Personal Injury and Car Accident Lawyers in Meigs County, OH

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When someone else is responsible for your injury or accident, it might be time to contact a personal injury lawyer serving Meigs County. You could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost pay, and other losses.

Since 2005, Kisling, Nestico & Redick has protected the rights of accident victims like you throughout Ohio. We understand how an injury or accident turns your entire life upside down. With more than 500 combined years of legal experience, our attorneys know what it takes to negotiate a fair settlement, and we are not afraid to take your case to court.

Reach out to Kisling, Nestico & Redick online or call 1-800-HURT-NOW to schedule a free consultation. We only get paid when you recover compensation.

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Personal Injuries in Meigs County, OH

Personal injuries are inevitable when someone fails to act reasonably and responsibly. KNR serves Pomeroy and Meigs County accident victims to help them get back on their feet.

Common Personal Injury Accidents

Benefits of Working with an Attorney

Our accident attorneys have a deep understanding of Ohio’s liability laws. We also have insight into the insurance industry from prior experience. You have control over your case and increase your chances for fair compensation with an attorney by your side.

There are other benefits of working with an attorney.

Collect and Examine Evidence

Financial compensation is the only recourse after a negligent injury, but you must prove that the other party is at fault. An attorney has the knowledge and resources to collect and examine evidence such as photos, police reports, and witness statements.

Assess All Damages

Physical and emotional pain often go together after a fall, car crash, or another type of injury. A lawyer carefully considers the economic and noneconomic impact of your injuries. You only have one opportunity to seek compensation, and it should cover all current and future losses.

Negotiate a Settlement

Insurance companies are notorious for delaying, denying, and downplaying claims. When you work with an attorney, the insurance company knows that they will be held accountable. Our injury attorneys are skilled negotiators who back their demands with evidence and experience. Personal injury cases are often resolved without going to court, but it is always an option.

Connect with Local Resources

Injuries are only part of the collateral damage after an accident. You probably have a lengthy to-do list and many questions about compensation. Kisling, Nestico & Redick walks you through the process and keeps clients up to date. We also provide you with connections to hospitals, police departments, and other services that you might need.

Meigs County, OH Resources for the Injured

KNR has 11 locations across Ohio. Our experienced lawyers protect your rights and make it easier for you to get back on your feet.

We hope you find this list of local resources helpful.

Hospitals

Although you’re encouraged to consult an attorney as soon as possible after an accident, always get medical care first. You could be injured and not have symptoms for several hours or a few days. Here are local hospitals near you.

Holzer Meigs Emergency Department

Holzer Urgent Care Clinic

Chiropractors

A chiropractor uses non-invasive, holistic methods to correct misalignment of the spine due to injury. A sudden jolt or blow, such as a fall or a car accident, may cause pain and inflammation in the neck and back. You might find that a visit to a chiropractor eases your pain.

Common Questions for the Injured

With over 10,000 clients served, KNR is here to guide you through the insurance claims process. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions from injured individuals.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?

Ohio allows two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. Most lawsuits originate as insurance claims in which negotiations have stalled. It is essential to give yourself plenty of time to exercise all your options. Contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as you can after an accident.

Do I Admit Fault in My Injury Case?

Telling the insurance adjuster that you played a part in your case jeopardizes potential compensation. Liability is a complicated legal issue that is best left to an attorney. Politely decline to speak with the insurance company until you have a chance to talk to a lawyer.

How Do I Show the Other Party Is At Fault?

Recovering compensation is more likely when you have evidence of liability. It takes time and energy to uncover this evidence, which can be challenging when you’re injured. An attorney gathers and evaluates evidence, including those listed below.

Photos and Videos

Photos and videos are highly effective types of evidence. Ideally, you want to take pictures at the accident or injury scene. You can also take photos of your injuries and damaged property.

Witnesses

Try to get the names and phone numbers of people who saw the accident. An attorney can get their statement to use as part of your claim.

Police Report

Police reports often have valuable information about the cause and circumstances of the accident. You have the right to get a copy of this report to substantiate your claim.

Should I Go to The Hospital?

You might think that you are fine, only to wake up the day after the accident in pain. It is always best to get checked by a doctor. You certainly do not want to risk making an injury worse. If you have minor injuries, it’s probably safe to go to an urgent care center or your family physician.

Medical Documentation

Seeking medical attention is for your best health. It also increases the likelihood of recovering fair compensation. Insurance companies (and the court) want evidence of your injuries. Getting an X-ray, MRI, or even a prescription helps authenticate your injuries.

Accident Statistics for Meigs County, OH

Population: 22,210 Total Size: 433 square miles

Pomeroy is the county seat for Meigs County. In 2020, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported 397 car accidents, including four fatal crashes.

Contributing Factors:

  • 22 alcohol-related
  • 32 involved OVI (Operating Vehicle Impaired)
  • 15 distracted-related
  • 15 drug-related
  • 37 involved failure-to-yield
  • 110 speed-related
  • Two involved running a stop sign or red light
  • Ten motorcycle-related

Accidents by Age Group:

  • 120 youth-related
  • 64 involved teen drivers
  • 125 mature-related
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Meigs County, OH Car Accident Resources

KNR focuses its practice on personal injury. We go the extra mile for our clients by answering their questions and offering links to post-accident resources.

Towing Services

When your car isn’t safe to drive, you’ll need a tow truck. Contact one of these towing services.

1st Response Towing & Recovery

Get Hooked Towing & Recovery LLC

33 Auto Clinic & Towing (740) 992-1330

Body Shops

You can have your car towed to one of the repair shops below.

Superior Auto Body

Meigs Auto Service

C & J’s Auto Body (740) 691-5021

Car Rentals

When your car is out of commission, you might need to rent a vehicle. These are some options.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car Gallipolis

Enterprise Rent-a-Car Ripley

Zipcar Athens

Police Departments

Police officers who responded to your crash took notes and perhaps photos. It is in your best interest to obtain a copy of the police report to include with your insurance claim.

Meigs County Sheriff’s Office

Pomeroy Police Department

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Crash Reports

The Ohio State Highway Patrol lets you download crash reports from their website. They do not have copies of other police departments’ reports. You will need to contact the law enforcement agency that responded to your crash.

Common Car Accident Questions

We know that car accident victims have many questions. For specific concerns regarding your case, please contact KNR today.

What if the Liable Driver Is Uninsured?

If an uninsured or underinsured motorist injured you, you still have options for compensation. A car accident lawyer can review your policy to see if you carry uninsured motorist protection. You would be surprised how many drivers have this additional coverage.

Another option is filing a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for medical expenses, car repairs, and other losses. An attorney can advise you of your legal options.

Do I Need to Hire an Attorney?

Trying to negotiate with the insurance company on your own is risky for a few reasons.

First, you’re probably not feeling strong enough to deal with the required paperwork and deadlines.

Second, insurance companies often try to pressure accident victims into settling as cheaply and quickly as possible.

Finally, the insurance company has an entire team of attorneys to protect their interests. You deserve to have an accomplished legal advocate by your side.

What is Negligence?

Proving negligence is the foundation of a successful injury claim. When someone fails to act with the same level of care that a reasonable person would show in a similar situation, they are negligent.

For example, a driver who falls asleep at the wheel is negligent.

Additional examples of how negligence causes car accidents include:

What if I Can’t Work After a Car Crash?

You could be entitled to compensation for lost wages due to an accident. Personal injury protection (PIP) reimburses lost pay if you cannot work. However, insurance pays up to policy limits. It is possible to exhaust PIP if you miss work for an extended period.

An attorney might recommend filing a personal injury lawsuit to recover lost wages.

Why Hire KNR?

Kisling, Nestico & Redick has recovered more than $500 million in settlements and verdicts for clients just like you. We put our experience, knowledge, and resources behind every client for the best possible outcome.

Life seems overwhelming when you’re injured and facing a mountain of unexpected bills. Let a personal injury and car accident attorney fight your insurance and legal battles while you focus on feeling better.

Call KNR: Free Consultations & No Up-front Cost

Schedule your free initial consultation today. Call 1-800-HURT-NOW, or fill out our contact form. We only get paid when you recover compensation.