts surrounding your case. With more than 30 attorneys and a staff of 100 professionals, KNR uncovers the facts that help build a solid insurance claim. There are several ways to collect evidence of liability.

Photos and Videos

We encourage accident victims to take pictures at the scene. An attorney uses this photographic evidence to show how negligence or wrongdoing caused your injuries.

Witnesses

People who can testify to the facts surrounding your injury are invaluable. A lawyer can review their statements and contact them for further information or clarification, if necessary.

Police Report

Police reports provide information about the cause, circumstance, and involved parties. It is your right to get help from local law enforcement who responded to the scene.

Should I go to the hospital?

Not all injuries require a trip to the emergency room or a ride in an ambulance. However, only a medical professional gives you the assurance you deserve about your health and well-being after an accident. It is wise to get medical attention as soon as possible, whether at a hospital or walk-in clinic.

Medical Documentation

Getting medical attention soon after an accident helps you start on the road to recovery. It also ensures official documentation of your injuries and prognosis to share with the insurance company. You must show how the accident caused you to suffer and the damages related to that suffering. X-rays, MRI images, and other medical documentation make it more likely to recover compensation.

Accident Statistics for Steubenville and Jefferson County, OH

Steubenville Population: 18,161

Jefferson County Population: 65, 249

Total Area: 411 square miles

In 2020, the Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated 963 traffic accidents in Jefferson County, with four fatal accidents.

Contributing Factors:

  • 61 alcohol-related
  • 92 involved OVI (Operating Vehicle Impaired)
  • 187 speed-related
  • 46 involved running a red light or stop sign
  • 48 distracted-related
  • 45 involved drugs
  • 96 involved failure-to-yield
  • 12 involved motorcycles
  • 11 pedestrian-related

Car Accidents by Age Group:

  • 328 mature-related
  • 266 youth-related
  • 122 teen-related

Jefferson County Courthouse

Steubenville, OH Car Accident Resources

Car accidents happen for many reasons, but one law firm handles all kinds of crashes. KNR gathers evidence, files your claim, and negotiates for maximum compensation. We also provide links to resources that many car accident victims need, such as repair shops and car rental agencies.

Here is a helpful list of resources near Steubenville and elsewhere in Jefferson County.

Towing Services

You might not be able to drive your car to get it fixed. Several tow truck services are available to transport your damaged vehicle.

ASAP Towing & Recovery, LLC (304) 670-4655

Speed Demons Towing Service (267) 560-4470

Body Shops

Here are a few auto body shops in Jefferson County.

Princeton Auto

Firestone Complete Auto Care

Johnny’s Tire & Auto Service

Monro Auto Service

Car Rentals

Your transportation needs don’t go away just because your car is in the shop. You can find a rental at one of these locations in Steubenville.

Thrifty Car Rental

Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Valley Car Rental

Police Departments

Jefferson County has several police departments. You can obtain a copy of the police report from the agency investigating the crash using the contact information below.\

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department

Steubenville Police Department

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Crash Report

The Ohio State Highway Patrol creates a report and takes photos of all accidents they investigate. You could request a copy of the crash report here if the state patrol investigated your crash. Otherwise, you will need to contact the police department that responded.

An attorney with KNR reviews the information on the crash report to strengthen your claim. It is crucial to take advantage of this document as part of the evidence against the other party.

Common Car Accident Questions

You probably have questions about your claim. Kisling, Nestico & Redick has helped over 10,000 clients injured in accidents caused by someone’s negligence. Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.

What if the driver who caused the crash is uninsured?

In most car accidents, an attorney files a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance. If the driver is uninsured, you still have options to collect damages.

One of the more common ways to pursue damages from an uninsured driver is to file a personal injury lawsuit. Even though the driver does not have auto insurance, they could have other financial resources to cover your damages.

Should I hire an attorney to help with my case?

You are not obligated to hire an attorney to pursue compensation. However, your chances of securing a fair settlement increase when you have an experienced car accident lawyer by your side. Insurance companies often try to settle as cheaply as possible. Their offer might not be enough to cover your medical bills and other damages.

Our attorneys have earned a reputation for defending the rights of accident victims. Insurance adjusters know that we fight to recover the maximum compensation possible to help our clients get back on their feet.

Why does negligence matter in a car accident?

Negligence is how an attorney proves that the other party caused the accident and your injuries. When someone fails to act with the level of care that any reasonable person would, they can be held accountable for your damages.

Some examples of negligence in car accidents include:

  • Driving recklessly
  • Speeding
  • Running a red light
  • Drunk or drugged driving

What if my car accident injuries prevent me from working?

You might miss a few days of work after the accident, or it might be several weeks or months, depending on the nature and extent of your injuries. A car accident attorney can seek compensation for lost pay from the other driver’s insurance coverage. Sometimes it is necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover lost wages. Keep your pay stubs and ask an attorney for guidance.

Why Hire KNR?

Kisling, Nestico & Redick has helped more than 10,000 injured people recover damages for nearly two decades. Our case results show our in-depth knowledge of Ohio civil law and former experience in the insurance industry.

Insurance companies make it challenging for people to recover the compensation to pay medical bills and other expenses. KNR takes care of both the insurance and legal requirements while you focus on your health and your loved ones.

We treat our clients like family and are delighted when they share comments about their KNR experience. We would be honored to help you recover compensation and justice, too.

Call KNR for a Free Consultation

Schedule a free initial consultation today. Kisling, Nestico & Redick is available online or by phone at 1-800-HURT-NOW. There is no upfront cost, and we only get paid when you recover compensation.

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