Personal Injury Lawyer North Ridgeville, Ohio
I’ve proudly helped injured victims navigate the legal process in the North Ridgeville, Oh area and have recovered millions of dollars on their behalf over the course of four decades. My law firm has an office that is located in North Ridgeville, just minutes from the Ohio Turnpike on Center Ridge Road, in Lorain County. I can meet with you to discuss your personal injury claim at my office, or anywhere that is convenient for you. This consultation is free of charge, and if I take your case, you will not pay one penny out of pocket.
Were You Injured by Someone’s Negligence While Driving?
Below is a list of the most common injuries suffered when a car accident occurs.
Whiplash is a soft tissue injury that commonly affects the neck and upper back. It occurs due to a sudden and forceful jerking motion of the head, often resulting from rear-end collisions, or when a vehicle is hit from behind. The impact causes the head to rapidly snap backward and then forward, straining the soft tissues in the neck. Whiplash can lead to symptoms such as neck pain, stiffness, headaches, and reduced mobility. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may end up with limited neck mobility, discomfort during daily activities, and the need for physical therapy or chiropractic care to aid in the recovery.
Fractures, or broken bones, can be sustained in car accidents and can occur in various parts of the body depending on the impact’s force and location. High-speed collisions or T-bone accidents (side impact) can result in fractures due to the significant force and compression exerted on the bones. The severity of fractures can vary, ranging from hairline fractures to compound fractures that pierce the skin. Fractures may involve a period of restricted mobility while the bones heal, and the need for physical therapy to regain strength and function. There are potential long-term consequences depending on the extent of the fracture.
Head injuries encompass a broad spectrum, from mild concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and are often caused by direct impact to the head or violent jerking motions. Head-on collisions or accidents, where the vehicle is crushed or rolls over, can lead to severe head injuries due to an impact with the steering wheel, windshield, or roof. Head trauma may result in varying cognitive and physical abilities, ranging from temporary confusion to long-term disabilities. You may need extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and significant adjustments to daily living activities, for you and caregivers.
Chest injuries resulting from car accidents can range from bruising and rib fractures, to to internal organ damage. Frontal collisions, where the driver or passenger’s chest hits the steering wheel or dashboard can lead to severe chest injuries. The severity of the injury depends on the force of the impact and the individual’s overall health. Lifestyle changes resulting from chest injury may include pain management during the recovery period, oxygen dependence, and the need to modify certain activities to avoid exacerbating the injury.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are among the most severe consequences of a car accident and can cause partial or complete paralysis. Spinal cord injuries typically result from a severe impact that damages the spinal cord, affecting the body’s nerve impulses and motor function. High-speed accidents, rollovers, or collisions with significant force can cause spinal cord injuries. Lifestyle changes following a spinal cord injury are often substantial, requiring long-term medical care, the use of assistive devices, and extensive adjustments to daily living activities and mobility. Individuals with spinal cord injuries may require ongoing physical and occupational therapy to improve function and adapt to the new challenges posed by the injury.
Getting into a car or truck accident can be devastating. In a split second, your life can change, often times through no fault of your own. You need a personal injury attorney with experience, and a history of success. Call me today for your free consultation, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Are You a Victim of a Medical Mistake at EMH Elyria Medical Center?
Personal injury attorneys work to affect change in the medical community. I have spent my career making sure doctors treat all patients with the standard of care they deserve. Unfortunately, mistakes are still made. Listed below are the most common types of medical malpractice.
There can be a range of mistakes made during surgical procedures, such as a wrong-site surgery, organ damage, or leaving surgical instruments inside the patient’s body. These errors can lead to complications, infections, and prolonged recovery times. The injury may occur due to miscommunication among medical staff, inadequate preoperative planning, or surgeon fatigue. Surgical errors may extend hospital stays, require additional surgeries for correction, physical therapy, and emotional distress.
When patients are prescribed the wrong medication, such as an incorrect dosage, they may experience adverse drug interactions. These errors may result in allergic reactions, organ damage, or worsening medical conditions. The mistakes may happen due to misreading prescriptions, incorrect dosage calculations, or poor communication among healthcare providers. These can lead to exaggerated side effects of medications and frequent doctor visits to monitor symptoms or change treatment.
Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis
A misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis is the failure to identify a patient’s medical condition accurately or promptly. This may cause delayed or incorrect treatment, worsening of the underlying condition, and missed opportunities for early intervention. Medical mistakes may occur due to inadequate examination, misinterpretation of test results, or communication breakdown among healthcare providers. Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can result in the need for more aggressive treatment, managing a more advanced or chronic condition, and potential emotional and financial burdens.
Injuries sustained by infants during childbirth, such as nerve damage, fractures, or oxygen deprivation leading to brain damage, are known as birth injuries. They can result from improper delivery techniques, delayed response to fetal distress, or inadequate monitoring during labor and delivery. Adverse effects from birth injuries can include lifelong medical care for the child, specialized therapies, and significant emotional and financial strain on the family.
Problems occur when patients develop an infection while receiving medical treatment in a healthcare facility. These infections can be due to improper sterilization techniques, unsanitary conditions, or healthcare providers not following proper hygiene protocols. The infection can lead to extended hospital stays, additional treatment, and, in severe cases, life-threatening complications. Hospital-acquired infections may include ongoing medical treatment, extended recovery periods, and the need for extra precautions.
Personal injury lawyers have a duty to hold negligent doctors accountable, and provide you with damages to afford the additional care you may need. In my 40 years of providing legal representation to those wrongfully injured, I have dealt with a variety of medical mistakes. I am here for you. Call me today, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Other Types Of Personal Injuries
Slip and Fall Injuries: These injuries occur when a person slips, trips, or falls on someone else’s property due to hazardous conditions, such as a wet floor, uneven surface, or inadequate maintenance. The accidents can lead to sprains, fractures, or head injuries, depending on the severity of the fall. If you suffer a slip and fall injury, you may face mobility limitations during recovery, potential loss of income due to missed work, and possible lifestyle adjustments to avoid aggravating the injury.
Product Liability Injuries: Defective products, such as malfunctioning machinery, faulty medical devices, or contaminated food items can cause serious problems. These injuries can range from minor cuts and burns to severe internal organ damage or poisoning. They may also lead to ongoing medical treatment, potential legal actions against the product manufacturer, and heightened caution when using similar products in the future.
Premises Liability Injuries: When someone is injured on another person’s property due to unsafe conditions, such as inadequate security, poorly maintained premises, or lack of warning signs, it’s a legal issue. These may cause broken bones, head injuries, or back injuries, depending on the nature of the hazard. If you suffer a premises liability injury, you might experience pain and discomfort during recovery, potential long-term rehabilitation or therapy. If you’ve suffered an injury due to an unsafe premises, I’ll be your personal injury attorney, and I’ll seek financial compensation through a premises liability claim.
Dog Bite Injuries: Injuries that occur when a person is bitten or attacked by a dog due to the owner’s negligence or failure to control their pet. They can range from minor wounds to severe lacerations and infections. If you suffer a dog bite injury, it may result in emotional trauma, potential scarring or disfigurement, and lifestyle changes to cope with the fear of dogs or potential post-traumatic stress.
Workplace Injuries: On the job injuries due to unsafe working conditions, lack of safety protocols, or employer negligence. These injuries can vary widely, including sprains, fractures, or occupational illnesses. If you experience a workplace injury, you may face time away from work for recovery, a potential workers’ compensation claim, and changes to your job responsibilities.
Crush Injuries: Crush injuries occur when a body part is subjected to significant pressure or force, leading to tissue damage, and fractures. This can occur from accidents involving heavy machinery, a building collapse, or being pinned between objects. Crush injuries can be life changing. If you suffer a crush injury, you will likely face prolonged recovery, potential disability or loss of limb function. You may require adaptive devices or assistive technologies to aid mobility.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): Caused by a sudden jolt or blow to the head, TBIs can lead to brain dysfunction or damage. Issues can range from mild concussions to a severe brain hemorrhage or contusions. These injuries may result from slip and fall accidents, sports-related impact, or violent incidents. If you suffer a traumatic brain injury, you may also experience cognitive and memory difficulties, and potential changes in behavior and personality.
Wrongful Death: Wrongful death occurs when someone’s negligence or intentional actions result in the death of another person. This can happen in various scenarios, including car accidents, medical malpractice, or workplace accidents. Loved ones who are left behind after a wrongful death, experience immense emotional distress and financial strain.
If you’ve suffered any of the injuries noted above, you need to call me. We’ll review your situation, and discuss your personal injury claim.
Damages For Injuries
Medical Expenses: Compensation for medical expenses to cover the costs of hospitalization, surgeries, doctor visits, medications, and any other necessary medical treatments related to your injuries.
Pain and Suffering: You should be reimbursed for your pain and suffering, as well as for the physical and emotional distress you endured due to your injuries. These may not have a direct financial value but are significant aspects of your overall losses.
Lost Wages: To recover he money for lost wages to recover the income you could not earn during your recovery period and, in the case of severe injuries, for potential future lost earning capacity.
Property Damage: Compensation for property damage if your personal belongings, such as a vehicle or other items, were damaged or destroyed in the incident.
Rehabilitation and Therapy Costs: You may have rehabilitation and therapy costs, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, or psychological counseling, to aid in your recovery and regain functionality.
Loss of Consortium: If your injuries have affected your relationships and companionship with your spouse or family members, you deserve compensation to acknowledge the impact on your personal relationships.
Punitive Damages: In certain cases of extreme negligence or intentional harm, you may deserve punitive damages, which aim to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar conduct in the future.
If you have suffered an injury because of someone else’s negligence, don’t wait, call me right away, and we can get started on your claim. I have the experience and resources to handle your serious injury case. If I take your injury case, I’ll give you my direct dial cell phone number so you can reach me 24/7. Obtaining a fair settlement for you will be my number one priority.
I Have the Capital to Fight Against Insurance Companies Who Will Try to Stop You from Getting the Funds You’re Entitled To.
As your personal injury lawyer, I am responsible for paying all of the costs of litigation up front, and my fee is based on a percentage of your recovery. This means that you won’t pay me anything unless your case is successful. If you or a loved one was injured as a result of an accident or medical mistake in North Ridgeville or anywhere in Northeast Ohio, call me today. 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: Lorain, Erie, Huron , Ashland, Medina, and Cuyahoga.