Car Accident Windshield Injury Lawyers
We generally don’t think about the crucial role that windshields play in keeping us safe, but if you come into contact with a windshield in a car accident, they can also lead to serious harm. To speak with a lawyer about securing what you need to recover, call KNR today.
Windshield injuries in Ohio car accidents can result in long-lasting harm and are frequently 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. At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we have helped many families recover from terrible car accidents. We understand how your life can be affected by mounting medical bills and lost work. With decades of experience helping injured car accident victims, we know how important financial compensation is for you and your family.
We generally don’t think about the crucial role that our windshields play in keeping us safe, and motorists are usually only concerned with keeping their car windows clean. However, our car’s windshield is essential in protecting us from outside harm. Ohio law not only requires that every motor vehicle have a windshield, but you can also receive a citation from law enforcement if you are pulled over for a damaged windshield. With hundreds of car accidents happening every day in Ohio, there are constantly wrecks, where someone is injured by coming into contact with their windshield, or due to a windshield failing to protect the vehicle’s occupants properly.
Contact the Ohio car accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick if you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a car accident caused by the negligence of someone else. Call us today at 1-800-HURT-NOW or submit a request online to schedule a free, no-risk consultation.
Common Car Accident Windshield Injuries
A car wreck can cause injuries in countless different ways. Many times victims are caught off guard and are badly hurt even if the vehicles were not traveling at high speeds. An accident can cause physical harm if you are struck by parts of your car, like the steering wheel, doors, or a window. Furthermore, you can also be injured by objects entering your car such as parts of another vehicle or debris from the roadway. If you are in a serious accident, it’s important to call for emergency help and get to a safe place as soon as possible.
Car accident victims are also often injured when part or all of their windshield collapses on them. Additionally, you can be hurt if you are thrown into your windshield as you are tossed from your seat or ejected from the car altogether.
Common windshield injuries include:
- Cuts and lacerations – Coming into contact with broken glass, or the side of a window that comes out of place can inflict serious cuts. These cuts can be very deep, and life-threatening blood loss is common.
- Broken and fractured bones – Car windows are very strong surfaces, and hitting a windshield or side window can break bones.
- Organ and head injuries – Whether or not your windshield breaks on contact, a devastating impact can cause serious damage to your internal organs. Head and neck injuries are common, and many people suffer from paralysis or brain damage.
- Crushed or lost limbs – Arms and legs can be crushed by a hard impact with your windshield. Your accident can cause injuries or blood loss severe enough to require the amputation of an arm or leg.
Defective Windshields Can Cause Serious Injuries
The body of your car offers a lot of protection in the event of an accident. Your windshield is not meant to exist solely for your convenience, but it’s also required to have certain qualities that can reduce the likelihood of harm in a collision. If your windshield does not perform as required, you and your passengers can be subjected to unnecessary injuries in an accident. If you are hurt due to a defective or improperly installed windshield, your lawyer will have to understand how to determine exactly what happened, so you can identify who is responsible and recover damages from the negligent party.
Parties who were not directly involved in your car accident can still be held liable if their negligent actions caused your injuries. When it comes to windshield injuries, one of the following might apply to your case:
- Improperly manufactured windshield – If not made correctly by the manufacturer, a windshield can snap or shatter causing serious injuries to those inside the car.
- Improperly installed windshield – Windshields that are not properly installed when the car is assembled can pop out of place and subject passengers to unnecessary risks. This can also happen when a service shop replaces your windshield.
How A Car Accident Attorney from KNR Can Help You
Car accident victims are injured every day in Ohio, and it’s common to be uncertain about what to do. By working with a lawyer, you can argue for compensation from the negligent parties involved. This requires building a strong case, negotiating with the insurance companies, and taking your case to trial if you do not receive an acceptable settlement offer. Windshield injuries can be horrific, and your lawyer must understand how to gather evidence, so we can determine who was responsible. This means studying police reports, medical records, witness testimony, and accident reconstruction data.
We understand how terrible injuries from a car accident can affect your life. You may have been badly injured by shattered glass, or you may have been completely ejected from your vehicle. The victims of catastrophic car accidents usually need extensive medical attention as soon as possible.
With KNR by your side, we can help you recover damages for:
- Medical bills
- Future medical needs including surgery and therapy
- Lost wages and lost future earning potential
- Property damage
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Wrongful death compensation if a loved one passed
Contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick After A Serious Car Accident
Windshield injuries in Ohio car accidents are more common than you may expect, and leave victims with horrible injuries. Every aspect of your life can be turned upside down, and it’s understandable to be uncertain about what to do next. At KNR, we have investigated many car accident cases, can identify those responsible for your injuries, and will fight to hold them accountable.
Ohio’s statute of limitations law requires that personal injury claims be filed within two years or risk being dismissed. While this may seem like a long time, it’s not. Your lawyer will have to investigate your case and negotiate with the other side. It will have to be determined if the company who made or installed your windshield should pay you damages. Given the complexity of many accident cases, we strongly encourage you to call a lawyer as soon as possible.