Individuals who fail to uphold their duty of care and injure others can be held financially accountable. A personal injury attorney serving Waverly can help you navigate the insurance claim and legal process.
Since 2005, Kisling, Nestico & Redick has recovered over $500 million in damages through settlements and verdicts. Our attorneys – many of whom are award-winning litigators – take care of all the details.
You’re not alone after an accident that was not your fault. Contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick for a free, no-risk consultation. There are no upfront fees, and we only get paid when you recover compensation.
Personal Injuries in Waverly, OH
You could be entitled to compensation for losses caused by someone’s negligent act. KNR helps injured individuals in many types of accidents.
Common Personal Injury Accidents
Benefits of a Personal Injury Attorney
Whether you live in Waverly, Piketon, or Beaver, you enjoy greater control over your case with help from an attorney. You also increase your chance of recovering a fair settlement. Having a lawyer negotiate and communicate with the insurance company allows you to focus on your health and loved ones.
There are other benefits of an attorney.
Secure Evidence of Liability
Most personal injury accidents happen because someone breached their duty of care. However, knowing that the other party is negligent and proving it are different. An attorney has the resources and skills to obtain and examine evidence of liability or wrongdoing.
Assign a Value to Damages
You have the right to seek compensation for all the ways that someone’s negligence affects your life. A lawyer takes an objective, knowledgeable view of your economic and emotional losses. These damages usually include medical bills, lost pay, and pain and suffering.
Negotiate with the Insurance Company
Many of our attorneys worked in the insurance industry. We use this in-depth knowledge to pursue maximum compensation for our clients. Our lawyers are skilled negotiators and litigators. Should negotiations break down, we can take your case to court.
Provide Links to Resources
In addition to legal representation, KNR answers your questions about your case. We also provide links to hospitals, body shops, and other resources you might need after an accident.
Waverly, OH Resources for the Injured
Kisling, Nestico & Redick has 11 locations across Ohio. We focus on personal injury clients who deserve compensation and justice from all responsible parties.
Always seek medical care after an accident, even if you think you’re fine. Sometimes, shock and trauma mask injury symptoms. Get treatment at one of the following hospitals and
urgent care clinics.
An abrupt fall or sudden impact may affect your spine and cause pain. A chiropractor helps relieve back pain, neck pain, or headaches from spinal misalignment.
Common Questions for the Injured
KNR has helped more than 10,000 injured people. We know you have questions. If you don’t find the answers below, contact us to schedule a free consultation.
What Is the Deadline for Filing a Lawsuit?
According to Ohio statutes, you have two years from the date of injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. You should know that most personal injury lawsuits result from failed insurance negotiations. Be sure to give yourself enough time to explore all your options. It is in your best interest to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Should I Discuss Fault with the Insurance Company?
Don’t mention fault to the insurance company to avoid complicating or jeopardizing your claim. Insurers try to blame the victim to avoid paying compensation. You’re encouraged to talk to a personal injury lawyer before speaking with an insurance company representative.
How Do I Show Fault by the Other Party?
Liability is a complex legal issue. The burden of proof is on you to show that the other party caused your injuries. Instead of trying to collect and examine evidence on your own, let an experienced attorney help.
Several types of evidence can support your claim.
Photos & Videos
Pictures or videos of the accident scene, including photos of property damage and bodily injury, are invaluable. There might also be closed-circuit or security cameras with available videos depending on the location.
Try to collect the names and phone numbers of people at the scene. Sometimes the police interviews witnesses; if not, give the contact information to an attorney.
A police report officially documents the accident or injury. An attorney can gather essential facts from a police report, including observations and citations from responding officers.
Do I Need to Go to the Hospital?
Severely injured individuals don’t have to ask about going to the hospital – they are taken by ambulance from the scene. However, you could probably see your family doctor or go to a walk-in clinic for less serious injuries. Don’t hesitate to seek medical attention, especially if your pain worsens or you develop new symptoms.
You can strengthen your claim by including medical documentation from the hospital, clinic, or doctor’s office. This documentation might be an MRI or X-ray image, examination notes, or lab results. Insurance companies tend to red flag a claim that lacks clear proof of injuries. Keep track of your receipts and bills, and always follow your healthcare provider’s instructions. You could jeopardize your claim if you skip appointments or treatment.
Accident Statistics for Pike County, OH
Population: 27,088 Total Size: 444 square miles
The Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated 551 crashes in 2021, including four fatal collisions. More accidents occurred on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the fewest crashes on Sundays and Wednesdays.
- 28 alcohol-related
- 43 involved OVI (Operating Vehicle Impaired)
- 17 drug-related
- 31 distracted-related
- 101 involved speeding
- 78 failure-to-yield-related
- 16 involved running a red light or stop sign
- One bicycle-related
- Four involved pedestrians
- Eight motorcycle-related
Accidents by Age Group:
- 177 youth-related
- 81 teen-related
- 165 mature-related
Waverly, OH Car Accident Resources
KNR has the knowledge and resources to help guide you through the repairs, car rental, medical care, and insurance claim process. We do all we can to get you back on your feet as soon as possible.
You might need a tow truck to transport your damaged car. Here are some towing services you could contact.
Larry McFarland Towing & Auto Repair (937) 587-2060
Weeks Wrecker Services (740) 259-4441
Best Towing & Automotive (Chillicothe) (740) 773-0333
It’s tough to see your car banged up after a wreck. Reach out to one of these body shops.
Gleason’s Paint & Body Shop (740) 835-8041
Waverly Collision Center LLC (740) 941-3600
Burton’s Auto Repair (740) 289-4803
You might want to rent a car while your car is in the shop. Here are the closest car rental agencies to Waverly.
Always file a police report after an accident. If you have not filed or collected a police report yet, use the following information to contact local authorities.
Crash reports are beneficial to your claim to establish liability. Visit the Ohio State Highway Patrol website to order a crash report if they investigated the crash. If officers from Waverly, Piketon, or the Pike County Sheriff responded, contact them for a report.
Common Car Accident Questions
You deserve accurate answers to your car accident questions. Our car accident lawyers help you understand your rights.
What if the At-Fault Driver Is Uninsured?
Ohio has minimum auto insurance requirements, but not all drivers comply. When the at-fault driver doesn’t have insurance, recovering damages becomes complex. You might have uninsured or underinsured motorist protection. Otherwise, talk to a car accident attorney about filing a lawsuit to help cover injuries and losses.
Should I Hire an Attorney?
The other party or their insurer could try to blame you for the crash. An attorney can gather evidence of liability and demand appropriate compensation. KNR has earned a reputation as a fearless defender of accident victims, with the case results to prove it.
How Does Negligence Affect My Claim?
To show that someone is liable, you must show that they failed to take reasonable measures to avoid harming you. This failure or breach is negligence, and the other party can be held accountable. Most car accidents are the result of negligence, such as:
What if I Cannot Work After the Crash?
If you cannot work after your car accident, you have a few options. Personal injury protection (PIP) coverage pays for medical care and lost wages up to the policy limit. You can also file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Why Hire KNR?
You may not know how to begin the insurance claims process or how much your case is worth. On top of that, you could be in pain, recovering at home or in the hospital.
Kisling, Nestico & Redick has helped more than 10,000 victims recover compensation. Our experienced lawyers navigate the insurance claims process and protect your rights from the moment you become a valued client.
When someone’s negligence injures you and creates a mountain of debt, contact a personal injury lawyer serving Waverly and Pike County. You don’t have to fight the insurance company alone when KNR is on your side.