Cleveland Truck 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 Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck Accident Lawyer: Cleveland

For more than 40 Years, I have successfully represented Cleveland accident victims. When someone has been involved in a bad truck accident, it is important to know if the driver involved in the accident was driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV). 

As an experienced truck accident lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio, I have handled many accident cases involving Commercial Motor Vehicles.

A Commercial Motor Vehicle is as a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles used in commerce to transport passengers or property.

  1. Has a gross combination gross combination weight of 26,001 pounds or more, whichever is larger, inclusive of a towed unit(s) with a gross vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds, whichever is greater; or

  2. Has a gross vehicle weight of 6,001 or more pounds, whichever is greater; or

  3. Is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver; or

  4. Is used in the transportation of materials found to be hazardous, regardless of size.

Accidents involving Commercial Motor Vehicles are far more complex than automobile accidents because CMV’s are held to greater regulatory safety standards. If you or a loved one were involved in an accident with a Commercial Motor Vehicle, call me right away to discuss your injury claim. As always, you will not pay a single penny unless we win your case.

Truck Accidents

As one of the top truck accident attorneys in Ohio, I have found that truck accidents, in particular, often affect more than just the driver of the car involved. Additional individuals, besides the driver of the car, may also become victims of a truck accident, for instance:

Passengers of the Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV):

Passengers in a CMV can be injured in a truck crash due to truck driver negligence, such as distracted driving or fatigue. In such cases, passengers are at risk of injury or death because the CMV collides with other vehicles, barriers, or objects on the road.

Passengers of the Other Vehicle Involved:

Individuals in another vehicle can also become victims in an accident with a CMV. The truck driver makes an unsafe maneuver, such as running a red light, fails to yield, or changes lanes without signaling. The impact of a collision between a CMV and a smaller vehicle can result in catastrophic severe injuries to the passengers.

Trucking Company Employees:

Employees of the trucking company, such as mechanics or dispatchers, can be involved in accidents while performing duties related to the CMV. For instance, a mechanic working on the roadside may be struck by a passing vehicle that veers off the road and into the work area.


Pedestrians can be victims when they are hit by a CMV while walking near a road or crossing the street. Inattentive or distracted truck drivers may fail to notice pedestrians, resulting in accidents with catastrophic consequences.


Bicyclists sharing the road with CMVs are at risk when truck drivers fail to provide adequate space or visibility. A CMV making a right turn without checking his/her blind spot can collide with a cyclist in the adjacent lane. Cyclists can be hit and even worse, can be run over and killed instantly.


Motorcyclists are very vulnerable to accidents involving CMVs, particularly in situations where the truck driver fails to see the motorcycle or misjudges its speed. Sudden lane changes or turns can result in collisions with motorcyclists, resulting in significant harm.

Emergency Responders and Good Samaritans:

Police, paramedics, or firefighters, can be at risk when they arrive at the scene of a truck crash. Debris or secondary car accidents may occur, potentially causing harm to those providing assistance.

Road Construction and Maintenance Workers:

Workers on road construction crews are exposed to danger when CMVs enter work zones. Work areas are often narrow and inattentive truck drivers can collide with construction equipment or workers, leading to serious injuries or fatalities.

While most motor vehicle accidents are caused by one driver’s negligence, truck accidents can have a number of different causes, Some have nothing to do with negligence, but rather are a result of dangerous company truck driving policies.

Accidents with commercial trucks are extremely dangerous and often catastrophic. I am here to help you and your family. Call me today, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Causes of Accidents With Commercial Vehicles

As a truck accident attorney, I’ve represented truck accident victims who were injured due to a host of issues including:

Negligent Driving

Negligent driving, such as reckless behavior or driving under the influence, can lead to devastating truck accidents. These accidents often result in lawsuits filed by victims seeking compensation for their injuries and other damages.

Failure to Properly Maintain the CMV

When a truck accident occurs due to the failure to properly maintain the commercial vehicle, the trucking company must be held accountable and liable. The best way to do so is to file a truck accident claim against the trucking company. Furthermore, trucking companies are obligated to make sure they set high standards for their drivers.

Hours of Service Violations

Violations of Hours of Service (HOS) regulations can be a factor in truck collisions. Victims injured in such accidents may pursue truck accident claims to seek compensation for their injuries and losses. The regulations are clearly outlined for the driver’s safety, and the safety of others on the road. It is unacceptable for regulations not to be strictly followed.

Poor Driver Fitness

If a truck accident is attributed to poor driver fitness, victims may file truck accident lawsuits to recover damages. These lawsuits can target both the truck driver and the trucking company responsible for ensuring the fitness of their drivers.

Inadequate Training

Inadequate training of truck drivers leads to many accidents. Any company who employs truck drivers should have a set of standards met before putting the driver behind the wheel. Any accident resulting from the negligence of a poorly trained driver should result in a personal injury claim against the trucking company. Victims may seek compensation for their injuries and other damages caused by the lack of proper driver training.

Overloaded or Improperly Loaded Cargo

Truck accidents caused by overloaded or improperly loaded cargo should never happen. Trucking is a business, and unfortunately, businesses may cut corners on the rules. This puts other drivers at risk. Victims may sue both the trucking company and the insurance company for damages resulting from the truck collision.

Negligent Hiring and Supervision

Negligent hiring or supervision practices by truck companies can lead to accidents and subsequent truck accident claims. Only qualified truck drivers should be on the road – period!

Failure to Comply with Regulations

Failure to comply with industry regulations, some already mentioned, can result in accidents. Victims injured in such accidents may file accident claims against the trucking company for not adhering to safety regulations.

Lack of Adequate Insurance Coverage

In the event of a truck accident, the lack of adequate insurance coverage by the trucking company can complicate matters for victims seeking compensation. Another unacceptable practice by trucking companies for which they need to be held accountable. You need to call me!

Unsafe Equipment and Defective Parts

Accidents caused by unsafe equipment or defective parts in commercial trucks can be cause for accident lawsuits. Too often, companies will focus on moving goods before ensuring the safety of their vehicles, drivers and general public.

Environmental Hazards and Hazardous Materials

Truck accidents involving hazardous materials can result in environmental hazards. Victims may file legal claims to address environmental concerns and to seek compensation for their injuries and losses. When moving hazardous materials, the utmost caution must to be taken.

It is so important for companies to make sure their drivers and trucks are safe on the road. I want to make sure that all drivers feel safe. This is why, if you’ve been involved in an accident with a CMV, you need to call me. I will hold drivers and their employers accountable! One of the most important parts of my job, and why I decided to become a personal injury lawyer, is to make Cleveland a safer place. Call me, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

My Goals as a Truck Accident Lawyer

My goals in representing victims of commercial motor vehicle accidents are two-fold:

First and foremost, I want to help you obtain fair and just compensation for your injuries. Secondly, if the accident was caused by a dangerous truck driving practice, I want to change policy, so that the tragedy that happened to you or your family member won’t happen to anyone else.

With my vast experience and resources, I am able to take on large trucking companies who will try to outspend and outlast people bringing claims against them. If I am your truck accident lawyer, I can match them dollar for dollar, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Financial Awards

Medical Expenses

Compensation for all past and future medical bills related to your truck accident injury. This award helps victims recover from their injuries, by ensuring they have the financial means to cover necessary medical treatments, surgeries, therapy, medication, and rehabilitation.

Pain and Suffering

This monetary award covers the physical and emotional distress endured as a result of the trucking accident. It helps the injured recover by acknowledging the non-economic suffering they’ve endured due to injuries and the impact on their quality of life.

Lost Wages

Compensation for income lost due to missed work for recovery should be covered by the truck insurance company or trucking company. This will provide financial stability while claimants are unable to work and manage household expenses.

Loss of Earning Capacity

If your ability to earn a living in the future is diminished due to an accident with a large commercial truck, this award covers the difference in potential income. It helps victims recover by ensuring they have financial security despite a reduced earning capacity.

Property Damage

This monetary award is to reimburse for repairs or replacement vehicles and personal property damaged in truck crashes . Property damage is usually awarded in car accident claims

Loss of Consortium

Compensation for the impact the injuries have on relationships with a spouse or family may be included as part of your truck accident settlement. This award addresses the strain on your personal relationships and the loss of companionship.

Emotional Distress

Damages for emotional distress are awarded for psychological trauma, anxiety, and other emotional suffering resulting from the truck accident. Damage for emotional distress is very important. It is meant to aid recovery by acknowledging and addressing the mental and emotional toll of the incident.

Punitive Damages

In a truck accident settlement, punitive damages are awarded in cases of extreme negligence or intentional misconduct by the defendant. Punitive damages aim to punish the responsible party and deter similar behavior in the future.

Funeral and Burial Expenses

If the trucking accident results in a wrongful death, the expenses are covered to help the surviving family members cope with the financial burden of arranging a funeral and burial.

Rehabilitation Costs

Compensation for specialized therapies and rehabilitation programs required for recovery from your truck accident injury. This award helps recovery by ensuring injured victims have access to the necessary services to regain physical and cognitive abilities.

Home Modifications and Assistive Devices

Reimbursement for modifications to the victim’s home, or for the cost of assistive devices such as wheelchairs or mobility aids.

Future Medical Expenses

Coverage for anticipated medical treatments, and long-term care for ongoing injuries or disabilities resulting from the trucking accident. I work with a team of experts who help to determine the potential cost of your future medical care.

Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Compensation for the loss of the ability to participate in activities and hobbies that brought you joy and fulfillment before the trucking accident. You deserve to maintain your quality of life!

Obviously, getting into an accident is a traumatic event, and your life may need to be repaired as a result. I want to help make you whole again. With more than 40 years of experience as a personal injury lawyer, I’ll Make Them Pay!®

What to Expect from Me as Your Cleveland Truck Accident Lawyer

If I take your case, I am happy to meet with you at a time and place that is most convenient for you. I will give you my direct dial cell phone number, so you will have complete access to me. I do this because I understand that, often, my clients’ needs do not fit neatly into a 9-5, Monday through Friday work schedule.

My fee is on a contingency basis which means it is a percentage of your total monetary recovery. You will not pay one cent unless your case is successful. I also pay any and all costs associated with your lawsuit.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident in Cleveland, you need to call me immediately at 800-556-4769.

As your Cleveland truck accident lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®


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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
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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
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Stephen Burks
20:12 21 Jan 22
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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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02:43 27 Nov 21
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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:
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4230 Chillicothe Rd. Ste 200
Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Disclaimer: All lawsuits are different and the Law Offices of Tim Misny make no representation or promise that it can obtain the same results in other legal matters. Nothing in this webpage constitutes a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of any future legal matter.