If someone’s negligence injured you or a loved one, you could be entitled to financial compensation.
Kisling, Nestico & Redick has recovered more than $500 million in compensation through settlements and verdicts. Since 2005, our attorneys have protected the rights of over 10,000 accident victims. We are passionate about recovering the compensation you deserve for an accident or injury caused by negligence.
Personal Injuries in Chillicothe, OH
Every year, residents in Chillicothe suffer injuries through no fault of their own. An attorney can help you recover compensation to cover medical expenses, property damage, lost pay, and even mental anguish.
Common Personal Injury Accidents
Enjoy the Benefits of a Dedicated Attorney
If you know anything about insurance companies, you know that they like collecting premiums and dislike paying claims. It can be challenging to compile the documentation and proof that insurers demand before considering a payout.
There are several benefits to enjoy when working with an attorney serving Chillicothe and Ross County.
Establish Liability with Evidence
A dedicated attorney has the resources and knowledge to secure evidence that establishes liability. Most accidents are caused by negligence when individuals fail to uphold their duty of care.
Even if the other party did not intend to harm you, they can be held accountable for your injuries and damages. A lawyer uses different types of evidence to establish liability.
Assigns a Value for Damages
Financial recovery is the only recourse for negligent injury. Most personal injury claims fall into two categories of damages: economic and emotional. Economic damages are specific losses, such as a bill for car repairs.
Emotional damages are less tangible but equally important, such as pain and suffering. An attorney carefully compiles all damages as part of the negotiation process.
Negotiates with the Insurance Company
Many accident and injury claims settle because both parties reach an agreement. The stronger your case, the more likely you’ll receive a fair settlement. However, sometimes the insurer refuses to negotiate in good faith. In that case, it helps to have a solid legal advocate like KNR ready to fight for you in court.
Provides Local Resources for the Injured
You did not ask to be hurt by someone’s negligence, but you can ask for help. KNR is an Ohio-based law firm that connects you with resources that injured people often need, such as hospitals or body shops. You’ll also find answers to commonly asked questions from accident victims.
Chillicothe, OH Resources for the Injured
Many of our lawyers have direct knowledge of the insurance industry. We focus on personal injury cases to get accident victims the compensation they deserve.
Depending on the severity of your injuries, you should seek medical care at the following locations:
Chillicothe VA Medical Center (for veterans only)
Back pain, neck pain, and headaches after an accident may be a warning sign of a misaligned spine. A chiropractor might help relieve your pain and inflammation using holistic, non-invasive methods.
Common Questions for the Injured
With more than 500 combined years of legal experience, our lawyers have answers to your injury questions. If you have specific concerns about your case, please reach out online.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
Ohio has a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits. The clock starts the date of your accident or injury, and it takes time to prepare a case. If your case isn’t resolved in an insurance settlement, it might be wise to talk to a lawyer about legal action.
Should I Discuss Fault with the Insurance Company?
We strongly suggest that you avoid speaking to the insurance company until you talk to a lawyer. Admitting fault in your injury case could jeopardize potential compensation.
It is in your best interest to let an experienced attorney communicate with the insurer on your behalf. We understand how insurance companies try to avoid paying claims.
How Do I Prove the Other Party Is At-Fault?
Like discussing fault with the insurance company, gathering evidence against the other party is best left to an attorney. As the injured party or plaintiff, it is up to you to establish liability. An experienced personal injury lawyer is familiar with meeting this burden of proof using several types of evidence.
Photos & Videos
If possible, use your cell phone to take photos or videos at the scene. Try to include visual evidence like damage done to your car or injuries you endured.
People at the scene can become valuable witnesses that support your claim. Ask witnesses if they would consider making a statement about what they saw or heard.
Police reports contain valuable information, including the date, time, location, and often the likely cause or contributing factor. An insurance adjuster or the court tends to view a police officer’s report as a good and reliable source.
Should I Go to the Hospital?
You might feel fine immediately after the accident, only to have pain days later. Some injuries, such as whiplash and concussion, don’t always exhibit symptoms right away. Seek medical attention if your pain worsens.
Getting medical care after an injury is for your best health, and it also helps your insurance claim. Insurance companies view a delay or reluctance to seek medical care as a red flag.
They could deny your claim or offer you less compensation than you deserve. An attorney uses medical documentation like test results to prove that the other party’s negligence caused pain and suffering.
Accident Statistics for Ross County, OH
Population: 77,093 Total Size: 693 square miles
The Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated 1,956 car crashes in Ross County during 2021, including 12 fatal accidents. More accidents happened on Fridays, followed by Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
- 83 involved alcohol
- 120 OVI-related (Operating Vehicle Impaired)
- 49 involved drugs
- 79 distracted-related
- 93 involved running a red light or stop sign
- 284 speed-related
- Eight involved pedestrians
- Four bicycle-related
- 28 motorcycle-related
Accidents by Age Group:
- 576 youth-related
- 248 involved teenagers
- 654 mature-related
Chillicothe, OH Car Accident Resources
Our experienced legal team is here to answer your questions and connect you with links to resources. Below you’ll find links and contact information for the kinds of services that car accident victims often need.
Some accidents leave cars undrivable. There are a few options for tow trucks near Chillicothe.
CV Towing (740) 775-7550
Sprouse Towing & Hauling (740) 775-6700
Try one of the following body shops when your car is banged up and damaged.
Schaeffer’s Collision Center (740) 772-5552
It could take several days to repair your car. Here are some options for renting a car in Ross County.
Nourse Family Rental Cars (740) 207-4173
Police officers that respond to a crash must complete a report. Below are links to local police departments that serve and protect Chillicothe and Ross County. One of the following law enforcement agencies likely responded to the scene.
If you didn’t receive a copy of the accident report yet, contact the police department that responded. You can use this link to request a crash report from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. However, this state agency does not have crash reports for other police departments. You should contact them directly.
Common Car Accident Questions
What if the At-Fault Driver Is Uninsured?
You might carry uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. If you don’t have this coverage, consult a car accident lawyer about filing a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages. The uninsured driver may have financial assets to pay for your medical care and other losses.
Should I Hire an Attorney?
Many of our attorneys have worked in the insurance industry or as legal counsel for insurers. They know first-hand how insurers try to deny, delay, or downplay legitimate claims.
This knowledge works to your advantage when negotiating or litigating on your behalf. KNR has recovered more than $500 million in compensation because we aggressively fight for every dollar you deserve.
What Is Negligence?
Negligence is a legal term that means someone breaches a duty of care. Individuals who fail to take reasonable measures or precautions to avoid injuring others can be held financially liable.
Negligence is often a contributing factor in most car accidents, such as:
What if I Can’t Work Because of Injuries?
Typically, the at-fault driver’s insurance covers lost pay due to injuries. If you’re severely injured, you could exhaust this protection. Insurance companies won’t pay more than the policy limit. You could file a personal injury lawsuit to pursue the difference.
Why Hire KNR?
Since 2005, Kisling, Nestico & Redick has fought tirelessly for accident victims. We believe that the person responsible for your pain should make you whole.
Let an experienced attorney pursue compensation and justice from the at-fault party.