Personal Injury Claims 101

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- 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

Personal Injury Claims 101

A personal injury can take on many forms, but no matter what form it takes, a victim’s life may be forever changed. Sustaining a personal injury, whether it was due to negligence or malice, can make it hard for you to live you life without an acute awareness of how your injury has made your day-to-day living a challenge. You may have been injured at work by a mechanical failure, or suffered harm from medical malpractice while receiving treatment for an unrelated condition. Maybe you were driving down I-71 and were rammed by a drunk driver, or you were bitten by your neighbor’s dog. Regardless of what happened, you may have a personal injury case against the responsible party who victimized you.

Personal injuries are never simple. While that in itself can be devastating, a personal injury is a malignant gift that keeps on giving. It can take a toll on your mental health, leading to depression or PTSD. After sustaining a personal injury, you may find yourself in an endless stream of doctor’s appointments, rehabilitation, and physical therapy. An injury can also prevent you from working, which puts a strain on your bank account as medical bills pile up. Interpersonal relationships may also suffer.

I’ll be the first to admit that it pains me to see an innocent person suffering from a personal injury. I hate when people are hurting, and I despise seeing a negligent party walking away without being held accountable. That’s why I have dedicated more than 40 years of my life representing victims just like

I have represented thousands of clients, in a wide array of personal injury cases. Listed below are some of the injuries that occur resulting in personal injury claims:

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor fails to provide quality of care that results in injury. Mistakes include:


A patient presents with symptoms of a serious medical condition, but the healthcare provider fails to correctly diagnose the condition. As a result, the patient does not receive the appropriate treatment in a timely manner, and suffer worsening health or even death.

Surgical Error

During a surgical procedure, a surgeon makes a preventable mistake. This could be operating on the wrong body part, leaving surgical instruments inside the patient, or performing a procedure without proper consent. These errors can result in severe complications, additional surgeries, and long-term harm to the patient.

Medication Errors

Healthcare professionals administer the wrong medication, incorrect dosage, fail to consider a patient’s allergies or potential drug interactions. Medication errors can lead to adverse reactions, worsening medical conditions, and even fatalities.

Birth Injuries

Negligence during childbirth can result in birth injuries to the newborn or mother. Examples include mishandling of forceps or vacuum extractors, failing to monitor fetal distress, or delaying necessary medical interventions during labor and delivery.

Failure to Obtain Informed Consent

Healthcare providers must explain to their patients of the risks, benefits, and alternatives of a medical procedure or treatment before obtaining their informed consent. Failure to do so can result in a medical malpractice claim if the patient experiences unexpected complications or harm due to lack of information.

Automobile Accidents

This can include car, truck, and motorcycle accidents. Injuries someone may suffer from an auto accident include:

Whiplash Injury

When a rear-end collision occurs, the at-fault party fails to stop in time, causing their vehicle to collide with the back of the victim’s car. The sudden impact jerks the accident victims’ heads forward and backward, causing soft tissue damage to their neck and spine. The accident victims experienced a rapid acceleration and deceleration of their neck, which strains the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck and upper back.

Broken Bones

A T-bone collision occurs at an intersection when one driver runs a red light or stop sign, and strikes the side of another vehicle. This type of accident often results in significant damage to the vehicle due to the perpendicular impact. The accident victims may suffer broken bones, such as fractured limbs, ribs, and pelvis, along with other catastrophic injuries.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

A high-speed accident, regardless if both vehicles are traveling fast, or just one, can result in horrific injuries. Sadly, personal injury attorneys like me, have to console victims’ families because their husband, wife, child, sibling or parent sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A direct impact of the head against the steering wheel, dashboard, or windshield, often results in a traumatic brain injury.

Spinal Cord Injury

When a driver loses control of his/her vehicle due to inclement weather, or to avoid something in the road, a rollover accident can occur. The driver, and possibly passengers inside the rolling vehicle can sustain a spinal cord injury as a result of the violent movement of the vehicle. If the rollover occurred due to some else’s negligence, you need to call me as soon as possible!

I work on a contingency fee basis, which means, if you don’t get paid, neither will I. Knowing how to deal with insurance companies will be crucial to securing compensation to cover ongoing medical expenses, rehabilitation costs and more.

Wrongful Death

A multi-car pileup may ensue on a foggy morning when visibility is severely limited. Reduced visibility and speed can prevent a driver from stopping on time. As such, vehicle after vehicle may collide into one another. If a multi-car collision was due to someone’s negligence, they must be held accountable for any injuries. Tragically, some victims of a multi-car accident may lose their lives, which means possible wrongful death cases.

Work Related Injuries or Illnesses

These include catastrophic injuries, acute illnesses, and even injuries that appear over time. Examples of work injuries include:

Slip and Fall Injury at Construction Site

A construction worker may try to navigate a site that has uneven terrain and debris. Inadequate signage and/or safety precautions, results in a slip and fall injury. The slip and fall injury, may result in fractures, sprains, or head injuries, depending on the circumstances of the fall. These injuries may also require extensive medical treatment and therapy.

Repetitive Strain Injury in an Office Setting

Employees may be required to perform repetitive tasks such as typing on a computer for extended periods of time without ergonomic support. As a result, they can develop a repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Due to the continuous strain on the wrists and hands, medical treatment may involve physical therapy, braces, or surgery. Repetitive work injuries often result in injury claims,

Call me today to discuss your personal injury lawsuit, and remember, the initial consultation is free.

Chemical Exposure in a Factory

A factory worker can be exposed to hazardous chemicals due to inadequate safety protocols and protective equipment. If exposed to hazardous chemicals, the worker can suffer chemical burns, respiratory issues, or other adverse health conditions. Medical treatment may involve specialized care, oxygen therapy and more.

Machinery Accident in a Manufacturing Plant

A manufacturing plant employee can suffer a severe injury if a malfunction occurs while driving or using a heavy piece of machinery. Machinery malfunctions happen frequently and results in many injury victims. Workers can sustain crushed limbs, amputations, severe fractures and even death. Extensive medical treatment, including surgeries and rehabilitation, may be necessary.

Sometimes, an insurance company refuses to compensate for this type of injury claim. This is precisely why it’s very important to hire a personal injury lawyer. My team will gather evidence, hire experts, and everything I have to in order to obtain financial compensation for you!

Fall from Heights

A construction worker can fall from an elevated height because they were not outfitted with proper safety harnesses. The injuries suffered can include; broken bones, internal injuries, spinal cord injury, or head trauma. These injuries can require extensive medical treatment, surgery, and help with emotional distress.

With my decades of experience in personal injury law, I will help you recover compensation for your injury. Gathering all medical records, evidence of poor workplace conditions, and the extent of the injuries is essential when pursuing a personal injury claim.

Birth injuries

A birth injury can harm either the mother or the baby, or both, and result in cerebral palsy, uterine rupture, or death for the victims.

Brachial Plexus Injury

During childbirth, excessive pulling or improper handling by a healthcare provider may lead to a brachial plexus injury. A brachial plexus injury involves damage to the network of nerves controlling the arm and hand. This can result in weakness, loss of sensation, or even paralysis in the affected arm.

Cerebral Palsy

Oxygen deprivation to the baby’s brain during delivery, often due to a delayed C-section or a traumatic birth, can lead to cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a group of neurological disorders that affect coordination and body movement. This may result in motor skill impairment, developmental delays, and in severe cases, lifelong disabilities.

Facial Nerve Injury

The use of forceps, vacuum extraction during delivery, or pressure applied to the baby’s face during a difficult birth, can cause facial nerve injuries. Facial nerve injuries can lead to facial paralysis or weakness in the baby’s facial muscles This can affect their ability to close their eyes, smile, or make other facial expressions.

Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)

HIE occurs when the baby’s brain is deprived of oxygen and blood flow during childbirth due to factors such as a ruptured umbilical cord, placental problems, or prolonged labor. HIE can result in severe brain damage and may lead to developmental delays, cognitive impairment, and seizures, thus affecting the child’s overall quality of life.

Erb’s Palsy

Erb’s palsy is often caused by excessive pulling on the baby’s head and neck during delivery, particularly when the shoulders become stuck behind the mother’s pelvic bone (shoulder dystocia). Erb’s palsy is a brachial plexus injury specific to the upper arm, causing weakness or paralysis in the arm.

Birth injury cases can lead to significant emotional distress, medical expenses, lost income due to caring for an injured child, and lifelong challenges. Expert witnesses, such as medical professionals, may be called upon to provide testimony regarding the cause and extent of the birth injury in these cases. I work with a team of experts who will calculate how much compensation you are entitled to receive. As your personal injury attorney, I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Call Me

If you have suffered a personal injury, I strongly advise you do not try to handle this on your own.

I have served the greater Cleveland, Ohio, area as one of the top personal injury lawyers in the state. I have the skill and the experience to aggressively represent you. When I take on your case, I will not only work tirelessly to help you get the financial restitution you deserve, I will also work to change any policies and protocols that led to your injury.

As your lawyer, I know your time is valuable, especially if you’re going to and from doctor’s appointments and trying to put the pieces of your life back together after your injury. That’s why I’ll make sure you never have to feel like you’re jumping through hoops to find me. I’ll come to you. I’ll also give you my personal cell phone number. If you need to reach me, please do not hesitate to do so.

I work on a contingency basis. so you will not pay a single cent out of pocket to hire me as your lawyer. I’m also not afraid to take on major hospitals or corporations; I take on Big Cases with Big Results. If you have endured pain and suffering due to a personal injury in the state of Ohio, you need to call me to discuss your case. I’ll get you the restitution that you deserve, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

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


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20:12 21 Jan 22
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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
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Jimmie Graham
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Paul McFadden
13:29 20 Jan 21
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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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Mike M
04:44 09 Oct 20
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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
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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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