Personal Injury Lawyer Fighting for Victims in Ashtabula, Ohio

“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

Personal Injury Lawyer Fighting for Victims in Ashtabula, Ohio

Ashtabula Personal Injury Lawyer

Experienced personal injury lawyers know that giving your client the attention he or she deserves is one of the most important factors for a successful legal claim.

I learned a long time ago that strong communication with my clients is the key to success. Working as a personal injury lawyer for the wonderful people of Ashtabula, Oh. has given me the opportunity to help people in need.

What my personal injury clients need, more than anything else, is to be made whole again; and the only way to truly know what that means is to form personal relationships with them. With an office conveniently located just minutes from Route 20 off of Lake Avenue, I will be there for you when you need me. Also, if I take your case, I’ll give you my cell phone number, because I understand your needs questions don’t fit neatly into a 9-5 workday. You can call me any time of day or night!

With more than 40 years of injury law experience, I have helped thousands of injured victims get their lives back and receive financial compensation for their injuries Listed below are just some situations in which an at-fault party, can be made to pay damages and held accountable. I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Car Accidents

There are many reasons a driver can be found at-fault in a car accident. Listed below are examples of negligence that can result in personal injury lawsuits in the Ashtabula, Ohio area.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving, a primary causes of car accidents, can occur anywhere and at any time. This dangerous behavior diverts attention from the road due and is often due to texting, phone use, eating, or looking for something while driving. Distracted driving frequently results in accidents and injuries. Whiplash, broken bones, head trauma or other life-threatening injuries are commonly seen in emergency room settings. Victims often face substantial medical bills and most personal injury attorneys would recommend legal action. You are entitled to compensation for injuries, lost wages, medical bills and more.

Speeding and Reckless Driving

Both speeding and reckless driving are common behaviors that significantly contribute to car accidents. These behaviors often involve excessive speed, aggressive maneuvers, and tailgating. As a result, accidents occur, leaving innocent victims with severe injuries and trauma. Common personal injuries include head trauma, spinal cord injuries, and internal organ damage.

Impaired Driving (DUI)

Impaired driving, particularly driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs, is a pervasive problem leading to car accidents both locally and nationally. This can result in injuries ranging from minor cuts and bruises to catastrophic injuries like paralysis and death. If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of a drunk driver, you need to call me right away and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Running Red Lights and Stop Signs

Carelessly running red lights or stop signs is another common cause of car accidents. These collisions often result in broken bones, concussions, soft tissue injuries, and more. Speed and impact location factor heavily on the seriousness of the injuries. In addition to pain and suffering, victims have to grapple with medical bills and lost wages.

I have been serving the residents of Ashtabula, Ohio as a personal injury attorney for more than 40 years. My law firm has helped many, many accident victims win their car accident cases, and I can help you too! If your were injured by a negligent driver, call me today for your free consultation.

Motorcycle Accidents

Speeding on a Motorcycle

Excessive speed is a significant factor in motorcycle accidents. When riders exceed safe speed limits, they have less time to react to unexpected obstacles or changes in traffic conditions. This can result in high-impact collisions, often leading to catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and bone fractures. Additionally, the force of impact typically throw riders from their motorcycles, increasing the risk of a critical injury.

Impaired Motorcycle Riding (DUI)

Riding under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a common cause of motorcycle accidents. Impaired riders have reduced coordination, impaired judgment, and slower reaction times, making them more prone to accidents. Injuries resulting from DUI-related motorcycle accidents can range from broken bones and internal injuries to head injuries and fatalities.

Distracted Motorcycle Riding

Distracted riding occurs when motorcyclists engage in activities like texting, phone calls, or adjusting navigation systems while riding. These behaviors takes attention away from the road and their surroundings, increasing the risk of collisions with other vehicles or objects.

Lane Splitting and Unsafe Maneuvers

A practice called lane splitting is where motorcyclists ride between lanes of slow-moving or stopped traffic, and is a risky maneuver that can lead to devastating accidents. These actions often catch other motorists by surprise, resulting in collisions. Injuries from such accidents can include broken bones, spinal injuries, and road rash, particularly when riders are ejected from their motorcycles.

Dog Bites

Dogs are wonderful companions, however, dogs can sometimes be hostile, especially to people who are unfamiliar to them. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, it likely wasn’t your fault. Dog owners have the responsibility to ensure their pets do not act aggressively. If they do not, they will be held accountable for the injuries their dog caused.

Lack of Socialization

Dogs that haven’t been properly socialized with people and other animals may become fearful or anxious in unfamiliar situations. When confronted with new people or situations, they may react defensively by biting. Injuries resulting from such bites can range from minor puncture wounds to deep lacerations, with the potential for infection and scarring. Experienced Oh lawyers will file personal injury claims for clients injured as a result of a dog bite.

Territorial Aggression

Some dogs exhibit territorial aggression, where they perceive a person or another animal as a threat to their home or territory. In these cases, dogs may bite to protect their perceived domain. If a dog does have territorial aggression, its owner should be aware, and keep their pet away from visitors.

Protective Instincts

Dogs are known for their protective instincts towards their owners and families. While this trait is often desirable, it can lead to aggression if a dog perceives a threat to its human family members. Injuries from protective instincts can range from bites to the face, neck, or limbs, and may involve multiple bites in a single incident.

Pain or Illness

Even the most well-behaved dogs may react aggressively if they are in pain or feeling unwell. Injured or sick dogs may lash out when touched, trying to protect themselves from further discomfort. Injuries from bites in these cases can be severe, as the dog may bite with more force than usual due to its distress, potentially causing deep tissue damage and infections. It’s important for owners to recognize signs of pain or illness in their dogs, and seek appropriate veterinary care to prevent such situations.

Dog bites can be incredibly painful, and can lead to further complications such as infections. If you have been bitten by a dog in or near Ashtabula, call me to discuss your claim free of charge.

Medical Malpractice

Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis

Misdiagnosis occurs when a healthcare provider fails to correctly identify a patient’s medical condition, while delayed diagnosis refers to a significant delay in the diagnosis of a treatable condition. These errors can result in severe harm or even death, as patients may not receive timely and appropriate treatment. Depending on the condition involved, injuries can range from disease progression, complications, and unnecessary pain and suffering to the inability to pursue effective treatment options.

Surgical Errors

Surgical errors encompass a wide range of mistakes that occur during surgery, such as performing the wrong procedure, operating on the wrong body part, or leaving surgical instruments inside a patient. Injuries from surgical errors can include infections, organ damage, internal bleeding, and extended recovery times. In severe cases, these errors can lead to permanent disability or even death.

Medication Errors

Errors in medication occur when healthcare providers make mistakes in prescribing, administering, or monitoring medication. These errors can result in patients receiving the wrong medication, incorrect dosages, or experience adverse drug interactions. Medication errors can lead to injuries that range from minor side effects to life-threatening complications.

Failure to Obtain Informed Consent

Healthcare providers are required to obtain informed consent from patients before performing medical procedures. Failure to do so can result in medical malpractice claims. Injuries in such cases may not be directly related to the procedure itself, but can include psychological trauma, as the patient was not able to make an informed decision about their healthcare.

Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries are all too common, as leadership tends to focus more on production and profit than on safety. This neglect will not go unnoticed, since injuries will likely occur. If you were injured at work because safety protocols were not followed, your have a right to seek compensation.

Slips, Trips, and Falls

Slips, trips, and falls are among the most common workplace injuries. They can result from wet or slippery floors, cluttered walkways, uneven surfaces, or inadequate lighting. Injuries from such incidents may range from minor bruises and sprains, to fractures, head injuries, or back injuries.

Falling Objects and Struck-By Accidents

In workplaces where materials are stored at heights, falling objects and struck-by accidents pose significant risk. Workers may be hit by tools, equipment, or materials, leading to injuries such as head trauma, bone fractures, or internal injuries. Protective gear and proper safety measures are essential to mitigate the risks associated with falling objects and struck-by incidents.

Machinery Accidents 

Working with machinery and equipment carries inherent risks. Accidents can occur due to malfunctioning equipment, lack of training, or failure to follow safety protocols. Injuries resulting from machinery accidents can be severe, including amputations, crush injuries, burns, or traumatic injuries to limbs and extremities. It’s crucial for employers to provide proper training and have safety measures in place to reduce the likelihood of such incidents.

As Your Legal Advocate

Legally, determining what it will take to ensure my clients are properly compensated is just part of the process.

  • I want to change the way people do things, so injuries resulting from accidents or negligence do not occur in he first place!

  • I have the funds necessary to go head to head with the insurance companies who try to minimize payouts.

  • As always, I will not take one dime unless you win your case. You will never have to take money out of your own pocket!

If you or a family member was a victim of someone else’s negligence, call me  As your personal injury lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

The Law Offices of Timothy P. Misny represents clients in Northeast Ohio, serving Ashtabula County, Lake, Geauga, Trumbull, Mahoning, Portage, Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Stark and Wayne Counties. Additional offices are also located throughout the state of Ohio.


Krystle Banks
Krystle Banks
14:32 20 Sep 23
Christine Filippelli
Christine Filippelli
01:55 18 May 23
DeAndre Merritt
DeAndre Merritt
06:58 23 Mar 23
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
Damon Mitchell Sr .1st. (The Old-Man !!! Pop's !!!)
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
PJ Camargo/Authentik Movement Training
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

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.