Personal Injury and Car Accident Lawyers in Monroe County, OH

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When you’re hurting because of someone’s negligence, it’s comforting to know where to find help. Since 2005, Kisling, Nestico & Redick has helped more than 10,000 clients after an accident or injury. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are ready to answer your questions and provide you with links to resources.

Schedule a free, no-risk consultation with KNR today. You pay nothing up-front, and we only get paid when you recover compensation. Reach out to Kisling, Nestico & Redick online or call 1-800-HURT-NOW.

Personal Injuries in Monroe County, OH

You could be entitled to financial compensation if someone’s negligence injured you and caused you economic and emotional damages. A personal injury attorney explains your rights and helps you exercise your legal options.

Common Personal Injury Accidents

Benefits of a Dedicated Attorney

From Antioch to the Village of Woodsfield, accident victims deserve legal protection and representation. Your chances of recovering a fair settlement dramatically increase when you work with an attorney. Having a dedicated attorney by your side gives you peace of mind so that you can focus your attention on your health and loved ones.

Attorneys offer other benefits.

Collect Evidence of Fault

You are more likely to recover compensation when you submit evidence of liability. An attorney has the skills and resources to collect documentation that shows how the other party caused your injuries and damages. Sufficient evidence is essential to a successful insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.

Assign a Value for Damages

An experienced attorney can give you an idea of how much your injury case might be worth. Although each case is different and there are no guarantees of a particular outcome, our attorneys fight for you to be made whole. We assess your damages, including potential expenses in the future, such as long-term medical care.

Negotiate for a Fair Settlement

Many of our lawyers worked for insurance companies or acted as legal counsel. Now, they work for you. Our experienced trial lawyers can take your case to court if the insurer doesn’t play fair.

Provide Links to Resources

With 11 locations throughout Ohio, KNR helps connect you with resources that accident victims often need, such as hospitals and police departments. We know how disruptive an injury or accident can be for you and your family. Please keep reading for answers to commonly asked questions and links to service providers near you.

Monroe County Courthouse

Monroe County, OH Resources for the Injured

Our attorneys have more than 500 combined years of legal experience. The sooner you reach out, the faster we can get to work on your case. Below are helpful resources and answers to commonly asked questions. Please note that KNR does not endorse companies or providers – we list their contact information as a courtesy.

Hospitals

Sometimes, the shock and trauma of the event masks symptoms of an injury. That’s why it makes sense to seek medical care after an accident, even if you think it’s not a big deal. Here are some hospitals and facilities near Woodsfield.

Monroe County Clinic (740) 472-0757

Woodsfield Family Clinic (740) 472-1330

Chiropractors

Chiropractors might relieve pain and inflammation caused by spinal misalignment. Falls and car accidents can create tears and sprains in soft tissue, creating back pain, neck pain, and headaches. Visiting a chiropractor could help you get back on the road to recovery.

Common Questions for the Injured

For decades, KNR has helped injured people get answers to their most common questions. If you don’t find the answer to your question below, please reach out for a free, no-risk consultation.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?

You won’t need to file a lawsuit to recover compensation in many cases. Insurance companies dislike paying claims, but they dislike the negative publicity of a trial even more. However, some injury cases go to trial, usually because negotiations with the insurer break down. You have two years under Ohio law to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Do I Admit Fault in My Case?

We strongly advise that accident victims avoid discussing fault with the insurance company. Even an inadvertent or innocent remark could jeopardize potential compensation. To prevent this from happening, let an experienced attorney communicate and negotiate on your behalf.

How Do I Show the Other Person Is At-Fault?

Ohio has specific laws on negligence. A lawyer can collect and examine evidence to meet the required level of proof. Several types of evidence can support your claim and help you get the compensation you deserve.

Photos & Videos

If possible, take pictures or videos at the accident scene. Include photos that point to liability or wrongdoing by the other party, such as your damaged vehicle.

Witness Statements
Getting a statement from someone who witnessed the accident helps your claim. Try to get the names and phone numbers of people at the scene.

Police Reports

A police report is a valuable piece of evidence in an insurance claim. Police officers are trained observers, and their notes play an important role in establishing liability.

Should I Go to the Hospital?

The EMTs take severely injured people directly to the hospital but your injuries might be less extensive. Still, you should get a licensed healthcare provider to examine you. It’s possible to suffer an injury without showing symptoms right away. We encourage you to get medical care for your best health outcome.

Medical Documentation

Going to the nearest hospital, clinic, or doctor’s office also creates medical documentation. Insurance companies need proof that your injuries were serious enough to warrant medical treatment. Be sure to attend all doctor’s appointments and courses of treatment. If you delay or skip medical care, the insurance company could interpret that as a sign your injuries are not as painful or extensive as you claim.

Accident Statistics for Monroe County, OH

Population: 13,385 Total Size: 457 square miles

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, there were 152 car accidents in Monroe County in 2021 and one fatal crash. State Roads 78 and 7 had the highest number of accidents, with 25 each.

Contributing Factors:

  • 15 alcohol-related
  • 17 involved OVI (Operating Vehicle Impaired)
  • Two drug-related
  • 11 involved distracted drivers
  • 22 speed-related
  • Nine failure-to-yield-related
  • One involved running a red light or stop sign
  • Eight motorcycle-related
  • One pedestrian-related

Accidents by Age Group:

  • 45 youth-related
  • 19 teen-related
  • 41 mature-related

Car Accident Resources for Monroe County, OH

Whether you live in Woodsfield or somewhere else in Monroe County, KNR is here to help with professional legal care. The following resources might be helpful for you or a loved one after a car accident.

Towing Services

If you cannot drive your damaged car, refer to one of these towing services.

Stephen’s Towing

Stonebraker’s Towing & Road Service (Belmont)

Body Shops

You might not know where to go for bodywork and other types of repairs. Here are some Monroe County body shops.

Merrifield Auto Body

Hilltop Auto Service

Antill’s Body Shop (740) 472-0444

Car Rentals

You could ask friends, family, or neighbors to give you a lift around town while your car is in the shop. You could also rent a car at an agency closest to you.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car Marietta

Rentals Car Agency at Mid-Ohio Regional Airport

Police Departments

Always call the police after a car accident. Officers write a report and usually take pictures of the scene. You’re entitled to a copy of their crash report, which your attorney can review with other evidence.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Department

Village of Woodsfield Police Department

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Crash Reports

It takes a few days for the investigating police department to write their report. The Ohio State Highway Patrol lets you request a crash report on their website. However, they only provide information for their investigated accidents. If another police agency responded, you can reach out to them.

Common Car Accident Questions

Our car accident lawyers guide you through the insurance claims process. Below are frequently asked questions from other injured individuals. If you have additional or specific concerns, please contact KNR.

What if the Liable Driver Is Uninsured?

Uninsured or underinsured drivers present a challenge for recovering compensation. There are a few ways to pursue damages. The most common way is to file a claim with your uninsured coverage if you have it. If not, an attorney can file a personal injury lawsuit to demand payment for medical care, car repairs, and other losses.

Should I Hire a Lawyer?

In our experience, insurers make a lowball first offer and try to pressure injured individuals to accept it quickly. An experienced attorney understands the back-and-forth process and fights to get you maximum compensation. Having a lawyer by your side protects your rights. You also won’t have the additional burden of dealing with an aggressive insurance adjuster while you’re recovering.

What Is Negligence?

Negligence means that someone fails to act with the same level of care that a reasonable person would in a similar situation. For example, a driver that runs a red light and crashes into your car failed to act with care.

Negligence plays a significant role in other types of crashes, such as:

What if I Cannot Work After the Crash?

You might not be able to work due to injuries after the crash. A car accident lawyer can pursue lost pay as part of your damages. Some insurance covers lost wages up to the policy limit. You could file a lawsuit to recover additional compensation should you exhaust the insurance coverage.

Why Hire KNR?

Our lawyers have over 500 combined years of legal experience. We handle all kinds of injuries and accident cases. Insurance companies know that KNR fights aggressively for maximum compensation and that we’re willing to take your case to court if necessary.

You don’t have to go through the trauma and stress of filing an insurance claim alone. KNR offers free initial consultations, and we are paid only when you recover compensation. Get the compensation you deserve with help from Kisling, Nestico & Redick.

Call KNR for a Free Consultation

Schedule a free initial consultation today. Call 1-800-HURT-NOW, or reach out online. You pay nothing up-front, and we only get paid when you recover compensation.