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Youngstown Personal Injury Lawyers

Whether you are hit by a reckless driver on the Madison Avenue Express on your way to Youngstown State University or lost a loved one in a truck crash on US-422, Ohio personal injury law (O.R.C. 2307) gives you the option to seek financial compensation for your losses and injuries.

 

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An Overview

Personal Injury Attorneys in Youngstown, Ohio

When people in Mahoning County are hurt by no fault of their own or experience the wrongful death of a loved one, the Youngstown personal injury lawyers at KNR can help. Let our team explain your rights, handle the insurance claim or lawsuit, and go after max compensation.

At KNR, we’re dedicated to helping Youngstown injury victims move on with their lives– physically and financially. We offer 100% free consultations, charge nothing up front, and will tell you what to expect from a personal injury claim or lawsuit.

How KNR Helps

Why Work with Our Youngstown Lawyers?

Our Youngstown injury lawyers make the legal system as pain-free as possible. Going through a personal injury claim or a lawsuit in Northeast Ohio isn’t easy. Working with KNR is.

Our Youngstown Attorneys Will

  • Investigate, collect evidence, and find those at fault.
  • Interview witnesses, medical professionals, and financial experts.
  • Communicate with the insurer, clarify liability, and pursue max compensation.
  • Determine your claim’s full and fair value – what you lost and deserve to recover.
  • Keep you informed and involved. KNR is available by phone, text, email, or Zoom.
  • Protect your rights and, if necessary, take your case to court.
  • Never charge you upfront. If there’s no recovery, there’s no cost.

The KNR Difference

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Personal Injury: Eligibility & Examples

Youngstown Personal Injury Claims

You could be hurt by negligence anywhere. From Arlington Heights to Scienceville and Downtown Youngstown, car accidents, slip and falls, and other accidents happen daily and often leave people injured and in difficult financial situations. But you don’t have to cover the costs alone.

Personal injuries in the Youngstown area usually start with an insurance claim against the at-fault party or insurance company. This means proving negligence, establishing that they’re liable for the resulting damages, and pursuing fair compensation.

What Does Negligence Mean?

Negligence is the legal term for failing to act how an “ordinary person” would in similar circumstances. For example, if another driver caused a car crash by speeding on I-680, they’d be considered negligent for not following the speed limit.

Proving Negligence

While no two Youngstown personal injury cases will be the same, proving that negligence occurred requires:

  • You Were Owed a Duty of Care: The party who caused your accident was expected to act or take reasonable care (follow traffic laws, provide proper medical care, and keep an area safe).
  • The Duty Was Breached: The party in question did not meet their obligation (a driver was speeding, a doctor failed to examine you, or a property owner ignored a hazard).
  • The Breach Caused Harm: The accident resulted in injuries or harm. Examples include car accidents, failing to diagnose an illness, or falling on a neglected property.
  • You Suffered Damages: You must demonstrate that the accident, or your injuries, caused you physical or financial damages, like medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering.

Establishing negligence to an insurance company or court takes evidence. At KNR, we accomplish this with medical and financial documents, witness reports, and expert testimony.

Can Both Parties Share Fault?

Ohio follows the “modified comparative negligence rule,” where your degree of responsibility for an accident lowers your potential compensation.

For example, you may be entitled to damages if a drunk driver hits you on East Front Street after leaving the Covelli Centre. But if you were also going too fast, you could share some blame. Let’s say you are deemed 10% at fault because had you not been speeding, you would not have been hit. In this scenario, your possible compensation will be reduced by 10%.

Also, Ohio law states that you can’t recover compensation if you’re deemed more than 50% at fault.

Common Youngstown Injuries

KNR provides personalized legal service and aggressive representation to injury victims across the Mahoning Valley. Our Youngstown personal injury firm routinely assists clients who are suffering from:

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KNR Youngstown: Injuries We Handle

Kisling, Nestico & Redick has been helping injury victims for over 15 years. We proudly assist people to get back to the life they had before another’s carelessness caused them harm.

Recover from the Harm Done

Youngstown, OH Personal Injury Compensation

The value of your Youngstown injury is hard to estimate without knowing the details. Typically, the damages you can expect to recover depend on:

  • The severity of your injuries,
  • Your economic & non-economic losses
  • If the injury impacted your daily life
  • Any shared fault for your injuries
  • The parties involved & insurance limits

Our Youngstown injury attorneys can better calculate what you may deserve after hearing about the accident and how your injuries impacted your life.

Your Recoverable Damages

A severe injury or loss can result in grave financial uncertainty. But if you pursue a personal injury claim or lawsuit, the at-fault party or their insurer should compensate you for the resulting harm. This can either be an agreed-upon personal injury settlement or court award.

Personal Injury Damages

  • Economic losses. You can pursue compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and employment benefits, reduced earning capacity, and out-of-pocket costs.
  • Non-economic losses. These are injuries without direct monetary value, including pain and suffering, emotional distress, and mental anguish.
  • Punitive Damages. Punitive damages punish people for reckless, malicious, or fraudulent behavior. These are not allowed in every case, and Ohio limits punitive damages paid to an injury victim.

Personal Injury Settlements

Like the rest of Ohio, most personal injury cases in Youngstown reach a settlement. And while preparing for trial makes for a stronger case, any settlement offer you receive should cover what you need now and will need down the line.

Insurers use aggressive tactics against injury victims, so they accept less. These methods include low-ball offers, diminishing your suffering, and suggesting you are at fault. Your attorney should know how to counter these tactics and be prepared to fight for your interests.

Hold The Right Party Accountable

Youngstown Personal Injury Lawsuits

After your free initial consultation, our injury attorneys will investigate your accident, gather evidence, and assess your case’s viability. We may draft a demand letter to the insurance company or advise filing a personal injury civil lawsuit based on the situation.

Lawsuits vs. Insurance Claims

Sometimes, large insurance companies don’t want to negotiate or offer far less than what’s right. Remember, they are businesses and not concerned with your health or financial security. Your best option to secure max compensation may be a lawsuit.

A lawsuit could demonstrate to an insurance company that your case is serious and grant you access to critical evidence during the discovery phase.

Personal Injury Time Limits

Ohio Revised Code 2305.10 outlines the statute of limitation in personal injury cases. Under the law, you typically have two years from the date of the accident or discovery of your injuries to file a lawsuit. This may appear like plenty of time, but if the statute of limitations expires, you may be barred from compensation altogether.

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Youngstown Personal Injury Resources & Legal Info

Filing a Lawsuit in Mahoning County

The Ohio courts of common pleas have jurisdiction in cases where the amount exceeds $15,000. As a result, most Youngstown area civil claims are filed in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, located at 120 Market Street, Youngstown, OH 44503.

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Evidence in Personal Injury Cases

Demonstrating that another’s negligence caused harm to you or a loved one is more complicated than most expect. You might think the fault is clear cut, but proving fault and liability requires evidence.

Personal injury evidence may include:

  • Accident Reports
  • Medical Records
  • Photos & Injuries
  • Medical Bills
  • Financial Documents
  • Insurance Forms
  • Witness Statements
  • Expert Opinions/Testimony
  • Accident Reconstruction Data

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Advice for Youngstown Injury Victims

Knowing what to do, what to avoid, and how to help yourself when you’re hurting is hard. No matter if you’re rear-ended on Federal Street, fell at The Shops at Boardman Park, or suffered medical malpractice at Mercy Health-St. Elizabeth; the following could be helpful if another’s negligence caused your injuries:

  • Keep a journal: Document every detail about your accident and the pain you experienced.
  • Report the accident: This may be the police, your insurance company, or sometimes the person/business you believe is responsible.
  • Preserve Evidence: Proof is the key to personal injury cases. Take photos or videos if you can and of your injuries.
  • Keep Medical Records: The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) gives you the right to a copy of your medical records from any provider.
  • Collect Docs & Info. Obtain police reports and witness information (names, addresses, and phone numbers). Give this and any financial records to your attorney.

What Are You Dealing With?

Youngstown Personal Injury FAQs

What Are My Injuries Worth?

There is no typical calculation in personal injury cases. Potential compensation, either through an insurance settlement or verdict, will depend on your injuries and how they impacted your life. Your best option is to speak with a nearby personal injury lawyer.

Will I Win My Case?

Success can mean many things based on the facts and what you need. Recovering damages could be the difference between paying off your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and securing what your pain and suffering are worth. And while there are no guarantees, you can do a few things to improve your odds of success in a personal injury claim.

Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Most cases settle, and insurance companies quickly suggest you can handle things without an attorney. They may even offer a fast settlement; However, you could leave money on the table by accepting too quickly. You should work with a nearby personal injury lawyer in the area. This provides an objective and professional opinion about your unique situation.

How Much Does a Personal Injury Attorney Cost?

Most quality personal injury law firms in Youngstown, including KNR, take cases on contingency. Your lawyer does not get paid unless you obtain a jury award or financial settlement.