Kisling, Nestico, and Redick On Distracted Driving

Kisling, Nestico, and Redick are partners at a personal injury law firm in Akron, Ohio. This firm specializes in providing legal help for accident victims who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, loss of limb, internal injury, burns, back injuries, catastrophic injuries and more. In 2017, texting/emailing became deadly while driving because this made up 39% of distracted drivers to fatal crashes.

KNR announced 18-year-old Elianna Norin of Hudson as the winner of their $5,000 scholarship. This scholarship was a proposal that persuaded young adults against texting while driving. Norin’s application stood out to KNR around more than 400 applicants due to her creativity placed into the public service announcement she wrote for the contest.

Kisling, Nestico & Redick has 40 attorneys in its employ, and 100 support staff in 11 offices throughout Ohio, has recovered $450 million in verdicts from settlements. The firm is working to make Ohio roads safer as the managing partner was in an accident when he was 15. His car was broadsided because a driver ran a stop sign. The accident then caused him to suffer broken bones, as one bone in his forearm has to be replaced with a steel rod. Distracted driving is something that needs to be fought against.

The piece Norin won for referred to texting and driving as a type of blindfold. The law firm of Kisling, Nestico & Redick continues to fight for safer roads in Ohio, Norin plans on attending the Savannah College of Art and Design, with the goal of becoming a freelance creative.