When someone fails to uphold their duty of care, accidents with injuries often occur. A personal injury and car accident lawyer serving Zanesville can help you recover the compensation you deserve from the liable party.
Personal Injuries in Zanesville, OH
Every year, many people in Zanesville and throughout Muskingum County suffer physical, emotional, and financial injuries because of negligence. An attorney with KNR identifies the at-fault party and pursues compensation through an insurance settlement or courtroom verdict.
Common Personal Injury Accidents
Benefits of a Personal Injury Attorney
You enjoy better control of your case with the help of an attorney. Working with an attorney increases your chance of receiving a fair settlement. You also can focus your time and attention on recovering from your injuries. There are other benefits to hiring a lawyer.
Obtain Evidence of Liability
You must show how the other party caused your injuries and damages. A lawyer has the necessary skills and resources to examine evidence of liability. A successful injury case establishes that the at-fault party breached their duty of care, resulting in bodily injury and damages. With over 500 combined years of legal experience, KNR is familiar with many kinds of accident claims.
Determine a Value for Damages
Broken bones and a wrecked car are not the only kinds of damages after an accident. Our clients tell us that they also suffer emotional trauma, like anxiety over unpaid bills or depression from chronic pain. An attorney assesses all damages to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Negotiate with the Insurer
Dealing with an insurance adjuster is additional stress that an injured accident victim does not need. Let KNR communicate and negotiate on your behalf. We have plenty of experience in accident claims, and insurance companies know we mean business. Our lawyers are proficient trial attorneys who can prepare your case for court if negotiations stall.
Connect You with Local Resources
No one is prepared for a personal injury or car accident. That is why Kisling, Nestico & Redick makes it as easy as possible for you to complete those post-accident tasks. Whether you need a tow truck or a copy of the accident report, you’ll find many Muskingum County resources below.
Zanesville, OH Resources for the Injured
KNR has 11 locations throughout Ohio. We researched local resources in and around Zanesville.
It is not uncommon for accident victims to “feel fine,” only to experience pain and other symptoms a few days later. You should seek medical care even if your injuries seem mild. Once you see a doctor or other healthcare professional, follow all instructions for rest, prescriptions, and check-ups.
In addition to traditional medical care, a chiropractor may help you feel better. Chiropractors use non-invasive, holistic methods to check and correct spinal misalignment – a common cause for pain and inflammation. Regular chiropractic visits may help improve circulation and enhance overall wellness.
Common Questions for the Injured
Kisling, Nestico & Redick knows that you have questions about your case. If you cannot find the answer here, please feel free to contact our firm online or by phone.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
Ohio has a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits. In our experience, most injury cases settle without the need to step foot in a courtroom. However, each situation is different. It is in your best interest to consult an attorney as soon as possible to have enough time for all options.
Do I Admit Fault in My Injury Case?
You are encouraged to consult KNR about your case before speaking with the insurance adjuster. If you admit to playing even a minor role in your case, you could jeopardize compensation. Liability is a complex legal issue. Let an attorney communicate with the insurance company on your behalf.
How Do I Show the Other Person Is At-Fault?
An insurance company will not consider a settlement without proof of liability. Our legal team has the resources to gather evidence that shows how the other party is at fault. There are several types of evidence in an injury case.
Photos & Videos
Cell phone cameras are everywhere. Try to take as many clear photos as possible to show the magnitude and damage after the accident. You can also snap some pictures of your injuries.
Ask witnesses if they would share what they saw or heard. It is not required, but witness statements are valuable to a detailed claim.
Always call the police after an accident. Police officers provide immediate assistance, basic first aid, and file a report. This report is essential information that an attorney can review as part of your claim.
Should I Go to the Hospital?
Severely injured individuals routinely go to the nearest hospital. For less severe injuries, you could see your family doctor or go to a walk-in clinic. Whatever you decide, please do not delay medical care.
Getting medical treatment is for your best health. It also helps bolster your insurance claim. Insurance companies tend to view a lack of medical documentation as a red flag. When you have X-rays, MRI scans, and other pieces of medical documentation, you have proof that the other party injured you. As a patient, it is your right to ask for copies of test results, lab work, exam notes, and other medical documentation.
Accident Statistics for Muskingum County, OH
Population: 86,410 Total Size: 673 square miles
In 2020, the Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated 2,253 traffic accidents, including 12 fatal crashes. The greatest number of accidents occurred on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Thursdays, respectively.
- 122 involved alcohol
- 157 OVI-related (Operating Vehicle Impaired)
- 62 drug-related
- 96 involved distracted drivers
- 280 failure-to-yield related
- 96 involved running a red light or stop sign
- 362 speed-related
- 36 involved motorcycles
- 16 pedestrian-related
Accidents by age group:
- 702 youth-related
- 762 mature-related
- 352 teen-related
Zanesville, OH Car Accident Resources
Kisling, Nestico & Redick has helped car accident victims get the financial compensation they need to pay for medical care and other expenses. We also provide links to resources that come in handy after a car crash.
A tow truck can transport your car when it is too damaged to drive. Here is a list of a few towing companies.
Auto Body Shops
Your car might have a few dings, or it could require a significant overhaul. There are several auto body shops located in Zanesville.
Coles Body Shop (740) 452-1997
You might need temporary transportation while your car is in the shop. Here are a few places near Muskingum County where you can rent a car.
Van Wye Motors & Rental (740) 452-7656
A police report is an official document that can support your insurance claim. Insurance adjusters may be more favorable when you include a police report with the officer’s observations about liability. If you did not get a copy on the scene, you should reach out to one of these local police stations.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol has crash reports you can download; however, they only provide documentation for accidents they investigate. Contact the police department that responded to your accident for a crash report.
Common Car Accident Questions
Kisling, Nestico & Redick has helped more than 10,000 clients get back on their feet. We work tirelessly to answer your questions and secure a fair settlement.
What if an Uninsured Driver Injures Me?
Even if the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured, there are ways to recover compensation. The process becomes complex, which is when an experienced attorney is invaluable. A lawyer reviews your insurance to determine if you have uninsured motorist protection. If you lack uninsured motorist protection or your damages exceed your coverage, we can file a personal injury lawsuit.
Should I Hire an Attorney?
Insurance companies often make it challenging for accident victims to get compensated. Working with an attorney signals that you are serious about financial recovery. Kisling, Nestico & Redick focuses entirely on negligent injury cases. We have earned a reputation as skilled negotiators and litigators with an excellent record of results.
What Is Negligence?
Negligence is a legal term that describes a breach of care. When someone fails to act with the level of care that a reasonable person would have performed in similar circumstances, that is considered negligence. The negligent party may be held accountable for your economic and emotional suffering in an injury claim.
Negligence is often a significant factor in car accidents, such as:
What if I Cannot Work Because of My Injuries?
Lost wages quickly contribute to your financial burdens after an accident. The liable party’s personal injury protection (PIP) insurance typically covers lost pay. If you exceed the policy limits, you might have to go to court to collect additional compensation.
Why Hire KNR?
When you suffer because of someone’s negligence, we believe that you deserve compensation and justice. Kisling, Nestico & Redick has helped more than 10,000 injured men and women recover over $500 million in settlements and verdicts.
You have suffered enough at the hands of a negligent person. Let a personal injury attorney take care of the many details involved in recovering compensation. You can focus on feeling better, and we will protect your rights throughout the process.