Cleveland, Ohio Car Accident Lawyer

“I have been there so many times before and NOW I will be there for YOU and your family.”
- Tim Misny - The man that “Makes Them Pay!®”

“Please understand that the slogan, I’ll Make Them Pay!® is not a guarantee of payment. Both liability and real damages must be proven with preponderance of the evidence.” – Tim Misny

Cleveland, Ohio Car Accident Lawyer

Car Accident Lawyer: Cleveland

Unfortunately, car accidents are a part of everyday life. The more fast-paced we become as a society, the more prevalent car accidents become. According to Ohio State Patrol statistics, accident numbers continue to rise annually.

In the United States more than 37,000 people die in auto accidents every year, and 2.35 million more suffer injury or permanent disability.

As a personal injury lawyer, I’ve successfully represented Cleveland car accident victims for more than 40 years.

Car accidents happen suddenly, and victims and their family members are left trying to put their lives back together. This may mean recovering in the hospital or seeking follow-up medical care. It may also mean lost wages due to missed work, going on disability, or trying to pay medical bills. Families may also be left without transportation because their car needs to be replaced or repaired.

After an accident, the last thing victims want to do is to deal with insurance companies. You need a accident lawyer with experience and the financial resources to help you navigate this complicated process. More than anything, you need a lawyer who can battle the insurance companies because they surely do not have your best interests at heart… I do, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Car Accidents

Total Number of Car Accidents in Ohio

The state of Ohio, including the city of Cleveland, has a substantial number of car accidents annually. These incidents range from minor fender benders, to serious and sometimes fatal collisions.


Sadly, there are thousands of traffic-related fatalities annually in Ohio. These tragic accidents are life-changing for the families who are left behind. Car accident lawyers such as myself, understand the financial and emotional devastation that occurs.


There are thousands of accidents annually in Ohio and many result in injuries. These injuries vary in severity, from mild bruising to catastrophic paralysis. Car accident victims are harmed physically, emotionally. and financially.

Drunk Driving

Alcohol-impaired driving remains a persistent issue in Cleveland and throughout the country. Every year, alcohol-impaired drivers cause a vast number of fatalities and injuries, affecting thousands of car accident victims and their families.


Speeding is a leading factor of accidents on Ohio’s roads. Excessive speed reduces reaction time and increases the severity of accidents, posing significant risks to car accident victims.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving, often involving cell phone use, is a growing concern. These distractions divert drivers’ attention from the road, and are a leading cause of car accidents. Injured victims must deal with physical pain, lost income, high medical bills and a long recovery period. Victims should not deal with all of this on their own. Call me for a free consultation to review your injury claim.

Seat Belt Usage

Proper seat belt usage is crucial for safety. A significant portion of traffic-related fatalities and injuries involve individuals who were not wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. Many lives could have been saved by simply snapping in a seatbelt!

Types of Vehicles

Accidents involve vehicles of all types. Motorcycle accidents, for example, have led to a substantial number of fatalities. Additionally, accidents involving trucks and commercial vehicles can be devastating. If you have been involved in a car crash, call me as soon as possible.

Young Drivers

Teenagers and young adults, face a higher risk of being involved in accidents due to inexperience and risk-taking behavior. Parents should never have to bury their children, neither should family members of accident victims.

Time and Location of Accidents

Time and location of accidents vary considerably. Many accidents occur during rush hour when roads are congested, or people are rushing to work. Increased vehicle density, poor road conditions, narrow roads lead to car accident claims.

I am a highly experienced car accident attorney, with more than 40 years helping accident victims put their lives back together. Whether you are dealing with an insurance claim, or a personal injury lawsuit, you need to call me and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Types of Car Accidents

Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions occur when one vehicle strikes the back of another vehicle. These accidents frequently happen in stop-and-go traffic. While some may consider rear-end collisions to be minor accidents, tell that to a family member whose husband, wife or child was killed when a speeding truck rear-ended their vehicle. Many lead to complex car accident claims against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. These victims have every right to seek and recover maximum compensation!

Head-On Collisions

Head-on accidents are among the most severe types of car accidents because they often result in severe injuries. A head-on collision occurs when two vehicles collide front-to-front. These accidents can occur because of wrong-way driving, crossing into oncoming traffic, or attempting to overtake another vehicle on a two-lane road.

Side-Impact or T-Bone Collisions

T-bone accidents, occur when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of another. These accidents frequently happen when a driver fails to yield the right-of-way or runs a red light. This type of auto accident can be especially dangerous, since many cars do not have side impact air bags which can ‘soften’ the blow. If you’ve been injured in a side-impact accident, you’ll need an experience attorney to help you recover compensation.

Multi-Vehicle Pileups

Pileups, also known as chain-reaction accidents, involve multiple vehicles colliding in a series of impacts. These pileups often occur in adverse weather conditions, such as heavy fog or snow, or on highways with heavy traffic. It can also be difficult to assess fault. Multi-vehicle pileups can result in a complex web of collisions, and pose significant danger to drivers. As an experienced auto accident attorney, I will help you navigate the legal process to pursue fair compensation.

Side-Swipe Accidents

Side-swipe accidents occur when two vehicles make contact with the sides of their respective vehicles. These accidents typically result from merging or lane-changing errors, such as failing to check blind spots and distracted driving. While side-swipes may initially lead to minor damage, the sudden jolt from a correction can pose risks, particularly if a driver loses control of their vehicle.

Rollover Accidents

When a vehicle tips onto its side or roof it is considered as a rollover accident. They are more common for taller vehicles such as SUVs, because they have a higher center of gravity. Rollovers can occur due to factors such as sharp turns, excessive speed, or the impact from a collision. These accidents often result in serious injuries due to the violent nature of the rollover. In some cases, vehicles may rollover multiple times and can eject passengers who are not wearing seat belts.

Intersection Accidents

Accidents at intersections can be severe as two or more vehicles collide. Factors contributing to these accidents include running red lights or stop signs, failure to yield the right-of-way, and confusion over traffic signals or signs. Intersection accidents often result in injuries, but the severity of the injuries depend on a host of factors. Car accident claims will likely involve negotiations with insurance companies to determine fault and to pursue compensation.

Parking Lot Accidents

In parking lots, driveways, or parking garages, issues such backing out without looking, failing to yield to pedestrians, or navigating crowded areas can result in accidents. While they often result in minor damage, these accidents often lead to disputes as to who is at fault. In such cases, it’s very important to call the police department.

Distracted Driving Accidents

Collisions resulting from distracted driving occur when drivers engage in activities that divert their attention from the road. Ohio has tried to help, by creating laws against texting or talking on the phone while driving. Distracted driving accidents can lead to serious injuries requiring long recovery times and exorbitant medical bills.

Drunk Driving Accidents

Driving while under the influence of alcohol is unacceptable and negligent. Drunk driving accidents can result in serious injuries and death. These accidents result from impaired judgment, reduced coordination, and slower reaction times.

Fatigue-Related Accidents

If someone is too tired to drive, they should not be on the road. Fatigue-related accidents happen when drivers are excessively tired, leading to drowsy driving. Drivers may fall asleep at the wheel or experience reduced reaction times.

I’ve been helping Cleveland injury victims with their personal injury claims for more than 40 years! If you’ve been injured, and are left with medical bills piling up, and suffered lost wages because you cannot work, call me. I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Dealing With Insurance Companies

When you’ve been involved in a car accident and are faced with the daunting task of dealing with an insurance company as part of your car accident claim, you need my help. Insurance claims processes can be complex, and insurers pay out as little as they possibly can. I’ve dealt with insurance companies for my entire 40 year career. Below are few reasons why need to call me to help you through the legal process.

Navigating the Legal Landscape

Car insurance policies are laden with intricate legal jargon and provisions that can be challenging for most people to decipher in a car accident case. They are purposely written in this fashion so insurance companies can get out of paying you what you deserve. I’m here to help ensure you obtain the financial compensation you need to put your life back together.

Determining Liability

Establishing liability is crucial for car accident claims. I can investigate the accident, gather evidence, and determine the liable party. This is essential to ensure the responsible party’s insurance company covers your damages.

Calculating Damages

Accurately assessing the extent of your damages is critical to receiving fair compensation for your car accident claim. I work with a team of experts who evaluate not only the immediate medical expenses and property damage, but also the long-term costs. This can include ongoing medical treatment, rehabilitation, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Negotiating with Insurers

Insurance companies are known for minimizing payouts for insurance claims. I will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, advocating for your best interests and ensuring you are not offered a settlement that falls short of what you deserve.

Leveraging Legal Expertise

I have a deep understanding and 40+ years experience with the legal process. I know how to build a strong case for your car accident claim.

Handling Legal Procedures

Navigating the legal system and adhering to deadlines and paperwork requirements can be overwhelming. While you focus on your recovery, I will be your advocate and I will always have yoour best interests at heart.

Preparing for Litigation

Too often, insurance companies may be unwilling to offer a fair settlement for your car accident claim. If litigation is necessary to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the damages you deserve, we’ll litigate.

Peace of Mind

Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can be emotionally taxing. You need to focus on your recovery, and putting your life back together. I will give you my personal cell phone number, so you can reach me anytime and rest assured your case if being properly handled.

Make Them Pay!®

If you or a family member has suffered severe injuries, or succumbed to the injuries caused by a car accident, I have two very specific goals for your case:

As your personal injury attorney, I will do whatever I possibly can to win your case, and get you and your family the compensation you need and deserve.

I will also do whatever I can to hold the negligent driver accountable, so they never, ever harm another person. My hope is that no one else suffers like you have had to because of a car accident..

What you should expect from me as your car accident lawyer

If you become my client, I will meet with you any time or anywhere that is most convenient for you. You will have my direct cell phone number, so that I will be available to you 24/7. Communication is very important in an attorney/client relationship, and I know your needs do not always fall neatly into normal working hours.

As your car accident lawyer, my fee is on a contingency basis, which means I only get paid if your injury claim is successful. Furthermore, I pay all costs and fees associated with your claim so you will never have to take one penny out of your pocket.

If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a car accident, you have to call me right away at 800-556-4769. I’ll be there for you because my clients deserve justice, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®


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Krystle Banks
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Christine Filippelli
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DeAndre Merritt
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Jake Ferri
Jake Ferri
23:46 01 Aug 22
I have no case and no one that I need Tim Misney to make pay, just wanted to say the best part of my day is getting to... drive by his billboards. His People's Eyebrow is immaculate and the new billboard with him on the motorcycle is downright bitchin'. Thank you Tim Misney for significantly improving the quality of my more
Jennifer Malainy
Jennifer Malainy
22:44 19 Jul 22
My favorite lawyer. Truly one of the kindest, smartest, and most genuine humans I have ever met. There is only one TIM... MISNY and he will make them pay!! God more
01:16 16 Feb 22
I spoke to Amy and Christine about a possible personal injury case involving my father and they were both helpful,... professional, knowledgeable and responsive. Although they could not help us with our case, I would highly recommend them!read more
Stephen Burks
Stephen Burks
20:12 21 Jan 22
It really comes down to what people say and do when they don't think anyone that matters is listening or they'll get... anything in return.There's the Tim Misny you see on the billboards and on TV, but there's another Tim Misny that I know up close and personal.The Tim Misny I know is genuinely passionate about helping the hard working little folks who get pushed around the big folks. He actually, really honestly cares about people who run into bad luck at no fault of their own. Tim has quietly, out of the sight of cameras and with no fanfare shared generously with the marginalized in our society; single moms, Veterans and others without expecting anything in return.He calls them like he sees them and you wouldn't want to take your troubles to anyone more
mark colucci
mark colucci
14:33 06 Dec 21
Mr. Misny is an angel here on earth and the BEST attorney in Ohio. He has helped my daughter who is in law school when... she needed the guidance most. He is a class act, a great family man, and extremely caring. If you need a lawyer in this field I would HIGHLY recommend. There is no other lawyer, in my opinion, better than Tim Misny.Thank you Tim for being a light in this community!read more
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Damon Mitchell Sr .1st. (The Old-Man !!! Pop's !!!)
02:43 27 Nov 21
Advice on Law question? Also Advise to do more research for Different types of Situations that’s Criminal and Civil... Pursuits!City, State and Above State Level Situation .Pro Se !read more
Gianna Colucci
Gianna Colucci
12:56 04 Nov 21
Mr. Misny is the best! I am a 27-year-old single mother, and I am finishing law school in May at Cleveland-Marshall... College of Law. When I found myself jobless during the height of the pandemic, I knew I needed help. Going into the legal profession, I wanted to be JUST LIKE Mr. Misny because I knew he was the most successful attorney in the industry. I called him up one day just for the hell of it to see if there was anyway he could help me. I never thought such a big name/reputation like him would respond to me. However, when he learned of my financial situation he PERSONALLY called my cell phone within 5 minutes of my email. Not only has he helped me secure employment, but he continues to teach me every single day what it takes to be the BEST lawyer in the legal profession. I am forever thankful for Mr. Misny. He changed my life. He continues to inspire me every single day, and I am so proud that he took me under his wing and is my mentor. He is the most intelligent, kindest, caring attorney I have ever met, and he is giving me the tools I need to be the most successful lawyer I can be o give my four-year-old son, Gregory, the life he deserves. THANK YOU MR. TIM MISNY. I owe my entire future legal career to you because if you didn't take the time out of your busy day to call me that day and help me when no one else would, I would not have been able to stay in law school. You change lives every single day. Keep being you Tim. There is no one like Tim more
Brandon Hagerdon
Brandon Hagerdon
20:53 18 May 21
I met Tim 6 years ago when he was working with my mother. Since then we were able to stay in touch and build a... relationship. I reached out to Tim recently about an opportunity and he was able to connect the dots and help me with this. During this process he gave me his direct number to contact him if need be. If you are in need of any sort of help, I would recommend Tim every more
Jimmie Graham
Jimmie Graham
19:26 30 Mar 21
Tim is hands down the best lawyer in town. He was able to guide me through the legal process and keep me informed at... all stages. Which allowed me to not stress and focus on life. He was able to get me the best deal possible in my court case. One thing that blew me away is that he gave me his direct cell number and answered anytime I had a question which is rare with most lawyers. 100% Misny is the guy! There's a reason he's on literally every billboard in more
Paul McFadden
Paul McFadden
13:29 20 Jan 21
My relationship with Tim goes back over 30 years and is one of great trust and mutual respect. Tim represented me at a... critical point in my life and I will always be indebted to him for the difference he made. He is always just a phone call more
Rick Miller
Rick Miller
18:55 21 Dec 20
If I could reach into the sky just to pull more than 5 stars down for a rating I would! I have used other lawyers in... the past and it was such a pain to reach them when I needed them. Tim is in all honesty there for you. He gave me his personal phone number, and at anytime or any day he answered. If I had to leave a message I could count to 10 and he would already be calling me back. He also was willing to talk on the weekends! He didn’t just forward me to an impersonal automated system or a person with no experience. I will NEVER use another person for legal advice. He’s gracious enough to give me guidance whenever I have a question. No matter how complex. This may sound like an advertisement but I assure you this man was more in touch when I had an issue than my own family. A reasonable and caring family man who will MAKE THEM PAY!Thank you Timread more
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PJ Camargo/Authentik Movement Training
01:51 22 Oct 20
I've had the pleasure of getting to know Tim personally over the past 2 years. Beyond him being an incredible lawyer &... 'Jack of all trades ' he is an amazing friend. One thing I love most is that he is family oriented & always making quality time for his loved ones. He inspires me to be a great role model &father figure one day. Tim loves nature & shares the true beauty of nature with how he raises his kids. From biking through trails & having his kids learn how to nurture the family garden - he teaches valuable lessons on how to appreciate the world we live in. I know that Tim is just a phone call away & always urgent to responding no matter the situation. He has given me some of the greatest advice & continously throwing positive energy my way! I'm honored to know him & be a friend of his. He is the true practioneer of changing lives & paying it forward. He has taught me so much in just a short amount of time. Tim Misny, a man that wakes up every single day to make a difference!read more
Scott Plate
Scott Plate
16:49 10 Oct 20
Tim has created a highly visible and effective law practice, and despite his decades of experience, he has never once... forgotten why he got into this business in the first place: to help people. He puts his whole heart into his work, and he works hard for everyone he represents. He has a gift for tuning out the noise and tuning into the core of what his clients need, and making it clear he has heard them. As a result, we feel empowered. He is smart, resourceful, creative, positive, and solution-oriented. His abundant energy makes people feel better, stronger, and valued. He loves and promotes his community; he gives back generously, and he always leaves everything better than he found it. Tim is a true man of action, and a man of his word. Could not recommend him more more
Mike M
Mike M
04:44 09 Oct 20
As a young man, I worked at a local garden center. I came from a family that had too many problems to list. I felt I... was never destined to be anything good. I had always wanted to be a police officer since I was a little boy. But, one side of my family told me that I would never be good enough to do it. Anytime I brought it up, they knocked me down until I started to believe that I could never accomplish my dream. One day, about 20 years ago, while working at that garden center, a very tall man came in and asked me to help him select plants. As we walked around the garden center, he struck up a conversation with me. He was very friendly and kind. I was a skinny teenager in dirty blue jeans and a t shirt. This man was dressed very nicely and I was surprised at how nice he was to me. During our conversation, he asked me what I wanted to do with my life after school. I told him that I wanted to be a police officer but many people told me that I’d never make it. I told him how my very own father said I wasn’t smart enough, brave enough, and I was wasting my time. I remember looking at the ground while I explained this to him. The man stopped and got serious. His voice dropped an octave and he looked me dead in the eyes. He pointed his finger at me and told me that I could make anything of my life that I wanted. He told me that it was up to ME to make my life goals come true. He told me to ignore anybody who tells me otherwise. He assured me that if I studied hard in school and never gave up on my dreams that they would become a reality. He told me to say it. I said “I can do it”. In that moment, I thought that if a complete stranger saw something in me, than maybe it could be true.After I helped him through the checkout and he left, many different employees at the garden center asked me if I knew who that man was. I did not. They told me, “That’s Tim Misny!” Once I figured out “who” Tim Misny was, my confidence grew. It was a pivotal moment. One in which steered the rest of my life. His words stuck with me. I worked hard and obtained my Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. I was hired by a local Law Enforcement Agency at the age of 21. I was sent to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy, which was an extremely tough place to be, to say the least. At the Academy, they try to break those who don’t have a determined spirit. On days I wanted to quit, I remembered Tim’s words. Maybe it was fate, maybe it was random chance.... I’ll never know But, Tim Misny helped me have the confidence and determination that was necessary to be where I’m at today. I’ve been a law enforcement officer for over 16 years. I’ve told this story to many of my coworkers.Tim, you’ll never understand how your words that spring day helped shape my future. Your words enabled me to provide a great life for myself and my family. I’m forever grateful.Mikeread more
Eric Evans
Eric Evans
21:02 04 Oct 20
Tim has represented me twice, once 30 years ago and again just recently. I was too young to fully appreciate his... expertise when he represented me the first time (as i was a minor who was the victim of an accident - he won for us, incidentally), but I'm old enough and wise enough now to really appreciate how truly great he is. First off, how many attorney's actually give you their cell phone number and actually answer? I would contend very, very few. Secondly, he has a street fighter mentality combined with a sharp legal intellect which makes you immediately think "I'm so glad this guy is on my side." I was really in a bind recently and Tim came through in spades - he is THE person I would call if I were in trouble or needed help - at a minimum he would know who I should talk to and direct me there (he knows his own limits, which is the key to a wise person) - at a maximum he would take on my fight himself and I'd have full confidence in his ability to deliver the best possible outcome for me - he fights for you like you're family - can't say it better than more
Benjamin Firstenberg
Benjamin Firstenberg
19:32 28 Sep 20
I worked as an intern for Tim the summer of 2017 and it was an unbelievable experience both for my career and personal... development. He treats his employees with a level of respect, appreciation and honesty that I've truly not seen anywhere else that I've worked. We've stayed in touch these past few years and I'm still learning from Tim, whether it be the way he sees the world, his career advice or his commitment to his family. He's an honest man who treats people more
David Shelton
David Shelton
01:13 30 Jun 20
I don't know much about Tim the lawyer, but I do know about Tim the man. Tim the man befriended me as a youth and gave... me the motivation to excel in school. Tim the man wrote the letter that got me into college and got me a helpful scholarship. Tim the man gave me an internship while in college. Tim the man has been a friend to me for over ten years. He makes himself available day or night whether I need advice or just want to talk about the day. There a lot of stigmas about attorneys (and they are earned) but Tim Misny bucks the stereotype. And if Tim the lawyer is half a good as Tim the man, he will live up to his word, and make them more
Mike Mercer
Mike Mercer
00:16 17 Jan 20
WOW! It is the only way to describe the tremendous experience I was afforded, when I contacted and then retained Tim... Misny, to handle a case for me. I had been injured in an automobile accident and needed help and direction, Tim and his staff provided both.The personal attention and clarity of the matter and specifics, gave me a state of comfort and satisfaction that I could have found nowhere else! I will be forever grateful to have Tim Misny as my attorney and my friend!I am a businessman in the Greater Cleveland area and have directed various members of my staffs as well as personal friends to Tim for solutions to their personal injury case needs. All my referrals have been more than pleased with the service and personal treatment they have received from Tim and his staff.I strongly recommend Tim Misny and his associates should you ever need the finest legal services available in Ohio! Trust is his number one priority, trust in knowing that you will be his client second, his friend first!read more
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The Law Offices of Tim Misny

Cleveland Office
3100 E. 45th St.
Suite 444
Cleveland OH 44127
Mailing Address:
Interstate Square I
4230 Chillicothe Rd. Ste 200
Willoughby, Ohio 44094

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