Falls, mishaps, injuries, and accidents occur regularly in Marion. When someone’s negligence caused your injury or accident, you could be entitled to financial compensation.
Since 2005, Kisling, Nestico & Redick has protected accident victims’ rights. We believe that the at-fault party, not you, should be accountable for your medical bills, property damage, and other expenses.
Our award-winning team of personal injury attorneys has recovered more than $500 million in settlements and verdicts. We get results because our lawyers enjoy an in-depth knowledge of insurance claims and personal injury law.
Personal Injuries in Marion, OH
Most personal injuries are caused by negligence. An injury attorney with Kisling, Nestico & Redick helps you understand your rights when it comes to recovering compensation. We have a large practice area that includes the six common injuries below.
Common Personal Injury Accidents
Benefits of a Marion Personal Injury Attorney
You improve your chances of recovering fair compensation when you work with an attorney that serves Marion County. Dealing with an insurance company by itself is stressful. When you pursue compensation on your own while injured, it can seem overwhelming. An injury lawyer with KNR navigates the complexities of evidence, deadlines, and details in an accident case. You deserve to recover without this additional burden.
There are other benefits of hiring a lawyer.
Gather Evidence of Liability
Insurance companies demand proof of liability before they consider a payout. You can trust an experienced Marion injury lawyer to gather and examine evidence that shows the other party is at fault. Sometimes there are numerous liable parties. It takes a skilled accident attorney to sort through the evidence and determine liability.
Assigns a Value for Damages
Accidents create physical, emotional, and financial harm. A personal injury attorney objectively and thoroughly reviews your past, present, and potentially future damages. It is our goal to recover the compensation you need to get back on your feet.
Negotiates for a Fair Settlement
With over 500 combined years of legal experience, our attorneys are skilled negotiators. Some of our team worked in the insurance industry or had other experience, and we put this knowledge to work for you. We demand full compensation and can take your case to a jury if the insurance company doesn’t play fair.
Connects You with Local Resources
We know that accidents disrupt every part of your life. You might not know where to turn for medical care, tow trucks, and all the other things you may need. Let us help you check off all the items on your post-accident list with links to resources near you.
Marion, OH Resources for Injury Victims
Kisling, Nestico & Redick is an Ohio-based firm with 11 convenient locations. We want to help you and your loved ones with links to local resources and answers to your questions.
Some accident injuries are severe enough to warrant a trip to the nearest emergency room. For lesser injuries, you can go to the nearest urgent care clinic or visit your family doctor. Even if you feel fine, it is better to see a licensed healthcare provider as soon as possible. Some injuries take a few days for symptoms to appear.
Marion VA Clinic (for veterans only)
Many accident victims suffer from whiplash, sprains, and other soft tissue injuries. They find it challenging to go about their day due to pain and inflammation. A chiropractor helps readjust your spinal cord, which is often the cause of most pain.
Common Questions for the Injured
Our attorneys have helped more than 10,000 injured people. We understand you have questions about your injury case. KNR wants you to make an informed decision about your case, so please reach out with additional questions.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Ohio has a two-year statute of limitations, or deadline, for personal injury lawsuits. The court will likely dismiss any legal complaint you file after this deadline expires. You should know that most injury cases settle without the need to go to court. However, each case is unique. Your injury attorney can advise you on the best course of action for your situation.
Do I Mention Fault in My Injury Case?
Avoid discussing fault with anyone except an attorney. Your understanding of liability might be different than what Ohio law recognizes. Talk to a personal injury lawyer with KNR about your concerns. In most cases, it’s best to let an experienced attorney communicate with the insurance company for you.
How Do I Prove the Other Person Is At Fault?
Proving liability in a personal injury case requires a careful examination of evidence, documentation, and testimony. You want to present a strong argument that the other person failed to uphold their duty of care. An attorney with KNR knows how to support your claim with evidence.
Photos & Videos
We encourage accident victims to take photos at the scene, but we know that is not always possible. There may be pictures or videos from witnesses or security cameras. An attorney can request copies of these images.
Along with taking pictures, witnesses substantiate your claim by sharing what they saw and heard. If possible, get the names and phone numbers of bystanders who are willing to make a statement.
Always ask the police for a copy of their accident report. This document helps clarify and support your case, especially if the police officer identified the other party as responsible.
Should I Go to the Hospital?
As experienced injury lawyers, we see the benefits of medical care. Accident victims might skip going to the hospital, only to suffer symptoms and pain days later. Some injuries, such as a concussion, can quickly worsen. It is in your best interest to visit a medical professional after an accident or injury.
Medical documentation, such as X-rays, is proof that you are injured. Along with providing evidence of liability against the other party, you must also show that their negligence resulted in physical and mental harm. Any delay in seeking treatment could give the insurance company an excuse to avoid paying compensation.
Keep track of your doctor’s appointments and medical bills. You can seek compensation for prescriptions, medical equipment (like crutches), and even mileage between your home and the hospital.
Accident Statistics for Marion County, OH
Population: 65,359 Total Size: 404 square miles
The Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated 1,485 traffic accidents in Marion County during 2020, including eight fatal crashes. Most accidents occurred on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
- 63 alcohol-related
- 95 involved OVI (Operating Vehicle Impaired)
- 48 drug-related
- 71 distracted-related
- 225 involved speeding
- 93 involved running a red light or stop sign
- 22 motorcycle-related
- Six pedestrian-related
Accidents by Age Group:
- 418 youth-related
- 201 teen-related
- 489 mature-related
Marion, OH Car Accident Resources
KNR has decades of experience helping car accident victims, and we can help you. From tow trucks to car rentals, we make it easier to connect with the resources you need.
When you cannot drive your car, call one of these local towing services for a lift.
Ron’s Towing & Recovery Services
Accidents create serious damage. There are several body shops in Marion County.
You might have to rent a car while yours is in the shop. Here are a few options for you to rent a vehicle.
Police reports are a valuable addition to your insurance claim. You will want to get a copy of the police report from the agency that responded to your accident. Depending on the individual department, you might be able to download a police report from their website.
You may download a copy of a crash report from the Ohio State Highway Patrol if they investigated your accident. If another police department responded, please get in touch with them directly.
Common Questions After a Car Accident in Marion, OH
Our award-winning lawyers want you to feel informed and confident about your case. Below are frequently asked questions from car accident victims.
What if the At-Fault Driver Is Uninsured?
Kisling, Nestico & Redick handles car accidents involving uninsured motorists. Your first option is your auto insurance. You probably have an uninsured motorist policy that covers your expenses (you also access this policy if the crash involves a hit-and-run driver).
Another option is to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for medical bills, car repairs, and other losses. Even if the motorist does not have insurance, they may have financial assets.
Do I Need An Attorney for a Car Accident?
Car accident claims are not straightforward. There are specific requirements, documents, and deadlines. The insurance company is not forgiving for injured people trying to maneuver this process. They might pressure you into accepting a lowball offer.
An accident attorney with KNR has the experience to navigate the insurance and legal requirements. We fight for our clients as we would for our family members.
What Is Negligence?
Negligence is a legal term for someone who fails to act the same way another reasonable person would. Drinking and driving, for example, is negligent behavior. An attorney uses evidence and documentation to show negligence.
Other examples of negligence in car accidents:
What if I Cannot Work After the Accident?
Typically, the at-fault driver’s personal injury protection (PIP) pays for wages lost due to injury. If your lost pay exceeds the policy amount, an attorney can file a lawsuit to pursue additional damages. There could be other options. For example, you might file a claim against an employer’s insurance policy if the driver was on the job at the time of the crash.
Why Choose Kisling, Nestico & Redick?
Kisling, Nestico & Redick is constantly recognized for experience, results, and service. With over 500 combined years of legal experience, we know precisely how to handle your accident claim. You pay nothing up-front, and we offer free consultations. If your injuries prevent you from traveling to our office, we can meet with you by phone, at your home, or at the hospital.
Our legal team is experienced and knowledgeable about both the law and the insurance industry. Relax and let our dedicated lawyers pursue compensation for you.