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Posted on: Dec 14, 2020

On behalf of Kisling, Nestico & Redick

Dealing with a serious injury and thinking about filing an insurance claim or lawsuit is stressful enough. Before you select a personal injury attorney, you should find out some key information about them and their firm.

By knowing as much as possible about your lawyer, you can feel more comfortable with your choice and get the support and compensation you need.

Most quality personal injury lawyers offer free, initial consultations. Below are some important questions to ask.

1. Do They Have Trial Experience?
Most attorneys have experience making calls and reviewing legal documents. However, they do not all know how to take a case to trial.

Kisling, Nestico & Redick has over 500 years of combined legal experience fighting for injury victims, many of which have gone to trial. Some our attorneys, like Gary Kisling, have spent significant time in the courtroom. Kisling tried his first case in front of a jury in his second week of practice, and he has been lead counsel in dozens more.

While we will work to get your case resolved as quickly as possible, if a fair settlement isn’t possible, we aren’t afraid to take go to court. Insurance companies know this, so they often offer us an acceptable amount of compensation to cover the needs of our client.

2. Do They Have Experience With Your Specific Type of Case?
Many types of accidents are lumped into the personal injury category. And, while the legal process is similar for injury claims, the details vary. It’s important that the attorney you work with understands the types of evidence in your case, what experts to call as witness, and how to properly value your losses.

KNR has helped more than 10,000 clients with all types of personal injury claims. They frequently work with the victims of serious car crashes, truck accidents, motorcycle wrecks, dog bites, medical malpractice, and even slips and falls. Because KNR has so much experience with a wide array of cases, they can use their knowledge to develop a strong case for you to obtain compensation in your claim.

3. Are They Well Respected?
Some lawyers don’t have the best reputations, and you don’t want to work with someone who might not be completely honest with you. You will want to find out if your attorney is well respected by their peers and prior clients.

KNR is rated 4.3 stars on Google by more than 350 clients who have gotten the money they need after a personal injury accident. Clients consistently tell us that we are reliable, friendly, and trustworthy. We make them comfortable from the time they call through the settlement process, keeping them updated and aware of what is going on.

4. Do They Have The Resources for a Personal Injury Battle?
Most claims are made against negligent (or at fault) parties and their insurance companies. Insurance companies will use teams of expensive and knowledgeable lawyers whose whole job it is to pay you as little as possible, or nothing if possible. You need to know that your attorney has the resources to fight back.

KNR is a large law firm with dozens of attorneys across 11 offices throughout Ohio. We use our considerable knowledge and resources to pressure the insurance company into respecting your rights and paying what you deserve. Our attorneys know experts, judges, and court personnel who may interact with your case. We will use all of our resources to benefit your case when we work with you.

5. How Do They Charge for Legal Costs and Fees?
The stereotype is that lawyers are expensive. You will want to know how your attorney is going to charge you for their time. You’ll also want to find out how things like court costs and expert fees are paid.

KNR works on a contingency basis. That means you don’t pay us anything until we win your case. We will deduct case costs, court expenses, and legal fees from your recovery. We will handle your entire case at no out of pocket cost to you.

6. Do They Understand the Insurance Claims Process?
The insurance industry is purposefully confusing so that people who should benefit from it have trouble doing so. When submitting an insurance claim, you need to work with an attorney who understands how insurance companies work and how they will fight to keep from paying you money.

KNR understands the way insurance companies treat victims of personal injury accidents. When he was only 15, founding partner Rob Nestico was seriously injured in a car crash. He and his family were taken advantage of by insurance companies. Now, it is his passion to fight back.

7. Who Will You Talk to At the Firm?
When you trust a law firm to handle your personal injury claim, you should be comfortable with everyone working on your case. You should be introduced to everyone and speak with an actual attorney when you want to.

At KNR, we have special teams that work on cases. They will keep track of your medical bills, records, and other evidence to help support your case. However, ultimate decisions will be made by you and your experienced personal injury lawyer.

The Ohio Association for Justice does not provide legal advice. All information, content, and materials provided on this website are for general informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. 

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