Kirtland-Willoughby, Ohio Law Office of Personal Injury Attorney, Tim Misny

“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

Kirtland-Willoughby, Ohio Law Office of Personal Injury Attorney, Tim Misny

Injury Lawyer Lake County, Ohio

I’ve had the privilege of helping the injured people of Lake County seek justice for more than 4 decades. My office is conveniently located on Chillicothe Rd. in Willoughby, Ohio – minutes from I-90.

When you or a loved one is injured in an accident, or by a medical mistake, your family is forever negatively impacted. You need an experienced attorney who is willing to be there for you, has the resources to help you, and the finances to fight against the biggest companies.

Injuries From Motor Vehicle Accidents

When a car accident occurs, the person at fault can be sued for the injuries they’ve caused due to their negligence. Negligence is the failure to exercise reasonable care that a reasonably prudent person would under similar circumstances. When a driver’s actions or inactions lead to an accident that causes personal injuries to another party, they can be held legally liable for the resulting damages. Call me today to discuss your injury claim… free consultation!

When someone is injured in a car accident, they may suffer various injuries, each with their own set of implications. Provided below are some common types of injuries that may occur:

Whiplash Injury

Whiplash is a soft tissue injury that occurs when the neck suddenly jerks forward and then backward, often due to the impact of a collision. It can result in neck pain, headaches, stiffness and sometimes even cognitive issues.

Broken Bones

Car accidents often lead to fractures or broken bones in the arms, legs, ribs, and other areas of the body. These injuries can cause pain, limited mobility, and may require surgical intervention to heal properly.

Head Injuries

Head injuries can range from mild concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Concussions can cause temporary confusion, dizziness, and headaches, while more severe TBIs can lead to cognitive impairment, memory problems, and lasting neurological issues.

Spinal Cord Injuries

A car accident can result in damage to the spinal cord, leading to paralysis or loss of sensation in various parts of the body. The severity of the spinal cord injury depends on the location and extent of the damage.

Internal Injuries

The force of impact in a car accident can cause internal injuries to organs such as the spleen, liver, and kidneys. These injuries may not always be immediately apparent, and can lead to internal bleeding or other complications.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissues include muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Injuries to these tissues can lead to sprains, strains, and tears, causing pain, swelling, and limited movement.

Emotional Distress

Car accidents can also result in emotional trauma, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event such as a car crash can have long-lasting psychological effects.


If a car catches fire during or after a collision, occupants can sustain burn injuries. Burns can range from minor to severe, requiring medical attention and sometimes surgery and extensive rehabilitation.

Cuts and Lacerations

Broken glass, debris, or sharp objects within the vehicle can cause cuts and lacerations, which may require stitches and can leave scars.

Bruises and Contusions

The impact of a collision can lead to bruises and contusions on various parts of the body. While generally less severe, they can still cause discomfort and pain.

Driving a car is a necessary evil, and generally speaking, roads are safe. Unless, of course, someone is driving recklessly. If your were hurt in an accident, we can file a lawsuit against the reckless driver. I have been helping clients for more than 40 years, and I’ll Make Them Pay!® Your never have to worry about legal fees because I work on a contingency basis. This means I only get paid if I win your personal injury case.

Medical Malpractice Injuries

A doctor can be sued for medical malpractice if they are found to have provided substandard care to a patient which directly resulted in injuries or harm to the patient. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional deviates from the accepted standard of care that a reasonably competent healthcare provider would follow in similar circumstances. To successfully prove a medical malpractice case, personal injury lawyers like myself, must establish that the doctor’s actions or omissions directly led to the client’s injuries. I work with a team of professionals to prove the care provided fell below the standard expected within the medical community. I have the resources necessary to get you help with your personal injury needs. Call me today, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

I have been taking on personal injury cases for more than 40 years in Kirtland, Oh and neighboring Lake County suburbs. Provided below injuries you may experience due to medical malpractice, along with a brief description of each:

Surgical Errors: Surgical mistakes can include wrong-site surgery, operating on the wrong patient, damaging organs or nerves during surgery, or leaving surgical instruments inside the body. These errors can lead to infections, prolonged recovery, and sometimes permanent damage.

Medication Errors: Medication mistakes involve incorrect dosage, wrongly prescribing medications, or improper administration of drugs. These errors can result in adverse reactions, overdoses, or other health complications.

Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis: When a doctor fails to accurately diagnose a condition or delays diagnosis, patients may miss timely treatment opportunities. This may lead to progression of the illness, increased suffering, and worsening of health outcomes.

Birth Injuries: Negligence during childbirth can cause birth injuries to the baby or the mother. Some injuries include oxygen deprivation, nerve damage, and fractures. Birth injuries can be devastating, leading to need to lifelong care.

Anesthesia Errors: Mistakes related to anesthesia administration can lead to complications during surgery, such as allergic reactions, breathing difficulties, or even death.

Infections and Hospital-Acquired Conditions: Hospitals are supposed to maintain a safe and sterile environment. Failure to do so can result in infections, which can be particularly serious for patients with weakened immune systems.

Failure to Obtain Informed Consent: Doctors are obligated to inform patients of potential risks and benefits of treatments or procedures. If you were not adequately informed and suffered harm as a result, it could lead to a malpractice claim.

Negligent Prenatal Care: Inadequate care during pregnancy can result in harm to the mother or unborn child. Failure to detect and address conditions like preeclampsia or gestational diabetes can have serious consequences.

Wrongful Death: If a patient dies due to medical negligence, their family may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This typically involves proving that the healthcare provider’s actions directly led to the patient’s death.

Inadequate Follow-Up Care: After medical procedures or treatment, patients often require follow-up care. Failure to provide proper post-operative care or follow-up appointments can lead to complications and prolonged recovery.

Radiology and Laboratory Errors: Misinterpretation of test results, including X-rays, MRIs, and lab tests, can lead to incorrect diagnoses and delayed treatment.

Medical professionals are required to treat each patient with an adequate duty of care. It is my duty to hold them responsible when they neglect this standard, and to keep the medical community aware that there are consequences to pay. If you have a medical malpractice claim, call me today. As your Oh personal injury attorney, I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Dealing With Insurance Companies

As a member of this wonderful community, I take your personal injury matter to heart. Dealing with an insurance company in a personal injury lawsuit can be a challenging and complex process. Insurance companies are motivated to settle for as little money as possible in order to minimize their financial liability. This motivation often stems from their primary goal of maximizing profits. With more than 40 years of experience dealing with insurance companies, I have gathered the knowledge, expertise and resources to successfully obtain fair compensation and justice for you.

  1. Motivation to Settle for Less: Insurance companies are profit-driven entities. When a personal injury claim is filed, they may employ various tactics to try to reduce the amount they have to pay out. This can include downplaying the severity of injuries, challenging the cause of the accident, or offering quick, low-ball settlements before the full extent of injuries is known.

  2. Complex Negotiations: Negotiating with insurance companies can be intricate and overwhelming for individuals who lack legal expertise. Insurance adjusters are skilled at negotiating and may use legal jargon, pressure tactics, or attempt to shift blame to minimize the claim’s value.

  3. Legal and Procedural Knowledge: Personal injury lawsuits involve a deep understanding of the legal system, regulations, and case law. Navigating the legal process, filing paperwork, meeting deadlines, and adhering to court procedures can be overwhelming for someone without my experience.

  4. Determining Fair Compensation: Assessing the full extent of damages in a personal injury case requires careful consideration of medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, future medical needs, and more. Insurance companies often undervalue these components, resulting in inadequate settlement offers. I work with a team of professionals who can determine the value of your injuries.

  5. Gathering Evidence: Building a strong case requires collecting evidence, such as medical records, accident reports, witness testimonies, and expert opinions. I know how to gather and present this evidence effectively to support your claim.

Throughout my career, I have proven I can successfully battle the insurance companies on your behalf. I have the:

  1. Legal Expertise: As a seasoned personal injury attorney in Lake County, I understand the complexities of personal injury law and have a thorough knowledge of applicable statutes and case law. This expertise enables me to assess the strength of your case.

  2. Negotiation Skills: I have honed my negotiation skills over years of practice. I am familiar with the tactics insurance companies use and can counter with effective arguments to maximize your compensation.

  3. Objective Assessment: I can provide an unbiased assessment of the worth of your claim. I consider all aspects, including potential future medical costs, lost earning capacity, and non-economic damages, to ensure you’re pursuing a fair settlement.

  4. Legal Strategy: I will develop comprehensive legal strategies tailored to your case. I how to build a compelling case, anticipate potential challenges, and advocate for your best interests.

  5. Litigation Representation: If a settlement cannot be reached, I am prepared to take your case to court. My law firm and special counsel will present your case before a judge and jury, leveraging my advocacy skills to secure the compensation you deserve.

Calling me is a wise decision for several reasons:

  1. Skill and Reputation: I have a track record of successful outcomes and a reputation for excellence in the field. My skills and reputation can impact the negotiation process.

  2. Resources: I have access to resources such as expert witnesses and investigative teams, which can strengthen your case.

  3. Experience with Complex Cases: My experience handling complex cases involving severe injuries, multiple parties, or disputed liability is paramount. I can effectively navigate these intricate situations.

  4. Maximizing Compensation: When going up against insurance companies, you need a lawyer with the expertise to fight for the highest possible compensation, ensuring your financial recovery aligns with the extent of your injuries and losses.

  5. Peace of Mind: Your job is to focus on your recovery, my job is to find out exactly how your injuries occurred and settle you case to more than adequately compensate you for your injuries.

I’ve Been an Ohio Personal Injury Attorney for More Than 40 years. I Will Go Head to Head with the Insurance Companies. The Bigger They Are, the Harder They Fall, and You Will Reap the Benefits When I Obtain a Fair Settlement for You.

The relationships I have with my clients are personal to me, and I won’t walk away until I feel as though I’ve obtained the best resolution for you as I possibly can.

If I Take Your Case, You Will Have Direct Access to Me.

Not all personal injury attorneys are as connected to their clients as I am. I believe that communication is the key to success in personal injury cases. That is why I will be available to you whenever you may need me.

If you or a family member were harmed by the mistake of another in Kirtland, Willoughby or anywhere in Northeast Ohio, 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 the following counties: Lake, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lorain, Medina, Summit, and Portage.


Krystle Banks
Krystle Banks
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Christine Filippelli
Christine Filippelli
01:55 18 May 23
DeAndre Merritt
DeAndre Merritt
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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
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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.