Toledo Injury Lawyer
A serious injury or wrongful death is one of the most devastating experiences someone can face. The injured victim, and his or her family, have to find a way to put the pieces of their lives back together. For more than 40 years, it has been my mission to help injured victims in the Toledo, Ohio area do just that… put the pieces of their lives back together. As personal injury lawyer, I help my clients fight for a fair resolution and compensation, to enable them to lead as normal of a life as possible. I also aggressively fight to stop similar negligence from ever hurting anyone else in the future.
As your personal injury lawyer, I’m here for you. I want to hear your story, and I want to help. You deserve financial compensation if you have been wrongfully injured. Your community deserves upgraded policies to ensure what happened to you, does not happen again. Call me today for your free consultation, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Decades of Experience, Resulting in Millions of Dollars Awarded for Successful Injury Claims in Toledo and Neighboring Cities.
Financially, I am able to provide my clients with the monetary support they need to fight for their rights, for as long as it takes. My fee is contingent (dependent) on the outcome of the case, so I will not get paid unless my clients do. I give every client my direct dial cell phone number, so they can reach me whenever they need to. If you were injured by someone’s negligence, I want to use my resources and experience to help you navigate the complicated legal process. You deserve an attorney who will give your case the time and attention it deserves.
Examples Of Personal Injury
Slip and Fall Injury
A slip and fall injury can be caused by tripping, slipping, or falling due to hazardous conditions. These conditions can include wet floors, uneven surfaces, inadequate lighting, or obstacles in walkways. Negligence on the part of property owners or managers is often the cause of such accidents. To heal from a slip and fall injury, medical treatment may vary depending on the severity of the injury. It could include first aid measures like cleaning and dressing wounds, X-rays to check for fractures, pain medication, immobilization of fractures with splints or casts. Your injury may also require physical therapy for rehabilitation and restoring mobility.
Car Accident Injury
Injuries from a car accident can range from minor bruises to severe injuries such as fractures, spinal cord injuries, or traumatic brain injuries. These injuries occur because of negligence, including reckless driving, speeding, drunk driving, or failure to follow traffic laws. Treating car accident injuries typically involves emergency medical care at the scene, followed by further medical interventions. Diagnostic tests like X-rays or CT scans may be required to assess internal injuries. Your injury may require surgery for fractures or internal injuries, or medication for pain management. Unfortunately, to heal properly, surgery may not be all you need. Rehabilitation through physical therapy, and ongoing medical monitoring to ensure the healing process is progressing well may be necessary.
Medical Malpractice Injury
Medical malpractice injuries occur when a healthcare professional fails to provide an acceptable standard of care, resulting in harm to the patient. Examples of medical malpractice include negligence in diagnosis, treatment, surgical procedures, medication administration, or post-operative care. The required medical treatment for these injuries depend on the specific harm caused. It may involve corrective procedures or surgeries to address the medical error, medication to manage complications or infections, or physical therapy for rehabilitation. It is devastating to go into the hospital to have one injury repaired, only to learn your doctor caused you more injury! You may need counseling for emotional distress, or long-term care if your injury resulted in a permanent disability.
Product Liability Injury
These injuries arise from defective or dangerous products, such as malfunctioning machinery, hazardous materials, or faulty medical devices. Injuries may occur due to negligence in the design, manufacturing, or labeling of the product, or failure to provide proper warnings or instructions. The treatment for product liability injuries will depend on the type of injury sustained. It may involve medical evaluation to assess the extent of harm, surgical procedures to repair or remove the product if necessary, or medication for pain management or infection control. In some cases, rehabilitation for recovery of functionality is needed, or ongoing medical care if the injury has long-term consequences.
Dog Bite Injury
Dog bite injuries can be extremely painful and in some cases, lethal! When a dog attacks and bites a person, it can result in wounds, tissue damage, infections, and psychological trauma. These injuries typically occur due to negligence on the part of the dog owner, such as failing to control or restrain the dog properly. Medical treatment for dog bite injuries often includes cleaning and dressing of wounds to prevent infection, sutures or stitches to close the wounds, and antibiotics to treat or prevent infection. You may need a tetanus shot, pain management to alleviate discomfort, and psychological counseling to address any psychological trauma caused by the incident.
Suffering any of these personal injuries can be painful, expensive, and often life-altering. If any of these injuries have happened to you, call me today, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Jobs Where Personal Injuries Are Most Common
Construction workers are involved in various activities related to building and infrastructure construction. They perform tasks such as operating heavy machinery, working at heights, handling tools, and working with hazardous materials. Construction workers are susceptible to injuries due to the physically demanding nature of the job, exposure to potential hazards, and the use of heavy machinery and equipment. Likely injuries include:
Falls from heights leading to fractures, head injuries, or spinal cord injuries.
Strains, sprains, and musculoskeletal injuries from heavy lifting or repetitive movements.
Cuts, lacerations, or puncture wounds from tools or sharp materials.
Nurses work in a variety of healthcare settings, providing direct patient care, administering medications, assisting with procedures, and monitoring patient conditions. They are at risk of injury due to the physical demands of patient handling, exposure to infectious diseases, workplace violence, and long working hours. Possible injuries include:
- Musculoskeletal injuries, such as back strains or herniated discs, from lifting and transferring patients.
- Needlestick injuries or exposure to infectious diseases.
- Sprains or strains from slips, trips, and falls in patient care areas.
Commercial Truck Driver
Commercial truck drivers transport goods over long distances using large trucks or tractor-trailers. They spend extended periods of time on the road, delivering goods to various locations. Truck drivers face risks related to long hours of driving, poor road conditions, fatigue, and potential accidents caused by other drivers. Injuries that may occur include:
- Whiplash injuries, or neck strains from rear-end collisions.
- Back injuries from prolonged sitting and inadequate lumbar support.
- Arm or shoulder injuries from repetitive motions, such as steering or shifting gears.
Firefighters respond to emergencies involving fires, accidents, and other hazardous situations. They extinguish fires, rescue individuals, and provide medical assistance. Firefighters face numerous hazards, including exposure to fire, smoke, toxic substances, collapsing structures, and physically demanding tasks. Injuries may include:
- Burns and smoke inhalation injuries from firefighting operations.
- Traumatic injuries, such as fractures or crush injuries, due to structural collapse.
- Strains, sprains, or musculoskeletal injuries from carrying heavy equipment or rescuing individuals.
Restaurant Kitchen Staff
Restaurant kitchen staff work in fast-paced environments, preparing food, cooking, and managing kitchen operations. The staff is exposed to hot surfaces, sharp utensils, fast-moving equipment, and potential slips or falls in a busy work environment. Likely injuries include:
- Burns or scalds from contact with hot surfaces, liquids, or oil.
- Cuts or lacerations from knives or other sharp kitchen tools.
- Sprains, strains, or fractures from slips, trips, or falls in the kitchen area.
Possible Awarded Damages From a Personal Injury Claim
You deserve compensation for your medical expenses resulting from your injury. This includes costs associated with hospitalization, surgeries, medication, rehabilitation, therapy, medical equipment, and future medical treatments. The monetary award is intended to cover current and future medical bills, ensuring the injured person receives necessary healthcare without bearing the financial burden.
Compensation for lost wages is awarded when the injury causes a person to miss work, resulting in a loss of income. This includes both past and future income that would have been earned if not for the injury. This compensation helps to offset the financial impact of the injury by reimbursing you for the income you were unable to earn.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering damages compensate the injured person for the physical pain, emotional distress, and psychological trauma caused by the injury. It takes into account the pain experienced during treatment, ongoing discomfort, and the long-term impact on the individual’s quality of life. The award acknowledges and provides some measure of solace for the intangible and subjective harm a person has endured due to the accident or injury.
Loss of Consortium
In cases where the injury significantly impacts the injured person’s relationship with their spouse or family members, damages for loss of consortium may be awarded. This includes the loss of companionship, affection, support, and the ability to engage in normal marital or familial relations. A monetary award acknowledges the negative impact the injury has had on the injured person’s personal relationships, and seeks to compensate for the loss of the intangible benefits and support that would have otherwise been enjoyed.
If personal property is damaged or destroyed as a result of the accident or injury, compensation for property damage can be sought. This includes the repair or replacement costs of damaged belongings, such as a vehicle or personal belongings. The award is intended to restore or replace the damaged property, ensuring the injured person can recover the value of their belongings that were affected by the incident.
For Your Convenience, My Toledo Office is Just Minutes Away From the Ohio Turnpike, near I-475, off of Holland Road.
If you or a family member suffered serious injury because of the mistake of another in Toledo or anywhere in Northwest Ohio, call me today. As one of the top Toledo personal injury lawyers, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
The Law Offices of Tim Misny represents clients who suffered injury as a result of a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, medical negligence, medical malpractice, work accident, or birth trauma, in Bowling Green, Perrysburg, Sylvania, Oregon, Port Clinton, Maumee, Wausean, Wood County, Ottawa County, and Fulton County.