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At Kruger & Hodges, our attorneys recognize the importance of helping victims get justice when someone else causes them less.  Unfortunately, accidents like this occur often, resulting in many people suffering injuries, pain, loss of quality of life, and much more at the hands of another person or company. Our personal injury lawyers serving Washington Court House, OH, are here to support you throughout this legal process. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 214,000 people around the country suffer fatalities from accidents, often caused by other people, defective products, or company failures. Because of how much this can cost families, we are dedicated to working closely with our clients to ensure the very best results possible.

Your case matters. Call Kruger & Hodges for a free consultation to discuss your case. If you suffered any losses, you think someone else is responsible, reach out to us now.

Car Accidents

Car accidents are one of the most common causes of loss of life in the country, often because of the speed, recklessness, or mistakes, people make while on the roadways. Beyond a doubt, it is critical to have access to legal representation if you have been hurt in a car accident. There are many potential causes of car accidents: 

  • Distracted drivers
  • Alcohol and drug intoxication
  • Poorly skilled drivers
  • Reckless driving
  • Faulty vehicles that cause accidents

In many situations, car accidents can lead to loss of life and life-changing injuries. Our personal injury lawyers service at Washington Court House, Ohio, can help you hold those accountable to the letter of the law, often helping you to recoup your losses. 

Crash Statistics

Crashes happen everywhere, even in Washington Court House. Consider these 2021 accident statistics in the county according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

  • A total of 3 fatal car accidents occurred in the county in 2022.
  •  additional 34 serious injuries occurred in the county that year – often meaning hospitalization and surgical needs.
  • Overall, 768 crashes occurred with passenger vehicles in the county.
  • Alcohol accounted for 14 of the injuries reported and 1 of the fatalities.

Our Washington Course House car accident lawyers work hard to ensure your rights are protected if you’ve been the victim of a car accident. Do not settle your case with an insurance company until you talk to our attorneys.

Truck Accidents

Truck accidents occur commonly throughout Ohio. It is not uncommon for these accidents to be the result of a driver that’s tired or overworked. In some situations, the driver may be unskilled or may be unable to do the job properly. This can result in incredibly damaging accidents, with people often finding themselves unable to work or enjoy the same quality of life. The speed of these trucks, their size, and the force of impact are devastating.

Our personal injury lawyers serving Washington Court House, OH, have represented people who have been hurt by truck drivers who were not paying attention. In some cases, these accidents are the result of the driver’s mistakes or distractions. Other times, the trucking companies are responsible. We will work aggressively to protect your rights.

Crash Statistics

Whether operating on I-71, Highway 35, or Highway 62, the large main roads in the area, or any of the smaller routes throughout, Fayette County definitely sees its share of semi-truck traffic. There is little doubt that trucks create an increased risk for every driver on the roadways with them. According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), 2021 saw a 13% increase in big truck-related traffic deaths as compared to 2020.

Those accidents led to devastating losses for the victims. Semi-truck-involved accidents happen every 15 minutes across the country and 97% of deaths that occur as a result of crashes that involve commercial truck(s) including UPS, and FedEx as well as big rigs, are passenger vehicle occupants due to increased vulnerability compared to the much larger vehicles.

Studies show that most semi-truck-related crashes are not caused by semi drivers alone, but here are some common reasons that can lead to the increased risk for a truck-related accident:

  • Sleep Deprivation (According to the CDC, staying awake for 18 hours is the equivalent of having a blood alcohol content of 0.05%, and staying awake for 24 hours is equal to having a blood alcohol content of 0.10%) Truckers are not supposed to drive for more than 11 hours per day/60 hours a week but overwhelm in demand means that not all companies follow this regulation.
  • Unsecured Cargo Crashes – studies show that roadway debris was a factor in 200,000 crashes, with 60% of those crashes coming from semis that had unsecured or improperly secured truck cargo.
  • Tire Defects – statistics show that up to 30% of fatal trucking accidents resulted from manufacturing and trucking companies failing to keep their trucks’ tires up to code.

If you suffered losses from a car accident with a truck in Ohio, contact Kruger & Hodges. Allow our team to work closely with you to help determine your losses and how you can get compensation for them.

Motorcycle Accidents

A motorcycle accident can be a life-changing experience for many people. In some situations, these accidents are brought on by other drivers who are not paying attention or maybe driving recklessly themselves. A rider can be thrown off the bike, landing on a wide range of surfaces, causing traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and even death. These types of accidents occur for many reasons, such as other drivers who are distracted, not paying attention to motorcycles, or instances of drivers who are intoxicated.

Motorcycle accidents are very common, but that does not mean you are responsible for them if you are a rider. Without a doubt, our clients deserve fair legal representation to help them to overcome the challenges they face including long-term rehab, costly medical procedures, hospitalizations, loss of ability to work, and even post-traumatic stress disorder brought on by the accident. We fight aggressively to defend your rights in cases like this. Do not settle your claim until you work with us.

Crash Statistics

The Department of Public Safety in Ohio reports that, in 2022, 15 motorcycle accidents occurred in Fayette County. Across the state, 209 motorcycle riders lost their lives in accidents. For many other people, serious accident injuries occurred, creating the need for surgeries, rehabilitation, pain, and long-term limitations on the quality of life.

Without a doubt, the loss of life is difficult for families, but often, the cause of that loss is not the rider’s fault but another person’s. When that is the case, it is critical to seek out the help of an experienced team of motorcycle accident lawyers in Washington Court House, OH, who can offer one-on-one support and guidance.

What to Do After a Car Accident

After a car accident occurs, know what to do to protect yourself and your rights:

  • Get to the side of the road. If it is safe to do so, move the accident to the side of the road.
  • Call 911 or your local authorities. It is essential that you have the police come to your location to provide formal investigations. You want them to gather information on the accident and determine who is at fault.

Washington Court House Police Department
(740) 636-2370

Washington Court House Police Department

Fayette County Sheriff’s Department
(740) 335-6170

Fayette County Sherrif's Office Vernon P. Stanforth, Sherriff

  • Get medical care. Even if you feel okay, go to the emergency room to get checked out. This establishes your grounds for claims later should you develop problems.

Adena Fayette Medical Center
(740) 335-1210
1430 Columbus Ave, Washington Court House, OH 43160
Adena Fayette Medical Center

Court House Urgent Care
(740) 780-5250
1311 Leesburg Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160
Court House Urgent Care

  • Take as many photos of the area as possible while being safe. It is always a good idea to focus on your health first, but if you can take photos, that may help you.
  • Gather the names and contact information of witnesses and all involved.
  • Write down what you remember right away. Document things like what you saw the car doing before it hit you. Never admit to causing any of the damage or the accident itself.

Other local resources for your accident:


Parrish Towing & Transport
(740) 335-9966

Bell’s Wrecker Service
(740) 335-3630

Hixon Towing LLC
(740) 572-3616

Rental Car

Enterprise Rent-a-Car
1850 Rombach Ave, Wilmington, OH 45177
(937) 383-2728

Collision Repair

Quality Collision Repair & Refinish
1406 U S 22, Washington Court House, OH 43160
(740) 335-8344

Knisley’s Collision Repair
1612 US Rt. 22 NW, Washington Court House, OH 43160
(740) 335-5461

Dog Bites & Attacks 

A dog bite or attack can potentially lead to trauma and harsh injuries. Under Ohio law, dog owners can be held liable for the actions of their dogs if they do not restrain the dog. If the dog is provoked in any way and then causes harm, that may not be a personal injury case. However, in many of the cases we have taken to court, that is not the case. Dogs lunge at and cause damage to people. A simple bite on the hand can sever tendons and ligaments, making it impossible to use that hand in the same way, which could make someone’s job impossible to do. 

Our personal injury lawyers serving Washington Court House, Ohio, recognize the complexities of these cases. We encourage you to speak to our team before making a settlement with your insurance company. You may be entitled to more than you realize – and that insurance company is not working on your behalf.

Drunk Driving Accident Victims

A person who makes the decision to get into a car when they have used drugs or alcohol is putting you and every other person on the roadways at risk. If they cause an accident, they should be held liable for the losses the victim suffers. Our goal at Kruger & Hodges is to help drunk driving accident victims to get the financial support they need after such a devastating accident. We work closely with you to best understand the types of losses you’ve incurred, such as medical bills, property damage, lost time at work, and even the loss of life. 

We encourage you to reach out to us as a first step. Allow us to gather evidence and help you to understand your rights. 

Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

Pedestrians and bike riders are at risk of injury brought on by others. This is especially common when car drivers do not pay attention to a bike rider or a person walking that has the right of way, causing life-threatening injuries (or worse). These types of claims can be challenging because of the sheer amount of injury and complicated losses that many bike riders and pedestrians face after accidents with vehicles.

Our goal is to work closely with you to ensure you fully understand your rights in a case like this. When you contact our personal injury lawyers serving Washington Court House, Ohio, you will receive comprehensive support and guidance throughout this process. We will answer all of your questions and help you see what your rights are.

How to Choose the Best Personal Injury Lawyer for Me

It is important to choose an attorney you feel comfortable with for personal injury cases. These are sensitive cases where not only do you have financial loss but often emotional and mental health complications. You need an attorney that’s compassionate and truly dedicated to working closely with you to help you through this difficult time. We encourage you to seek out an attorney who:

  • Has a proven track record in the specific area of personal law you’ve suffered
  • Is compassionate and willing to take the time to listen to you about what’s occurred
  • Has experience working with other insurance companies and powerful attorneys serving the defendants
  • Is trusted and has a proven reputation in the region
  • Has the experience that you can rely on 

How Kruger & Hodges Can Help You

Kruger & Hodges is dedicated to working closely with our clients to help them fully understand their rights and how we can reclaim their losses. We are diligent about helping determine how much has been lost as well as using past cases and other evidence to prove what is owed. 

Set up a free consultation by contacting Kruger & Hodges today. Let us talk to you about what compensation you may be owed after your personal injury case in Ohio.

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