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Car Accident Attorneys in Youngstown, OH

Our Youngstown car accident lawyers have decades of experience fighting for the car crash victims in Ohio. We will keep you informed, negotiate with those involved, and work to get the best possible result.

Call KNR in Youngstown today at (419) 324-8205 to schedule your free consultation. There are no upfront costs and you owe us nothing unless you recover compensation.

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In Ohio, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported 1,057 traffic fatalities in 2018.

2017 saw eight fatal car accidents and 11 deaths in Youngstown, Ohio. While careful driving, maintenance, and safer roads reduce the risks, car crashes still happen in Youngstown. This is especially true along I-680 and U.S. Route 422.

A car accident can lead to serious physical and psychological trauma. Dealing with life after a car crash can keep you in pain, out of work, and unable to participate in your day-to-day life.

Treating car accident injuries can also mean weeks or months of physical therapy as well as invasive surgery. These treatments can be expensive and physically exhausting.

Common Car Accident Causes in Youngstown

Traffic laws exist to keep us all safe. These laws vary, so it is important to be aware of the laws in your area.

Most car accidents in Youngstown are caused by:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Rain
  • Running red lights
  • Night driving
  • Sign defects
  • Tailgating
  • Wrong way driving
  • Improper turns
  • Teen drivers
  • Drug usage
  • Potholes
  • Tire blowouts
  • Animal crossings
  • Construction sites

While you can take precautions to minimize some risks, there is no way to control another driver’s recklessness and other dangerous elements. You should also not be held financially liable for their neglect.

After a motor vehicle accident, you need legal guidance to recover any damages or losses you suffered. At KNR, our accident attorneys can help determine what you are owed and how to best pursue your personal injury case.

What to do After a Car Accident in Youngstown

Ohio law requires you to stop after a car accident. In addition, you should provide your name, address, and vehicle registration to those involved. You should also call the police and request medical attention if anyone is hurt.

If no one was injured, you can leave the scene after exchanging information. You are also required to file a police report in a reasonable timeframe after your accident.

Important Car Accident Laws

In Ohio, the statute of limitations after a car accident is two years from the date of the incident. You must also file a claim for damages within that time period. Failing to do so may result in your claim being dismissed.

When it comes to determining liability, Ohio is an at-fault state. Therefore, whoever is deemed more than 50 percent responsible will be liable for any damages outside the insurance policy limits.

Ohio drivers must also carry liability insurance, which mandates:

  • $25,000 per person injured in any one accident
  • $50,000 for all persons injured in any one accident
  • $25,000 for property damages of others in one accident

Ohio Car Accident Lawsuits

A negligence claim is the most common lawsuit after a car wreck. This alleges that the other driver did not exercise reasonable care and attention while operating their vehicle.

For instance, you can demonstrate negligence if the other driver was intoxicated or breaking traffic laws at the time of the accident.

Additionally, if a car accident involved a fatality, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This is a legal action pursued by surviving family members for compensation such as the deceased’s lost wages and funeral expenses.

If vehicle defects played a role in the accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the automobile or parts manufacturer. Some common examples include faulty airbags, defective brakes, or improperly secured tires.

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Car Accident Compensation in Youngstown

Medical treatment and rehab related to car accident injuries are often long term and very expensive. Most people are not prepared to pay these costs upfront. And, if another party caused your injury – you shouldn’t have to.

If you or a loved one sustained an injury in an automobile accident due to another’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for your various car accident damages.

At KNR, we ask, ‘what can we do?’ so you move on with more.

Compensation After a Car Accident

Whether it is through a personal injury lawsuit or insurance settlement, the car accident attorneys at KNR have helped numerous Youngstown car accident victims obtain what they need. For instance, we recently helped a client in Youngstown secure $200,000 after being injured in a rear-end accident on I680.

You may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Your past and future medical expenses
  • Your lost wages from being off work
  • The pain and suffering you experienced
  • Your emotional distress and mental anguish
  • The loss of consortium caused by your injury.

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Our Youngstown Car Accident Lawyers Can Help

The skilled attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help you deal with and recover from any injury following a motor vehicle accident.

At KNR, we ask, ‘what can we do?’ so you move on with more.

Youngstown Car Accident FAQs

1. What is a Car Accident Worth?

No two car accidents are the same. How much your accident is worth is generally based on your medical bills, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses, pain and suffering, and other ways it impacted your life. Typically, the more severe your injuries, the more your case is worth.

2. Is There a Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents?

The Ohio Revised Code 2305.10 states that you have two years after the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. After that, you are more than likely ineligible for compensation as the court will likely dismiss the case.

3. How is Fault Determined?

You need to show the other driver who caused the accident due to their negligence. In some cases, you may prove the other driver was speeding, distracted by their phone, or impaired. Evidence can be video, witness testimony, the police officer’s conclusions, and the damage to your vehicle.

4. What if The Driver is Uninsured?

Even if the other driver doesn’t have insurance or insufficient coverage for the harm they caused in a car accident, you still have options. It can be complicated, but you might be covered by your own uninsured motorist insurance or able to pursue a lawsuit against the driver directly.

5. Should I Accept an Insurance Settlement?

Insurance companies are profit-driven businesses. Their first offers in car accidents are usually for less than what it’s worth. You should work with a lawyer to determine if a settlement offer not only covers your existing losses but accounts for your future needs, like medical you’ll need later, wages you’ll miss out on, and others.