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Ohio Subrogation Law

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Subrogation Law in Ohio

After months and maybe even years, you have settled your case and been awarded a financial settlement. Now what? The one thing most people don’t know about when they win a large settlement of money is the subrogation law. On June 30th, 2015, John Kasich the Governor signed a budget that included an amendment that changed the state of Ohio’s subrogation law.

R.C. 2323.44 went into action which states,

(B) Notwithstanding any contract or statutory provision to the contrary, the right of a subrogate or any other person or entity that asserts a contractual Statutory, Or common law subrogation claim against a third-party of an injured party and a tort action shall be subject to all of the following, 

(1) if less than the full value of the tort action is recovered for comparative negligence, diminishment due to a party is liability under section 2307.22 to 2307.28 of the revised code, or by reason of the collectability of the full value of the claim for injury, dad, or lost two person resulting from limited liability insurance or any other cars, the subrogee‘s or other persons entities claim shall be diminished in the same proportion as the injured parties interest is diminished.

(2) if a dispute regarding the distribution of the recovery in the tort action arises, either party may file an action under Chapter 2721 of the revised code to resolve the issue of the distribution of the recovery

This amendment establishes that a client is entitled to pay back the full amount of medical bills and treatment their insurance company paid for. This is something the company would not have covered “out of pocket” if not for the accident.  This generally applies to most automobile accidents when an insurance company is trying to settle a claim. This is something that should be made aware of for everyone’s knowledge. So if you happen to win a settlement, be aware of the Ohio Subrogation Law.

If you or a loved one may have a possible case you would like to pursue, call me! I’ll answer any questions you may have, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “ClevelandAkron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at tmisny@misnylaw.com or call at 877.944.4373.

Attorney Client Confidentiality

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Confidentiality – Protecting the Client

The Supreme Court of Ohio has stated: “A fundamental principle in the attorney-client relationship is that the attorney shall maintain the confidentiality of any information learned during the attorney-client relationship.”  This principle is much more than what appears on paper, as it is the cornerstone of a relationship between an attorney and a client.  An attorney client relationship is a relationship built on trust.

The privilege of confidentially gives the client the confidence that the intimate details of their life and claim, will not be shared with anyone else.  I have represented the injured victim in our home town and across out great Nation for over 37 years.  In that time, I have protected my client’s rights and confidences.  From the moment I take on their claim, their problems are my problems.  They have my direct dial cell phone and are able to contact me day or night, because the issues they face do not always occur during the 9 to 5 timeframe.

I instruct my team to treat each client as if they were their favorite relative and I have the strictest of rules in place regarding confidentiality.  I have top notch technology protecting my data, the client files and information.  They place their trust in my hands and I do everything in my power to make sure that it is not misplaced.

If you have been made a victim, call me.  I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 877.944.4373.

The Source of My Passion

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It doesn’t take much time with me before my clients and my potential clients come to the realization that my passion and drive is larger than life. I get asked the question frequently, and recently as I settled a claim for a family in a wrongful death case, I explained that my drive and passion comes from my very own family’s experience in a wrongful death tragedy.

My Mother’s beloved father was an immigrant bricklayer, moving from Croatia to Cleveland to make a better life for his family. During the construction of Tower City Center downtown, a tragic incident lead to his death. A normal day at work was suddenly life changing when a scaffolding collapse sent him falling to his death, and my Grandmother was left to pick up the pieces.

My Grandmother has to bear the loss of her husband and partner in life, but is then also left alone to raise and provide for 3 little babies! She was unable to read or write a word of English, but did what she could to make ends meet.

One day, when I was a young boy, my Grandmother and I went for a visit to Tower City Center. We took the 2 or 3 buses from Euclid to downtown, and we walked into the concourse hand in hand. She showed me the magnificent gold dome, and explained to me that my Grandfather helped to build it. When I asked who lived there, she explained that these offices were lawyers, and that if I worked hard and studied, I would have an office here too. She said there will always be people that need you.

This resonates with me every single day. This is exactly why I do what I do to fight for my clients.

From start to finish, from our very first meeting to the close of mediation, your case becomes my case. It is much more than a ‘job’ or a goal. My family has seen first hand where catastrophic injuries and wrongful death can send ripples and have an impact for generations! The importance of gaining fair compensation becomes the only priority in my mind.

View my most recent ‘I’ll Make Them Pay!® Moment’ on this very story here!

As your Ohio wrongful death lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
 
Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities.” You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.

 

 

 

I’ll Make Them Pay!® The Tim Misny Way

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What ‘I’ll Make Them Pay!®’ Means to Me…

If you’ve seen me on TV, around the city or on the web, you know my four favorite words  are ‘I’ll Make Them Pay!®’ (Besides of course, ‘I love my wife’!)

I’ll Make Them Pay!® has gained quite the notoriety over the years. It turns out, having a recognizable catch phrase that clients relate to is a pretty powerful thing!  I would say ‘I’ll Make Them Pay!®’ gains more and more momentum as time goes on.

For me, I’ll Make Them Pay!® is Much More than a Catch Phrase

I’ll Make Them Pay!® is not a promise or a guarantee – In order to win a case I must prove damages and the legwork to ensure every pertinent detail has its’ place in my findings and argument. For me, I’ll Make Them Pay!® is an expression of how dedicated I am and how hard I work to bring justice for my clients; and hold those accountable for their wrongdoings.

For me, my clients’ problems become my own. I have the resources and expertise to gain justice for those that deserve it most, and I couldn’t do that in part without the help of my clients. Providing my direct cell phone number and establishing open communication has proven time and again to be a successful combination.  As your personal injury attorney, I’ll Make Them Pay!® by finding the facts and getting justice!

Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities.” You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.