As an Akron-Canton injury attorney, I have two primary goals when representing injured victims, who at no fault of their own, were catastrophically injured:
I want to help every injured victim obtain the financial compensation they so desperately need and deserve, to repair the physical, emotional, and financial damages resulting from their injury; and
I want to effect change in corporate and hospital policies to stop the negligence that all-too-often results in a catastrophic injury.
When someone in Akron, Canton, or other neighboring Ohio communities is involved in a serious car accident, he/she and their entire family want answers to their questions. As your personal injury lawyer, I will do everything I can to be your advocate, and I will take on the insurance companies for you. I have met injured accident victims and their family members at Mercy Medical Center, and even at the scene of accidents on I-77. Wherever you need me, I am there for you.
My office is conveniently located at The T.K. Harris Building in Stark County, right off of Fulton Drive.
I give all of my clients my personal cell phone number because I want them to know I am only a phone call away. When I take your case, your problems become my problems, and I will not rest until I help you and your family members get your lives back.
I have more than 40 years of personal injury law experience, and I have listed below the types of personal injury cases I represent.
Slip and Fall Injury
A slip and fall injury occurs when a person loses their balance and falls on a slippery or uneven surface. This may happen due to a lack of maintenance, leading to personal injury cases, where an employee may slip on a wet floor that wasn’t properly marked with caution signs.
This type of injury involves strains, sprains, or herniated discs typically caused by improper lifting techniques or lifting heavy objects. Injury victims may not have received proper training on lifting techniques or may not have been provided with the necessary equipment, such as lifting belts, resulting in personal injury cases.
These injuries result from accidents involving machinery or equipment, such as getting caught in machinery or being struck by moving parts. Such incidents can occur due to a lack of safety guards or the use of defective products.
Burn injuries can occur due to exposure to hot surfaces, chemicals, or open flames. Employees may be exposed to hazardous chemicals without proper safety gear or training, resulting in personal injury cases.
Fall from Heights
Falls from heights involve injuries sustained when an individual falls from elevated surfaces like ladders, scaffolding, or rooftops. Such accidents may occur due to a lack of proper safety equipment or inadequate training on working at heights.
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
These injuries develop over time at the job due to repetitive motions, or overuse of certain body parts, leading to conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tendonitis. Employees may not have enough work breaks or ergonomic tools to prevent the repetitive strain injury.
Electrical Shock Injury
Shock injuries result from contact with live electrical wires or faulty electrical equipment. Using defective products or inadequate maintenance of electrical systems can lead to electrical shock injuries, and may have be caused by poor maintenance at the facility.
Chemical Exposure Injury
Chemical exposure injuries occur when employees come into contact with hazardous chemicals, leading to skin, respiratory, or internal organ damage. Often times, these injuries happen due to a lack of proper handling procedures or inadequate safety measures.
Fall Object Injury
Many injuries occur when objects or materials fall from shelves or storage areas and strike employees. Poorly stacked items, or improper storage practices can lead to fall object injuries, resulting in personal injury cases.
Vehicle-related injuries involve accidents with company vehicles or while operating equipment such as forklifts or cranes. Inadequate training, lack of maintenance, or the use of defective products in vehicles can contribute to such accidents.
Medical Malpractice Injuries
Surgical errors encompass a range of mistakes during surgical procedures, including wrong-site surgery, organ damage, or leaving surgical instruments inside a patient. These errors can occur due to a lack of communication among the surgical team, inadequate pre-operative planning, or the surgeon’s lack of experience.
Medication errors involve prescribing, administering, or dispensing the wrong medication, dosage, or route of administration, leading to serious health complications. Such mistakes may result from a healthcare provider’s negligence, miscommunication, or inadequate record-keeping.
Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis
Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can have severe consequences, as it may lead to the progression of a medical condition. These errors may occur due to a healthcare provider’s failure to conduct thorough examinations, order necessary tests, or consider a patient’s medical history, resulting in worsened health conditions.
Birth injuries encompass a range of injuries that occur during childbirth, affecting the baby or mother. These injuries can result from medical malpractice, such as improper delivery techniques, inadequate monitoring, or failure to promptly respond to complications. Families may face substantial medical bills and long-term care needs.
Anesthesia errors include administering too much or too little anesthesia, failure to monitor the patient during surgery, or allergic reactions to anesthesia drugs. These errors may occur due to inadequate training, improper dosage calculations, or failure to assess a patient’s medical history.
Infections acquired in healthcare settings, such as hospitals or clinics, can result from improper sterilization procedures, contaminated medical equipment, or inadequate infection control measures. Patients who suffer infections due to medical negligence may face extensive medical bills and complications.
Wrongful death can occur when medical negligence leads to a patient’s death. This devastating outcome can be the result of various medical errors, including misdiagnosis, surgical mistakes, or medication errors. Families left with the emotional and financial burden of a wrongful death may turn to a personal injury attorney with years of experience, to seek justice and compensation via wrongful death claims.
Medical malpractice can be frustrating, tragic, and sometimes life-changing. It is important, if you have been a victim, to get the financial compensation that will allow you to recover, and get back to full health. It is also imperative, that the medical professional be held accountable for their actions. In the Akron/Canton area, this is how we, as a community, help to ensure our health and safety at the hospital. Call me today, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Whiplash is an injury to the neck caused by the sudden back-and-forth motion of the head during a collision, often resulting from rear-end accidents that occur in Akron-Canton, Ohio. The impact forces the neck to hyperextend and then hyperflex, straining the neck muscles and ligaments, leading to pain and limited mobility. Personal injury lawyers, like myself, will handle insurance claims and legal action on behalf of the injured victim.
Fractures and Broken Bones
Car accidents can lead to various bone fractures and broken bones in the arms, legs, ribs, or spine. Severity is dependent on the degree of impact. These injuries typically occur in high-speed collisions or side-impact crashes, and they may require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
Head Injuries, Including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Head injuries, including TBIs, can result from car accidents, especially when the head strikes the steering wheel, dashboard, or side window. TBIs can have long-lasting effects on cognitive and physical abilities.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Severe car accidents, such as high-speed collisions or truck accidents, can lead to spinal cord injuries, which can result in paralysis or impaired mobility. These injuries may require extensive medical treatment and social security assistance to cover the costs of care and rehabilitation. Victims may also need estate planning to secure their financial future.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries, such as sprains and strains, are common in car accidents, particularly in rear-end collisions and motorcycle accidents. These injuries may cause pain, swelling, and restricted movement, often requiring medical treatment and rehabilitation.
Car accidents can also lead to internal injuries, such as organ damage or internal bleeding, often resulting from the impact of the collision. These injuries may not be immediately apparent, but require prompt medical attention. Victims of such car and truck accidents may need social security assistance and legal representation to address their medical bills and to ensure proper compensation.
If you’ve been a victim of a car accident in Akron or Canton, Oh, you need to call me for a free consultation. I will help you to understand your rights and options for pursuing compensation, addressing medical bills, and planning for your financial future; including estate planning and social security benefits. I will take care of all necessary documentation, and will go to battle for you with the insurance company to obtain the help you need. I am here for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Types of Damages
In personal injury cases, individuals can pursue compensation for their medical expenses, including hospital bills, surgeries, prescription medications, rehabilitation, and any other healthcare-related costs incurred due to the injury. This financial recovery aims to cover the expenses necessary for the injured party’s recovery, allowing them to obtain maximum compensation for their medical care.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering damages are awarded to compensate the injured person for the physical and emotional distress caused by the accident and subsequent injuries. This type of compensation recognizes the mental and emotional anguish, trauma, and pain experienced by the victim, serving to provide financial relief for their suffering.
Lost Wages and Future Earnings
Individuals can seek compensation for lost wages if their injuries prevent them from working during their recovery period. In addition to recovering past wages, personal injury cases can also address future earning capacity losses for injuries resulting in long-term or permanent disability. This ensures you obtain maximum compensation for the diminished ability to work.
In cases where personal property, such as a vehicle, is damaged in an accident, the injured party can pursue compensation for the cost of repairing or replacing the damaged property. This damage recovery ensures that individuals are reimbursed for the financial losses associated with their damaged belongings.
Loss of Consortium
Loss of consortium damages may be awarded to the spouse or family members of the injured party, compensating them for the loss of companionship, and emotional support. It serves to acknowledge the strain that the accident places on personal relationships.
Wrongful Death Damages
In cases of wrongful death due to negligence, surviving family members can pursue compensation for funeral and burial expenses, medical bills related to the final injury, and the loss of financial support and companionship. These damages aim to provide financial support and closure to the grieving family, while ensuring they obtain maximum compensation for their losses.
Recovery for damages are meant to help you repair your life. When you have been made the victim, and your life has changed because of somebody else’s negligent actions, you need to work with an Akron, Oh. lawyer who has experience, and who cares for your well-being. With more than 40 years of experience, I know the best approach to personal injury claims is to always be available for my clients. I am here for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Your injury claim will not cost you a single dime! I work on a contingency basis, which means I will not take a fee unless you win your case.
No other Akron personal injury lawyers has greater financial means to fight for you against the insurance companies, than I do.
I will provide all of the funding necessary to fight the insurance companies, who will do everything they can to prevent you from getting the compensation you deserve.
If you or a family member suffered a catastrophic injury as a result of a bad accident in the Akron/Canton area, call me right away As your personal injury lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
The Law Offices of Timothy P. Misny handles cases in cities all over Ohio, including Akron, Canton, Medina, Massillon, Alliance, and Cleveland.