It is challenging for injured individuals to recover compensation after an accident that was not their fault. A personal injury lawyer serving Marysville can protect your rights and pursue damages on your behalf.
You did not ask to take this journey, but you no longer have to navigate the insurance claim process on your own. Kisling, Nestico & Redick has recovered over $500 million in damages through insurance settlements and courtroom verdicts. Contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick online for a free, no-risk consultation, or call 1-800-HURT-NOW.
Personal Injuries in Marysville, OH
Injuries can happen to anyone in Marysville and Union County. When you’re hurt because of another person’s reckless act or error, an attorney can help you recover compensation.
Common Personal Injury Accidents
Benefits of an Attorney
Working with an attorney gives you better control over your case. You’re also more likely to collect a fair settlement compared to dealing with the insurance company by yourself. Our attorneys – many of whom are award-winning litigators – have experience in the insurance industry. This unique insight, combined with our knowledge of Ohio liability laws, is advantageous for our clients.
There are other benefits to working with an attorney.
Collect and Examine Evidence
Many accidents happen because someone fails to do the right thing at the right time. An attorney collects evidence to show how the other party is at fault. The more proof of liability, the greater success your insurance claim could have.
Determines a Value for Damages
Injuries result in damages, from hospital bills to lost pay. They also create emotional losses, such as pain and suffering. A personal injury lawyer evaluates your damages based on the severity of your injuries and their negative impact on your life.
Negotiates for a Fair Settlement
In most accident cases, you pursue compensation from the at-fault individual’s insurance company. If you know anything about insurance companies, you know that they like collecting premiums and dislike paying claims. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who demand maximum compensation for your economic and emotional damages. Should negotiations fall through, we can take your case to court.
Provides Links to Resources
In addition to providing legal representation, KNR makes your life easier by answering questions and providing links to resources. With 11 locations throughout Ohio, we’ve provided links to hospitals, tow trucks, police agencies, and other resources in Union County. It’s part of our commitment to exceptional client service that has become our trademark.
Marysville, OH Resources for the Injured
Since 2005, Kisling, Nestico & Redick has recovered compensation so injured individuals can get on with their lives. We are here to help with compassionate legal care.
Accidents create injuries ranging from mild to life-threatening. It is in your best interest to seek medical attention. Some people think that they have to “tough it out,” but this can be highly detrimental to your health. In some instances, such as a concussion, failing to get medical care can be fatal.
A chiropractor might help relieve back, neck, and other types of pain. Chiropractic medicine relies on holistic, non-invasive methods such as gentle manipulation of the spine.
Common Questions for the Injured
Our lawyers have more than 500 combined years of legal experience. That’s an impressive amount of knowledge working on your behalf. Below are frequently asked questions, but if you have specific concerns about your case, please reach out to KNR online.
What Is the Deadline for Filing a Lawsuit?
Ohio allows two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. Most personal injury cases settle out of court. Still, contact a lawyer as soon as possible. It takes time to build a court case. If you try to file a legal complaint after the deadline, the court will not consider your case.
Should I Discuss Fault in My Case?
Fault, or liability, is a complex legal issue. What you think is an error on your part might not be – but telling the insurance company could jeopardize a potential settlement. Avoid discussing fault with the insurer. You can also ask an attorney to speak to the insurance adjuster on your behalf.
How Do I Show the Other Party Is Liable?
Even if you know that the other party is at fault, proving it is another matter. The burden of proof is on you to show a logical cause-and-effect that resulted in your injuries. A skilled attorney can access many types of evidence that show how the other person is at fault.
Photos & Videos
If you can, take pictures of the accident scene using your cell phone. Try to include photos or videos of damaged property, bodily injuries, and other details.
People who were at the scene can make a statement. Witnesses provide additional proof that can be included in your insurance claim.
A police report is an official document of the event, including location, parties, and potential causes. An attorney reviews the information to gather supporting facts for your case.
Should I Go to the Hospital?
Although severely injured victims go straight to the hospital (usually by EMTs), you could visit an urgent care center for less severe injuries. Some injuries take time before symptoms appear. When you get medical care, you reduce your chance of waking up in pain several days after the accident.
Going to the hospital, clinic, or a private practice also provides medical documentation. The insurance company needs to be sure that you are injured and to what extent. Seeking medical care as soon as possible creates a trail of evidence such as X-rays, MRI scans, and medical bills. Keep all receipts and follow your healthcare provider’s instructions.
Accident Statistics for Union County, OH
Population: 62,784 Total Size: 437 square miles
The Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated 1,199 car accidents in Union County in 2021, including Marysville, the county seat. Five of these accidents were fatal. More accidents occurred on Fridays and Tuesdays, with the least collisions on Saturdays.
- 46 alcohol-related
- 55 OVI-related (Operating Vehicle Impaired)
- 13 involved drugs
- 57 distracted-related
- 197 speed-related
- 130 involved failure-to-yield
- 31 involved running a red light or stop sign
- Two bicycle-related
- Three pedestrian-related
- 26 involved motorcycles
Accidents by Age Group:
- 407 youth-related
- 180 teen-related
- 332 mature-related
Marysville, OH Car Accident Resources
As if being injured wasn’t bad enough, you probably have a long to-do list after the crash. KNR has helped over 10,000 accident victims. We provide answers to commonly asked questions and links to resources you might need.
Depending on the severity of the crash, you might not be able to drive your car. Several tow trucks service Marysville and Union County.
Auto Body Shops
No one likes to see their car banged up. Try one of the following body shops when you need collision repair.
Mike Lewis Autobody (937) 642-3800
It might take several days or longer to repair your car. You might want to rent a car instead of relying on friends and neighbors for a lift.
There are a few police departments that serve Marysville and the surrounding cities and villages. You’ll want to collect a copy of the police report. Contact the agency that responded to your crash.
You can visit the Ohio State Highway Patrol website to order a crash report. For other police departments, contact them directly. A crash report can strengthen your claim. Police officers are trained observers, and their statement carries weight with the insurance company. If the other party got a ticket or was drug tested, this information works in your favor.
Common Car Accident Questions
Car accidents leave you with more questions than answers. Our attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick make sure you understand your rights and options.
What if the At-Fault Driver Is Uninsured?
Pursuing compensation is more challenging when the at-fault driver does not have insurance or enough insurance. Your first option might be your auto coverage if you have uninsured or underinsured motorist protection.
If you don’t carry uninsured motorist coverage, an attorney can file a lawsuit to help you collect damages.
Should I Hire an Attorney?
Our car accident lawyers use their experience and knowledge to fight for maximum compensation. We know that insurance companies try to use every possible reason to pay you less than what you need to get back on your feet. We counter these tactics with evidence and a determination that the responsible party should make you whole.
What Is Negligence?
Negligence means that someone did not act appropriately to avoid harming you. This is called a duty of care, and when breached, you may hold the negligent party accountable. An example of negligence in a car accident is a driver that gets behind the wheel after drinking.
Negligence contributes to many car accidents in other ways, such as:
What if I Cannot Work Because of My Injuries?
The at-fault party’s personal injury protection insurance (PIP) usually covers lost wages. If you are severely injured and cannot work for a long time or at all, you might need to file a personal injury lawsuit to make up the difference.
Why Hire KNR?
Since 2005, Kisling, Nestico & Redick has helped more than 10,000 injured people. Many of our attorneys worked with or for insurance companies. This experience allows us to recognize when an insurer makes a lowball offer. We fight aggressively to get you or a loved one the compensation and justice you deserve.
If you suffered injury and loss due to negligence, it’s time to contact a dedicated attorney serving Marysville. You could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost pay, and more.