Legal Options if Seriously Injured in an Accident
When you or a loved one is injured in an accident, the effect on your life can be devastating. Any kind of injury can present you with challenges and obstacles to overcome. How an accident and the resulting injuries affect your life is highly individualized. No two accidents or injuries are ever the same. To learn more about your legal options, call our Ohio personal injury attorneys.
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Serious Injuries in Ohio
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our Ohio personal injury lawyers have experience handling cases involving many different types of injuries. We understand even a relatively minor injury can take a toll on your finances, family life, and your ability to perform daily tasks. Serious injuries can have an even greater impact.
If you’ve been seriously injured, you may have to undergo surgery, lengthy rehabilitation, or other forms of treatment that are both time-consuming and expensive. You may experience long-term or permanent damage and limitations of function. A serious injury may prevent you from working for long periods of time or require that you seek to retrain for a different kind of job altogether.
Accidents are unpredictable and can result in many types of injuries Some of the most common types of serious injuries we’ve handled include:
A brain injury has the ability to change your life forever. Potential effects of a brain injury can include loss of memory, motor functions, cognitive functions, speech, hearing, or vision. You may experience headaches and other chronic pain, as well as depression and changes to your personality. A brain injury can touch every part of your life, including your work, your hobbies, and your relationships with people close to you.
Neck, Back, and Spinal Cord Injuries
Injuries to your neck, back, or spinal cord are common in accidents involving falls or those involving impacts, such as car or truck accidents. These types of injuries can result in long-term or permanent damage to your vertebrae, nerves, or muscles. Effects of a neck, back, or spinal cord injury can include chronic pain, loss of sensation, loss of range of motion, and paralysis.
Paralysis is the loss of body function, usually due to an injury to your body’s central nervous system. These injuries can limit your mobility, cause immense physical pain, and change virtually every aspect of your life. If you or a loved one have been left paralyzed at any level after an accident, consult an experienced lawyer right away.
When your injuries are so severe that you are left permanently disabled, your injuries may be described as catastrophic. Catastrophic injuries can involve the need for long-term medical or nursing home care.
Broken arms, legs, and other bones are extremely painful and can prevent you from living your life while your injury heals. You may also require surgery or physical therapy to regain full mobility after suffering a broken bone. These types of injuries can be expensive and may necessitate a long recovery time.
If you suffer from a serious hip injury, you can be subjected to prolonged pain and reduced mobility. It can be difficult to return to the life you once enjoyed, but by working with an experienced lawyer, you can recover the compensation that you need.
Our joints are the focal point for every movement that our extremities make, but they are very sensitive when it comes to unnatural or hard-hitting movements. If you suffer an injury due to no fault of your own to your knee or any other crucial joint, the recovery time can be long and the expense considerable. To discuss how to hold the responsible party accountable, contact an Ohio serious injury lawyer with KNR.
The sudden loss of a limb is a major trauma that will impact your life in several unimaginable ways. When you suffer such a devastating injury due to an accident that was caused by someone else’s recklessness, you have the right to review your legal options and potentially seek compensation.
From electrical accidents, fires, or negligently pouring hot coffee, burn injuries come in various forms. Due to varying levels of severity and complicated treatment plans, a burn can cause a great deal of pain, permanent limitations, and may significantly impede your life as well as your appearance.
A blow to the chest in any type of accident such as car crashes or workplace mishaps can lead to several examples of serious injuries. You may break a rib, crack your sternum or injure your heart, lungs, or other major organs. These injuries can be very severe, even life-threatening. If you are able to recover, you may find yourself saddled with massive bills. If you sustained a chest injury, you are entitled to not only recover compensation for your medical expenses but other damages you experienced.
Car accidents, defective products, and workplace accidents can all cause life-altering eye injuries. If you suffer from an eye injury due to another party’s negligence, you may be unable to work, drive, and complete everyday tasks that improve your quality of life. If you find yourself suffering due to one of these injuries, you may be able to recover compensation.
Facial injuries are painful, upsetting, and leave many people feeling self-conscious about the way they look. Deformities of the face, lacerations, and bone fractures all fall under the category of facial injuries and can be caused by accidents at your workplace, at a swimming pool, and even an amusement park. If you sustained a facial injury at any of these types of locations, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages.
Due to its lack of structural protection, the stomach area is vulnerable to a wide range of injuries from accidents. Abdominal injuries should always be taken seriously and may necessitate immediate and ongoing medical attention. Many of these injuries will require extensive healing time, ensuring you’re out of work for a long time.
Internal injuries are some of the most dangerous types of physical damage a person can sustain. It can often be difficult to identify exactly what organs or tissue have been damaged, and in some cases, a person may not notice that they are suffering from internal damage for some time. If you’ve been injured internally in an accident due to no fault of your own, you need to seek medical attention immediately and discuss the situation with a skilled attorney.
Coming into contact with a windshield during a car accident can result in long-lasting harm and are often deadly. If you or a loved one have been in one of these serious car accidents, it’s important to receive medical attention without delay. Then contact an Ohio serious injury lawyer to review your options.
Vehicle ejections can easily result in death or life-altering injuries, but they’re unfortunately not as uncommon as many people think. If you or a loved one suffered a serious or fatal injury after being ejected from a vehicle, Ohio law allows you to seek compensation from the negligent party that caused your injuries.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that is often experienced when an individual goes through a traumatic event such as a devastating car accident or a serious injury. It can develop years after your accident or traumatic event, and also be brought on by another party’s actions. Regardless of how your PTSD developed, you may be eligible for compensation.
If you’ve suffered an injury because of a motor vehicle crash, medical malpractice, work-related incident, or any other type of accident, you may have legal options for seeking compensation. The skilled Ohio personal injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and help you obtain compensation for your injuries and losses.
Call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW to schedule a free consultation and learn how KNR can help with your personal injury case.
Ohio Personal Injury Claims
A serious injury can involve significant medical expenses you may be unable to afford, especially if you’ve been forced to miss work while you recover. Your situation may be especially frustrating because your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence and could have been prevented if the responsible party had exercised more care.
In Ohio, when you suffer an injury because of someone else’s negligence, such as in a car accident or through an act of medical malpractice, you may be eligible to receive compensation.
Through a personal injury claim with KNR, you may receive compensation for your past and future:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
To obtain compensation, you must prove that the other person was negligent. In other words, you must demonstrate that the responsible party acted in a way that was unreasonable, or failed to take an action that a reasonable person would have taken and that their act or failure to act caused your injuries.
As with any type of accident-related injury, if your injury was work-related, you may be able to recover funds for your medical bills and lost wages. However, with workers’ compensation claims in Ohio, it’s unnecessary in to prove negligence. You need only demonstrate that your injury happened in the course of your employment and was related to your employment.
The attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick have significant experience handling all types of injury and accident cases, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Defective products
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Dangerous drugs and medical devices
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Workers’ compensation claims and appeals
Contact Our Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, the representation we provide to injured clients is based not only on our legal knowledge and more than 500 combined years of experience but also on our personal experiences with serious accidents.
Our attorneys know what you are going through — including partner Rob Nestico, who was only 15 when a driver hit his family’s car and broke many of his bones. Attorney Nestico’s personal experience with serious injuries sustained in an accident means that our firm was founded with the goal of providing you with the compassionate counseling and aggressive advocacy that you need during this difficult time in your life.
We understand first-hand how an injury can impact your life and we’re dedicated to helping you obtain the compensation that will help you get the medical care you need and rebuild your life after an accident.
One call does it all. Contact us at 1-800-HURT-NOW or use our online contact form to schedule your free consultation today. Our team of more than 30 Ohio personal injury attorneys is here for you.