Personal Injury and Car Accident Lawyers in Perry County, OH

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You could be entitled to financial compensation if someone’s negligence caused you physical or emotional injuries. A personal injury lawyer can guide you through the complexities of gathering evidence, filing a claim, and negotiating a settlement.

Our lawyers have recovered more than $500 million in settlements and verdicts. While past results do not guarantee future outcomes, you can be sure that KNR works tirelessly to resolve your case successfully.

Schedule a free, no-risk consultation. Call Kisling, Nestico & Redick 1-800-HURT-NOW or reach out online. We only get paid when you recover compensation.

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Personal Injuries in Perry County, OH

From car accidents to medical malpractice, our attorneys use their in-depth knowledge of the law and the insurance industry to pursue compensation. No matter where you live in Perry County, experienced personal injury lawyers are a call or a click away.

Common Personal Injury Accidents

Benefits of an Attorney

When you work with an attorney, you have a better chance of receiving a fair settlement. Insurance companies are famous for trying to pressure injured individuals into accepting a lowball offer.

KNR has protected the rights of accident victims for decades. Insurers recognize our reputation as skilled negotiators and trial lawyers. While most accident claims settle out of court, KNR is ready to take your case in front of a jury if necessary.

There are other benefits of hiring an attorney.

Examine Evidence to Determine Liability

Establishing liability is a critical part of your case. You must convince the insurance company that the other party caused or contributed to your injuries and damages. A dedicated lawyer can secure the evidence, documentation, and testimony to prove liability.

Assess Your Damages

A personal injury or accident causes physical, emotional, and financial harm. You deserve compensation for all the ways that your life is negatively affected. An attorney with KNR evaluates your economic and emotional losses.

Negotiate with the Insurance Company

Insurance companies typically make a low initial offer to see if they can get away with settling for as little as possible. We’ll be sure to negotiate for full and fair compensation. Personal injury cases do not usually go to court. Still, if negotiations break down, our lawyers will be ready for trial.

Connect You with Local Resources

Kisling, Nestico & Redick has 11 locations throughout Ohio. We provide links to local resources that accident victims often need, such as towing services or police reports. Our legal and professional team does everything possible to reduce your stress during these challenging times.

Perry County, OH Resources for the Injured

KNR has helped over 10,000 injured individuals. We are here to answer your questions and make it simpler to complete any post-accident tasks.

Hospitals

Medical care is a priority for accident victims. You don’t have to be taken by ambulance to need medical attention. Some injuries are not readily apparent, such as whiplash, concussion, or internal bleeding. You can find medical providers at either of the locations below.

Genesis Perry County Medical Center

Lyons Primary Urgent Care

Chiropractors

A fall or traffic accident pushes your spine out of alignment, causing neck pain, back pain, and headaches. You might find pain relief at a local chiropractor. Chiropractors use holistic methods such as gentle manipulation and stretching exercises to help reduce inflammation and swelling.

Common Questions for the Injured

If you don’t find the answer to your questions here, please reach out to Kisling, Nestico & Redick for a free, no-risk consultation.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?

Ohio imposes a two-year statute of limitations, or deadline, for filing a personal injury lawsuit. It takes time to gather evidence, obtain testimony, and prepare a court case. You are encouraged to contact an attorney as soon as possible to avoid running out of time.

Should I Admit Fault for the Accident?

Liability is a complicated issue. You could be entitled to financial compensation even if you played a minor role in the accident. However, insurance companies look for any reason to avoid paying claims. It might be best to let an attorney speak to the insurance adjuster on your behalf.

How Do I Prove the Other Party Is Liable?

You might know that the other party is responsible for your injuries but not understand how to prove it. A skilled attorney can locate and examine evidence to establish liability. An insurance company wants facts that show the other party is at fault.

Photos and Videos

Try to take pictures at the scene and include photographic evidence of what caused your injuries. This evidence might be a cracked or broken sidewalk for a slip and fall. If you were in a car accident, take videos or pictures of skid marks, debris, and your damaged car.

Witnesses

People at the scene can be official witnesses. Try to gather as many names and phone numbers as possible so that an attorney can get their statements.

Police Report

A police officer’s account of what happened carries weight with adjusters and the court. Your attorney can review the police report and include pertinent information with your claim.

Should I Go to the Hospital?

Some accident victims think that they don’t need to seek medical attention unless carried by stretcher into the hospital. As experienced injury attorneys, we recommend that you should get medical care even if you think you are fine. Only a healthcare provider can determine if you are entirely injury-free or need a medical test, bloodwork, and other care.

Medical Documentation

The more documentation you can give the insurer about your injuries, the greater your chance of recovering compensation. Insurance companies view a lack of medical documentation as a sign that you might not be injured or that you don’t have sufficient damages to warrant a payout.

Going to the hospital, urgent care center, or a private medical practice establishes a record of medical care and expenses. You will want to keep track of your doctor’s appointments and medical bills.

Accident Statistics for Perry County, OH

Population: 35,408 Total Size: 412 square miles

The Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated 537 car accidents in 2020, including nine fatal crashes, throughout Perry County. More crashes occurred on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Contributing Factors:

  • 28 involved alcohol
  • 44 OVI-related (Operating Vehicle Impaired)
  • 24 drug-related
  • 23 involved distracted drivers
  • 50 speed-related
  • 12 involved running a red light or stop sign
  • 41 failure-to-yield-related
  • 15 involved motorcycles
  • Two pedestrian-related

Accidents by Age Group:

Perry County Courthouse

Car Accident Resources for Perry County, OH

Kisling, Nestico & Redick helps injured individuals regain control after a car accident. Here are local resources that might be useful for you or a loved one.

Towing Service

When accidents render your car unsafe to drive, you will need a tow truck. There are a couple of towing services throughout Perry County.

Craig’s Wrecker Services (740) 342-3728

Nick’s Roadside Assistance (614) 615-1576

Body Shops

You may choose from several body shops and mechanics throughout New Lexington, Junction City, and Perry County.

Sniders Complete Auto Repair (740) 342-2301

Ray’s Body Shop LLC

Mike Hall Body Shop LLC (740) 342-5342

Car Rentals

If your car needs extensive repair, you might want to rent a car.

Avis Car Rentals (Heath)

Budget Car Rentals (Fairfield)

Police Departments

Law enforcement officers that respond to an accident must write a report. Along with the date, location, and time, a police report also lists whether the other party received a ticket or took a sobriety test (including the results of that test). This information is helpful to your attorney since a drunk driving charge or moving violation is grounds for negligence.

New Lexington Police Department

Perry County Sheriff’s Office

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Crash Reports

You can download a crash report from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. However, they only file a report for accidents they investigate. You will need to reach out to the local police department for a copy of their accident report.

Common Car Accident Questions

Kisling, Nestico & Redick gives you legal support throughout the claims process. Here are some of the most asked questions about car accidents. If you have additional questions, please contact KNR.

What if the Other Driver Is Uninsured?

Insurance claims are more challenging when an uninsured or underinsured motorist hits you. You or your attorney can review your insurance to see if you carry uninsured or underinsured motorist protection. If you do, you will file a claim with your insurer.

If you don’t have uninsured motorist coverage, it might be time to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation.

Do I Need an Attorney?

A car accident lawyer protects your rights and deals with the insurance company on your behalf. Studies show that injured individuals who work with an attorney have a better chance of recovering compensation.

What Is Negligence?

Negligence is a failure by someone to take the same care as another reasonable person in similar circumstances. For example, driver distraction is a leading cause of car accidents.

Other negligent acts that lead to accidents include:

What if I Cannot Work After the Crash?

If you cannot work because of accident-related injuries, work with an attorney to recover lost pay. Most PIP (personal injury protection) covers lost wages due to injury. Should you reach the limits of a PIP policy, you might need to file a lawsuit to recover additional damages.

Why Hire KNR?

Kisling, Nestico & Redick focuses on helping accident victims recover compensation and justice. Since 2005, KNR has recovered over $500 million in settlements and verdicts.

You have already suffered because of someone’s negligence. Now is the time to make an informed decision about the path ahead. A personal injury lawyer serving Perry County can help you get your life back. You pay nothing up front, and we only get paid when you recover compensation.

Call KNR Today for a Free, No-Risk Consultation

If you suffer from injuries and damages because of someone’s negligence, call Kisling, Nestico & Redick at 1-800-HURT-NOW or reach out online for a free, no-risk consultation.

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