Many accidents are preventable but occur because someone fails to take reasonable measures to avoid injuring others. If you have injuries due to negligence, you could be entitled to compensation to cover accident-related damages.
Personal Injuries in Marietta, OH
Kisling, Nestico & Redick protects the rights of injured individuals with compassionate legal care. You could recover compensation for medical bills, property damage, and other losses.
Common Personal Injury Accidents
Benefits of Working with an Attorney
Whether you live in Marietta, Belpre, Devola, or elsewhere in Washington County, a lawyer gives you control over your case. Working with an attorney increases your chance of recovering compensation. There are other benefits to hiring a personal injury lawyer.
Collect Evidence of Liability
There are many types of personal injury accidents, but they often share the same cause: negligence. When one person fails to uphold their duty of care, others get hurt. A skilled attorney obtains and examines evidence of liability. Although the burden of proof in personal injury is less stringent than in criminal cases, you must show a preponderance of evidence toward negligence.
You could recover economic and non-economic damages for an accident that was not your fault. Monetary damages include specific costs, such as medical bills or a tow truck. Non-economic damages are less tangible, such as pain and suffering. An attorney takes an objective, experienced review of your injuries, prognosis, and losses.
Negotiate with the Insurance Company
An attorney arrives at an amount designed to cover your damages, but most insurance companies make a lowball offer. With our experience in the insurance industry, KNR understands how to negotiate for maximum compensation. Negotiation goes back and forth until the insurer meets our demands or it’s clear that your case is heading to court.
Provide Links to Resources
Many of our attorneys are award-winning litigators recognized for their experience and results. Our legal team also provides links to hospitals, body shops, and other resources that accident victims often need.
Marietta, OH Resources for the Injured
With 11 locations throughout Ohio, our attorneys guide you through the complexities of the claims process. We bring our signature experience, knowledge, and service to every client. We answer your questions and help you achieve the best possible outcome.
The following resources could be helpful as you complete your post-accident tasks.
Some injuries require emergency medical care. Others could be treated at a walk-in clinic. Either way, here are several options in Washington County for you to seek medical treatment.
Washington County Free Clinic (740) 376-0261
Sometimes injuries are caused by spinal misalignment. Sudden falls or car accidents may cause whiplash, back pain, and headaches. A chiropractor may help relieve your pain using holistic, non-invasive methods.
Common Questions for the Injured
KNR is here for you, with dedicated legal care and a commitment to recovering the max for your damages. Here are a few common questions that injured people like you often ask.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
The Ohio statute of limitations is two years from the date of the injury or accident. If you miss this deadline, you lose your chance to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party.
Many personal injury lawsuits begin as insurance claims. When negotiations break down, it might be time to contact a lawyer about legal action.
Should I Admit Fault in My Injury Case?
Do not discuss fault with the insurance company. Insurance companies look for reasons to deny your claim. At the very least, admitting fault can reduce your compensation. It’s a good idea to talk to an attorney before speaking with the insurance company.
How Do I Prove Someone Is at Fault?
Determining fault is the essence of a successful insurance claim. An attorney with KNR has the resources to investigate the cause, identify all liable parties, and gather the necessary evidence to establish liability.
Photos & Videos
Take pictures at the accident scene. Include photos or videos of property damage and potential causes of the accident. You can also take pictures of your injuries.
Ask people who witnessed the accident if they will make a statement. Testimony from those at the scene can help you get compensated.
Police reports officially document the injury or accident. Some reports identify what the officer determines as the suspected cause or at-fault party.
Should I Go to The Hospital?
Although less severe injuries might not require emergency room care, you should still seek medical attention. Don’t hesitate to get help even if you do not have health insurance. An attorney can pursue compensation for your care from the at-fault party’s insurance.
Medical documentation is a critical component in proving your injuries. Complete any follow-up doctor appointments or treatment to avoid jeopardizing a settlement. Insurance companies view a delay in seeking treatment or incomplete treatment as a reason to deny payment.
Accident Statistics for Washington County, OH
Population: 59,711 Total Size: 640 square miles
The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported 1,132 car accidents in Washington County, including Marietta, during 2021. There were six fatal crashes. More wrecks occurred on State Road 7 than any other public roadway.
- 44 involved alcohol
- 62 OVI-related (Operating Vehicle Impaired)
- 28 drug-related
- 62 distracted-related
- 177 speed-related
- 160 involved failure-to-yield
- 37 related to running a red light or stop sign
- Six bicycle-related
- 29 involved motorcycles
- Six pedestrian-related
- Two involved school buses
Accidents by Age Group:
- 334 youth-related
- 156 teen-related
- 430 mature-related
Car Accident Resources in Marietta, OH
KNR goes the extra mile by providing links to resources like body shops, rental companies, and police departments.
A wreck that leaves your car undrivable means you’ll need a tow truck. There are several towing companies in Washington County.
Shea Towing (740) 236-3029
Gary’s Towing & Auto Repairs (740) 374-8144
Your car might need extensive repairs after the crash. Below are a couple options for body shops.
You might need to rent a car if your vehicle is out of commission for the time being. Listed below are a couple car rental agencies.
Police reports can support your insurance claim. You can request a copy of the crash report at one of the local police departments below.
You can visit the Ohio State Highway Patrol website to order a crash report. If another police department investigated your accident, contact them directly. Crash reports help support your claim of liability against the other driver. Your attorney uses this documentation to help recover compensation on your behalf.
Common Car Accident Questions
Our car accident lawyers realize that you have questions about your case. KNR is here to answer your questions below and with a free, no-risk consultation. Reach out online to learn more.
What if the At-Fault Driver is Uninsured?
Collecting compensation can be challenging when you’re injured in a crash with an uninsured or underinsured motorist. You might have coverage for uninsured drivers on your policy. You can file a claim against this coverage to pay for damages.
An attorney can advise you on seeking compensation from an uninsured driver.
Should I Hire an Attorney?
Insurance companies often make a lowball offer. An experienced car accident attorney can provide proof of liability and damages to negotiate a fair settlement. If negotiations break down, we can take your case to court.
Hiring an attorney relieves you from the stress and pressure of collecting evidence, contacting the insurance company, and arguing for fair payment. Let KNR handle all the details so that you can focus on feeling better.
What Is Negligence?
Negligence describes someone who fails to act with the level of care that a reasonable person would in a similar situation. For example, a reasonable person would stop at a red light.
Other examples of negligence in car accidents include:
What if I Can’t Work Because of My Injuries?
If you cannot work after your car accident, you could collect lost wages from the at-fault driver’s insurance. However, insurers only pay up to the policy limit. Severe injuries and a long absence from work could exhaust these funds. You might have to file a personal injury lawsuit to collect additional damages.
Why Hire KNR?
Accidents create physical, emotional, and financial harm. You might feel overwhelmed when faced with the insurance claims process. The insurance adjuster could be pressuring you into a cheap, fast settlement. You probably have questions about how much your case is worth.
Kisling, Nestico & Redick has helped over 10,000 accident victims who need compensation for their injuries and damages. Our attorneys have over 500 combined years of legal experience. They are familiar with how insurance companies downplay, delay, or deny claims.