Injury Attorney: St. Clairsville Ohio
As a personal injury lawyer, I am dedicated to helping people in St. Clairsville and neighboring communities in Southeast Ohio. I have 2 goals with every case I take a case:
I Want to Make My Clients Whole Again
What I mean by this is, when someone is injured in a terrible accident or by a medical mistake, a piece of them is taken away. They are no longer the same person they were before their injury. While nothing will ever make up for the pain they have suffered, personal injury claims and a fair settlement will help them begin anew and get their life back.
In any personal injury case, my goals are to sufficiently compensate my client for the injuries they have suffered, and to make them “whole again” to the greatest extent possible. The damages awarded in such cases aim to address various aspects of the injured person’s life that may have been affected. Below is a list of damages that can help achieve this goal:
Medical expense damages will compensate for all of the medical costs incurred as a result of the injury, including hospital stays, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, therapy, and future medical needs. This ensures that the injured person receives the necessary treatment without incurring financial burdens. In many cases, I have to fight the insurance companies directly in order make things right for my clients.
A personal injury claim can be awarded financial compensation for lost wages because an injured person could not work as a result of the injury. This includes both the wages lost during the recovery period and future earnings if the injury results in the long-term inability to work. As an experienced personal injury lawyer, I understand the trickle-down affect these injuries can have on your life, and earnings.
Pain and Suffering
Personal injury law allows for physical pain, emotional distress and suffering to be compensated as a result of the injury. This acknowledges the intangible impact the injury has on a person’s quality of life, including physical discomfort, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Loss of Consortium
Compensation can also be awarded for the negative impact the injury caused to a person’s relationships, particularly their spouse. This includes the loss of companionship, emotional support, and the inability to engage in normal marital activities. It is devastating when a family loses quality of life due to a family member’s injury. This also occurs when a loved one has been lost as a result of a catastrophic injury. Loss of consortium is a tragic reality of many injury and wrongful death cases.
Any damage to personal property resulting from the incident that caused the injury should be reimbursed. For example, if a car accident caused the injuries, the injured person may receive compensation for the repair or replacement of their vehicle.
Loss of Enjoyment
The inability to engage in activities and hobbies that the injured person enjoyed prior to their injury may be compensated. This award recognizes that injuries may in fact limit the injured from participating in recreational activities, and diminishes their overall quality of life.
Rehabilitation and Assistive Devices
Compensation will often be awarded for the costs of rehabilitation services, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or the need for assistive devices like wheelchairs or prosthetics. This ensures that the injured person has access to the necessary therapy and devices to regain or enhance their mobility.
Personal injury lawyers, will always seek compensation for any future losses, or expenses resulting from the injury. This includes ongoing medical treatment, long-term care, modifications to living arrangements, and potential loss of future earning capacity.
Suffering injury due to someone else’s wrongdoing or negligence can forever adversely impact a person’s life. My goal as a Clairsville personal injury attorney, is to make my clients “whole again”. Call me today! If someone hurt your or your family, I’ll Make Them Pay!®
I Want to Change Policy
My hope is that pursuing my clients’ injury cases will deter others from making similar errors that hurt people. I never want the injuries suffered by my clients to happen to anyone else.
When a lawyer sues a company for negligence that resulted in personal injury, there is an opportunity to affect positive policy changes that can enhance the safety and well-being of the community. Here are some examples of policy changes that may arise from such lawsuits. Explanation of the dangers associated with existing policies, and how proposed changes can make the community safer will also be explored.
Product Safety Standards
If a personal injury is caused by a defective product, I will advocate for stricter product safety standards. By highlighting the dangers associated with the current standards, I can push for changes that ensure products meet higher safety requirements. This helps to prevent future injuries and protects consumers from potential harm.
Workplace Safety Regulations
If an employee sustains an injury due to unsafe working conditions, I will seek changes in workplace safety regulations. By exposing the risks and dangers posed by inadequate safety measures, it can push for stronger regulations that enforce better safety practices. This helps to protect workers from accidents, injuries, and occupational hazards.
Medical Procedures and Protocols
In cases where medical malpractice results in personal injury, I have the opportunity to fight for improved medical procedures and protocols. By highlighting the risks and consequences of substandard medical care, I can work towards changes that enhance patient safety. This can include stricter protocols, improved training, and increased accountability for medical professionals, ultimately reducing the likelihood of medical errors and improving patient outcomes.
Road Safety Measures
If a personal injury is caused by hazardous road conditions or negligent driving practices, we can seek changes in road safety measures. By highlighting the dangers associated with the current infrastructure or driving regulations, we can advocate for improvements. The goal will be to get better signage, enhanced traffic control, stricter enforcement of traffic laws, or the implementation of additional safety features. These changes can significantly reduce the risk of accidents and injuries in Clairsville, Ohio.
Consumer Protection Laws
In cases where a company’s deceptive practices or failure to provide adequate warnings lead to personal injury, I’ll push for stronger consumer protection laws. By exposing the dangers of insufficient regulations, I work for changes that enhance consumer rights, ensures transparency, and holds companies accountable for their actions. This helps to protect consumers from harm, misleading marketing, and unsafe products or services.
By pursuing these policy changes, we can contribute to the creation of a safer community. The dangers associated with maintaining the existing policies are addressed by implementing more robust safety standards, regulations, and accountability measures. This, in turn, reduces the risk of accidents, injuries, and harm to individuals and encourages responsible behavior from companies, institutions, and individuals. I want to create a safer environment that prioritizes the well-being and protection of the St. Clairsville community as a whole.
Types Of Claims In St. Clairsville, Ohio
Personal injury lawsuits are filed when an individual suffers harm or injury due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of another party. In this type of case, I seek compensation for the damages you have incurred. Some circumstances in which personal injury lawsuits may occur are:
a. Auto Accidents: When a person is injured due to a car, truck, motorcycle, or other vehicle accident caused by another driver’s negligence, due to speed distracted driving, or drunk driving.
b. Slip and Fall Accidents: Injuries sustained due to a hazardous conditions, such as a wet floor, uneven pavement, or poor lighting, that occurs on someone else’s property.
c. Medical Malpractice: This occurs when a healthcare professional’s negligence, error, or omission in medical care or treatment leads to harm or injury to a patient.
Wrongful death lawsuits are filed when someone’s death is caused by the actions of another party. These lawsuits seek compensation for the loss of the deceased person’s life and the damages suffered by their surviving family members. Some consistent circumstances in which wrongful death lawsuits may occur are:
a. Car Accidents: When a loved one is killed in a motor vehicle accident caused by another driver’s negligence or recklessness.
b. Medical Malpractice: If a patient dies as a result of a healthcare professional’s negligence, misdiagnosis, surgical error, or medication mistake.
c. Workplace Accidents: When an employee dies due to unsafe working conditions, inadequate safety measures, or employer negligence.
Medical malpractice lawsuits are filed when a healthcare professional fails to provide a reasonable standard of care, resulting in harm, injury, or death to a patient. I will seek compensation for all of the damages caused by medical negligence. Some circumstances in which medical malpractice lawsuits may occur are:
a. Surgical Errors: When a surgeon makes a mistake during a procedure, such as operating on the wrong body part, leaving surgical instruments inside the patient, or causing unnecessary complications.
b. Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis: Sometimes a healthcare professional fails to accurately diagnose a medical condition resulting treatment delays, worsening health and progression of a disease.
c. Medication Errors: If the healthcare provider prescribes the wrong medication, administers the wrong dosage, fails to consider drug interactions, or provides incorrect instructions, resulting in harm or injury to the patient.
Hiring A Personal Injury Attorney
I have more than 40 years of experience as a personal injury attorney. I’ve fought with insurance companies for damages that are crucial for the well-being of the injured party. Insurance companies play a pivotal role in providing coverage and financial protection to medical professionals, businesses, and drivers. I understand the dynamics involved and work tirelessly to make sure my clients get the help they need.
Insurance companies are the entities responsible for the payment of damages in personal injury cases. Medical professionals, businesses, and drivers carry insurance coverage to mitigate the financial risk associated with potential lawsuits. By obtaining insurance, their goal is to ensure that they have the means to compensate individuals who suffer harm due to their actions or negligence.
It is important to recognize that insurance companies are primarily driven by profit. Their objective is to minimize their financial liability and settle claims for the lowest possible amount. This often leads to tactics such as denial of claims, undervaluing damages, or attempting to shift blame onto the injured party. I know, dealing with insurance companies can be complex and challenging, especially for individuals who are unfamiliar with the legal process and negotiation strategies.
This is where my expertise of a personal injury attorney becomes invaluable. I have long understood the tactics employed by insurance companies and can navigate the complexities of the claims process. Here’s why my experience matters when dealing with insurance companies:
Knowledge of the Law and Insurance Practices
Through my years of practice, I have obtained a deep understanding of the legal framework and regulations surrounding personal injury cases. I am familiar with insurance policies, coverage limitations, and the tactics employed by insurers. This knowledge allows me to build a strong case for you and effectively counter the strategies used by insurance companies.
Insurance companies often engage in negotiation tactics to settle claims quickly and for a lesser amount. Through years of experience, I have honed the skills to effectively negotiate with these companies. I will build a compelling case, present evidence, and effectively advocate for you to secure compensation.
While most personal injury cases are settled through negotiations, some may require litigation. In such instances, my courtroom experience is essential. Insurance companies are more likely to take a claim seriously and offer fair settlements when they know the injured party is represented by a skilled trial lawyer.
For Over 40 Years, I Have Helped the People of Belmont County, Injured by Someone Else’s Negligence.
I will meet with you at your convenience at my St. Clairsville office, which is located near I-70 off of Banfield Road, or anywhere you are comfortable. If I take your case, I cover all costs, so you won’t have to pay one cent towards pursuing your lawsuit. Furthermore, my fee is based on a percentage of your recovery, so I don’t get paid unless you do.
After years of taking on big insurance companies, I have the resources and experience necessary to help you win your case.
If You or a Family Member Was Injured as a Result of Someone Else’s Negligenc in St. Clairsville or Anywhere in Southeast Ohio, Call Me.
As your Ohio 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: Belmont, Monroe, Noble, Guernsey, Harrison, and Jefferson. Additional offices are also located throughout the state of Ohio.