Personal Injury and Car Accident Lawyers in Ironton, OH

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When someone’s careless act injures you or a loved one, you probably have questions about your legal rights. A personal injury and car accident attorney serving Ironton can guide you through the complexities of insurance claims and lawsuits.

Since 2005, Kisling, Nestico & Redick has helped injured men and women recover damages due to another party’s negligence. We have an in-depth knowledge of the insurance industry that lets us build the strongest claim possible. Our attorneys have recovered more than $500 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients.

KNR has helped more than 10,000 clients recover compensation and justice when someone recklessly or intentionally harmed them. You deserve the peace of mind that comes with robust legal representation.

For a free, no-risk consultation, please call Kisling, Nestico & Redick today at 1-800-HURT-NOW or use our online contact form. We don’t get paid unless you recover compensation.

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Personal Injuries in Ironton, OH

Our attorneys have over 500 combined years of legal experience. We are ready to help you and your loved ones after all kinds of personal injuries and accidents.

Common Personal Injury Accidents

Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

Accidents can happen anytime and anywhere in Lawrence County, including Ironton, Chesapeake, and Proctorville. A personal injury attorney can help you through the entire process, protecting your rights and pursuing compensation. Many injured people feel more in control of their case when they hire an attorney. You also increase the likelihood of recovering fair compensation.

There are other benefits when you work with a lawyer.

Establish Liability

Most accidents happen when someone fails to uphold their duty of care to another person. Whether it’s medical malpractice or a car crash, the chances are good that negligence is the cause. A lawyer with KNR has the resources to collect evidence, documentation, and statements to establish liability. You must show that it is more likely than not that negligence caused the accident, your injuries, and your damages.

Assess Damages

Depending on the severity and extent of your injuries, you could quickly accumulate hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical care. Other losses must be considered, such as pain and suffering. We assign a value for your economic and emotional damages.

Negotiates a Settlement

We know when an insurer attempts to downplay or deny a claim. Our lawyers have earned a reputation as skilled negotiators and litigators. Having an attorney with our firm by your side could improve your chance to recover the compensation you deserve. If negotiations fall through, we can take your case to court.

Local Resources

Kisling, Nestico & Redick is an award-winning Ohio law firm focusing on personal injury law. We serve clients throughout the Buckeye State and connect them with the type of resources they might need after an injury or accident. Our goal is to relieve you of the many tasks associated with insurance claims so you can take care of your health and loved ones.

Ironton, OH Resources for the Injured

With 11 locations throughout Ohio, KNR connects you with local resources from hospitals to car rentals.

Hospitals

You should get medical attention if you have not already. It may take several hours or even a few days for some symptoms to appear. Seek treatment at the following hospital.

Ironton Family Health Center

Chiropractors

A traffic accident or fall can jolt your spine out of alignment, causing muscle pain and headaches. Chiropractors use non-invasive treatments and physical manipulation to ensure correct spinal alignment. While they cannot guarantee a pain-free future, an experienced chiropractor could implement a treatment plan.

Common Questions from Injured People

Our accident attorneys gladly answer your questions. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions from injured people.

What Is the Deadline for Filing a Lawsuit?

Ohio allows two years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. Most injury cases end with an insurance settlement to which both parties agree. Occasionally, negotiations break down, usually because the insurance company will not budge from a lowball offer. It takes time to prepare a court case. The court will dismiss your complaint if you miss the deadline, so contact an attorney right away.

Should I Admit Responsibility in My Injury Case?

We recommend that you avoid any conversation or statement that you admit to fault in your injury case. Revealing that you played a role in causing the accident jeopardizes your claim.

Instead, let an experienced attorney speak on your behalf. We have a deep understanding of Ohio’s liability and negligence laws.

How Can I Prove the Other Party Is Liable?

An attorney examines the evidence in your case to prove that the other party is at fault. There are several ways to obtain proof of liability.

Photos and Videos

Try to take pictures at the accident scene while there is evidence, such as a broken sidewalk or skid marks. If you are too injured to snap a photo, call KNR to secure photographic evidence.

Witnesses

Individuals who make a statement about what they saw are invaluable for your insurance claim. Try to collect as many names and phone numbers from potential witnesses as possible.

Police Report

A police report is often the first official record of the incident. An attorney reviews the police report for evidence necessary to support your claim.

Should I Go to the Hospital?

Some injuries require a trip to the hospital. Other injuries can be treated at a walk-in clinic. You should not ignore worsening pain or new symptoms.

Medical Documentation

When you delay seeking medical care after an accident, you send a red flag to the insurance company that your injuries are unimportant. As experienced personal injury lawyers, we know that the best chance of collecting compensation includes medical documentation by a healthcare professional.

Keep track of your appointments and receipts. Otherwise, you jeopardize your health and your case.

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Ironton & Lawrence County, OH Car Accident Resources

Lawrence County Population: 58,240 Size: 457 square miles

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported 1,005 accidents in 2020, including seven fatal crashes.

Contributing Factors:

  • 67 were alcohol-related
  • 109 involved OVI (Operating Vehicle Impaired) investigations
  • 50 were drug-related
  • 72 involved distracted driving
  • 152 were speed-related
  • 139 involved failure-to-yield
  • 24 involved running a stop sign or red light
  • 26 were motorcycle-related
  • Five were pedestrian-related

Accident Victims by Age:

  • 296 youth-related
  • 137 involved teens
  • 363 mature-related

In addition to physical and emotional injuries, you probably have a lengthy list of tasks. Here are resources in Lawrence County that we hope are helpful.

Towing Services:

Check out this towing service near you.

Jim Howard & Son Body Shop & Towing

Body Shops

You can have your damaged vehicle towed directly to one of these body and repair shops.

Jim Howard & Son Body Shop

Ron’s Body Shop & Garage

Tackett’s Body Shop (740) 533-2835

Dickess Auto Repair (740) 532-1220

Car Rentals

It’s challenging to get around Lawrence County without a car. Here is a rental location so you may find a car while yours is being repaired.

Hertz Car Rental

Police Departments

There are a few different police departments in Lawrence County. You will need to contact the agency that responded to your crash if you want a police report.

Ironton Police Department

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Crash Reports

If the Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated your accident, you can request a copy of the crash report. However, if law enforcement in Ironton or elsewhere in Lawrence County responded, you must contact them directly.

Common Car Accident Questions

Car accidents generate many questions. You can start getting answers here. Feel free to call Kisling, Nestico & Redick with specific concerns about your accident.

What if the At-fault Driver Is Uninsured?

Despite state insurance requirements, your accident could involve an uninsured driver. An attorney helps you understand your options when an uninsured driver causes the accident.

One option is to look for coverage within your auto insurance. Many people have a rider that includes uninsured and underinsured drivers. A car accident lawyer can review your policy and file your claim.

Another option is to file a personal injury lawsuit. Sometimes a driver lets their insurance lapse but has other financial assets that could cover your medical bills and other damages.

Do I Need to Hire an Attorney?

Car accidents can become complex, such as those involving an uninsured driver or multiple parties. It is helpful to have an attorney navigate insurance claims and personal injury lawsuits if it is necessary to sue. Our car accident lawyers have a unique understanding of the insurance industry. We use this experience and knowledge to achieve the best possible outcome.

What Is Negligence?

Negligence is a breach of duty that results when someone fails to take reasonable, prudent measures that most people would under similar circumstances. When a car accident lawyer proves negligence and shows evidence of injuries and damages, you have an increased chance of recovering compensation.

Negligence in Car Accidents:

  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Running a red light
  • Failing to yield

What if I Cannot Work?

You are entitled to compensation for lost wages due to accident-related injuries. Most of the time, the at-fault driver’s insurance covers your lost pay. KNR can also file a personal injury lawsuit if you are out of work for a long time and exhaust the policy limit.

Why Hire Kisling, Nestico & Redick?

We understand how painful and disruptive car accidents and other types of injuries can be. KNR focuses on helping injured people recover compensation and justice. Our dedicated personal injury and accident lawyers take care of all the details so you can focus on feeling better.

For decades, our attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick have worked tirelessly to get maximum payouts for clients. The insurance company does not have your best interest in mind – we do. Let us work on your behalf to recover compensation.

Call Today: Free Consultations & No Up-front Cost

Our personal injury and car accident lawyers serving Ironton are ready to help when someone’s negligence injured you or a loved one. Call Kisling, Nestico & Redick at 1-800-HURT-NOW, or use our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation today. We only get paid when you recover compensation.