Lima, Ohio Personal Injury Lawyer
Tim Misny: Helping Injured Victims in Lima, Ohio for More than 40 Years
Working as a Lima personal injury attorney, I have two goals when representing individuals who are, at no fault of their own, catastrophically injured:
I want to help each injured victim get the money they so desperately need and deserve to repair the physical, emotional, and financial damages resulting from their injury; and
I want to change policies in an effort to stop the negligence that all-too-often results in catastrophic injury.
Possible Causes Of Catastrophic Injuries
Car accidents can result in catastrophic injuries, and fault may lie with one or more parties involved in the accident. Negligent drivers who violate traffic laws, drive recklessly, or engage in distracted driving can be held liable for causing the injuries. Additionally, other entities such as vehicle manufacturers or government agencies responsible for road maintenance may be sued if their negligence contributed to the accident and resulting personal injury.
Medical malpractice occurs when healthcare professionals, such as doctors, nurses, or hospitals, provide substandard care that leads to catastrophic injuries. Examples include surgical errors, misdiagnosis, medication errors, or failure to provide appropriate treatment. If a medical professional’s negligence causes harm, they can be sued for medical malpractice. If you live or work in Lima, Oh and have suffered serious injury, you need to call me.
Employers have a legal responsibility to provide a safe working environment. If an employer fails to maintain a safe workplace or neglects safety regulations, resulting in a catastrophic injury, you have a personal injury case. Additionally, if a third party, such as a contractor or equipment manufacturer is responsible for the accident due to their negligence, they can be sued for the injuries caused. I have a strong history of success as a workers compensation lawyer, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Defective products, whether it’s a malfunctioning vehicle component, faulty machinery, or unsafe consumer goods, can lead to terrible injuries. In such cases, the manufacturer, distributor, or retailer may be held liable for the injuries caused by their defective product. Product liability lawsuits can be filed to seek compensation for the damages suffered.
Property owners or occupiers have a duty to maintain safe premises for visitors. If a hazardous condition, such as slippery floors, inadequate security, or structural defects, leads to an injury, the property owner or occupier may be held responsible. They can be sued for premises liability if their negligence contributed to the injury.
Construction sites are prone to accidents due to hazardous conditions and the involvement of multiple parties. If a terrible injury occurs on a construction site, responsibility may lie with the construction company, contractors, subcontractors, or equipment manufacturers. Lima, Ohio workers compensation lawyers like myself, will seek to prove negligence occurred. Negligence in maintaining safety protocols, providing proper training, or failing to address dangerous conditions can result in legal action against these parties.
Assault or Battery
Intentional acts of violence, such as assault or battery, can cause catastrophic injuries. The person who committed the assault or battery can be held legally responsible for the injuries inflicted. In addition to criminal charges, the injured person can sue the perpetrator for personal injury. Personal injury lawyers seek compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from the intentional act of violence.
Catastrophic Personal Injuries
Paraplegia is the paralysis of the lower half of the body, typically caused by a spinal cord injury in the lower back region. It can result from accidents, such as falls or car accidents. Paraplegia significantly affects mobility and independence, requiring the use of a wheelchair or assistive devices for mobility. Personal injury cases can be filed to help pay for the ongoing needs of the victim.
Amputation involves the loss of a limb, such as an arm or leg, either through accidents or surgical intervention. Losing a limb has a profound impact on daily life, employment prospects, and psychological well-being. Coping with amputation requires rehabilitation, prosthetic devices, physical therapy, and psychological support.
Partial blindness, or complete loss of eyesight can be caused by various factors, including eye injuries, or diseases. The loss of vision profoundly affects a person’s independence, mobility, and ability to perform daily tasks. Coping with blindness involves learning adaptive techniques, using assistive technology, orientation and mobility training, and emotional support. As a personal injury attorney, I’ll fight for the resources you need to cope with this life-altering change.
Deafness is the complete loss of hearing and can result from factors such as infection, or exposure to loud noises. Communication, social interactions, and everyday life become challenging for individuals who are deaf. Coping with deafness may involve learning sign language, undergoing cochlear implants, speech therapy and accessing support from the deaf community. Financial compensation will be critical to manage life as a deaf person. Call me today for your free consultation.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Traumatic brain injuries occur due to sudden trauma to the head, often caused by accidents or falls. TBIs can lead to cognitive impairments, memory loss, mood disorders, and physical disabilities. Coping with TBI requires medical treatment, rehabilitation therapies, cognitive training, and emotional support.
Severe Burn Injuries
Severe burn injuries cause damage to the skin and underlying tissues, often resulting from fires, chemical exposure, or electrical accidents. Personal injury attorneys fight to recover damages and can help recover workers compensation if the burn injury resulted at work. The physical and emotional impact of severe burns can be extensive, requiring specialized burn care, wound management, pain management, reconstructive surgeries, physical therapy, and psychological support.
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries, often caused by accidents or falls, can result in full paralysis of the arms and legs. In addition to loss of mobility, this life-changing injury may cause sensory impairment, and psychological trauma as well. Coping with spinal cord injuries involves rehabilitation, assistive devices, physical and occupational therapy, and psychological support.
Organ failure, such as the heart, lung, or kidney, occurs due to various causes, including disease or injury, and can even lead to death. Organ failure requires immediate medical intervention, ongoing treatment, and may necessitate organ transplantation. Coping with organ failure involves managing complex medical treatments lifestyle modifications, and emotional support.
Severe Neurological Disorders
Conditions like ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease are severe neurological disorders that progressively impact motor function, coordination, and overall quality of life. Coping with these disorders involves medical management, physical therapy, adaptive devices, and psychological support. If you suffer from a neurological disorder as a result of exposure to harmful chemicals at work, you deserve to be compensated through a workers’ compensation claim.
Ongoing Costs After A Life-Changing Injury
These can encompass a wide range of costs, including emergency care, surgeries, hospital stays, medication, rehabilitation, and ongoing treatment. These expenses are necessary for the injured person’s recovery, pain management, and overall well-being. However, catastrophic injuries often involve extensive medical interventions and long-term care, resulting in high medical bills. Bills can be challenging to afford without adequate insurance coverage or financial resources.
Rehabilitation and Therapy Costs
Rehabilitation and therapy play a crucial role in helping individuals regain function, independence, and adapt to the challenges posed by a horrible injury. This may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and psychological counseling. These services are necessary for the injured person’s physical and emotional recovery, but they can be costly, requiring multiple sessions over an extended period of time. Accessing and affording these services can be a financial burden for individuals and their families. These bills may not be covered by social security disability. As a personal injury attorney, I’ll fight for the compensation you deserve to ensure your needs are met ongoing.
Assistive Devices and Mobility Aids
Depending on the type of catastrophic injury, individuals may require assistive devices and mobility aids such as wheelchairs, prosthetics, orthotics, walkers, or specialized equipment. These aids are necessary for enhancing mobility, accessibility, and overall quality of life. However, acquiring these devices can be expensive, and ongoing maintenance and replacement costs add to the financial burden. Call me today, and I’ll work to ensure you are properly compensated to manage your long-term health and financial needs.
Catastrophic injuries often necessitate modifications to the injured person’s home to enhance accessibility and accommodate their specific needs. This may include installing ramps, widening doorways, adding handrails, or adapting bathrooms and kitchens. These modifications are crucial for safety, mobility, and independence. However, the costs of home modifications can be significant. When the injury is caused by someone else’s negligence, you need to call me. I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Personal Care Assistance
Depending on the severity of the injury, the injured person may require personal care assistance to help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, eating, and medication management. The need for personal care assistance is essential for maintaining hygiene, preventing complications, and ensuring a good quality of life. However, the cost of hiring professional caregivers or obtaining in-home nursing services can be substantial. It may be difficult for individuals and families to afford these ongoing expenses without financial support.
Lost Income and Reduced Work Capacity
Catastrophic injuries often result in a significant impact on an individual’s ability to work or pursue their previous occupation. Lost wages can have a profound financial impact, making it difficult to cover daily expenses, medical bills, and other costs associated with the injury. The injured person may require vocational training or alternative employment opportunities, but these transitions can take time and may not guarantee the same earning potential as before the injury.
Mental Health Support
Catastrophic injuries can lead to emotional distress, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Seeking mental health support and counseling is crucial for the injured person’s well-being and coping with the psychological challenges of the injury. However, mental health services can be expensive, making it difficult for individuals and families to afford the necessary support.
I have been helping the injured in northwest Ohio for over 40 years. I have extensive experience successfully pursuing personal injury cases, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Call Me Today!
When someone in Lima 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 there for you, 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.
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.
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 Lima, Ohio injury lawyer 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 Ohio 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!. 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 handles cases in cities all over Ohio, including Akron, Canton, Medina, Massillion, Alliance, and Cleveland.