Why I Do What I Do As An Injury Lawyer

“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

Why I Do What I Do As An Injury Lawyer

Cleveland Med Mal Lawyer


Why I Do What I Do

I’ve spent more than 40 years representing injured victims in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, and I often think about past cases, current cases, and the future of my practice.  Why do I do what I do?

I was inspired to become a personal injury attorney when I was a young boy, around 10 or 11 years old. My maternal grandmother, Veronica Vulich, took me to the majestic Tower City Center in downtown Cleveland. As we walked into the concourse, she took my hand and pointed up to the multi-storied ceiling, then proudly told me that my grandfather helped build this great building.

“Who lives here?” I asked. “No one” she responded. “Lawyers have offices here. Someday you will have an office here too. There will be people who really need your help.” My grandfather, Joseph Vulich, an immigrant construction worker from Croatia, never got to see the finished building. He died when the scaffolding he was on collapsed during construction.

My grandmother, who could not read or write a word of English, was left a widow with three small children. Back then, the compensation for a wrongful death was the last paycheck. My grandmother was a proud woman who cleaned offices at night and took in laundry during the day to support her children and herself.

I have aspired over the last four decades to make a difference for many families who have lost someone to a tragedy, or suffered a catastrophic injury. I am proud to say that I have helped hundreds of families receive compensation for their injuries.

Over the last 40+ years, some things have remained the same and some have changed. The one thing that has remained constant is simply this: it is never easy talking to a family after they have suffered a horrific loss. Their world has been turned upside down and everything good has been shaken out. I feel their pain every time. What has changed is that insurance companies have never been more difficult, if not impossible, to deal with. That’s where I put my experience to work. I know how to deal with insurance companies who don’t care, and I know how I’ll Make Them Pay!® so that the victims can put the pieces of their lives back together.

Difficult Insurance Companies

An insurance company is a business entity that provides financial protection to individuals or organizations in exchange for regular premium payments. The primary goal of an insurance company is to generate profits for its shareholders or owners. This profit is typically achieved by collecting more in premiums than the company pays out in claims. While insurance companies do have a responsibility to fulfill their contractual obligations and pay valid claims, their overarching objective is to maximize profitability. When trying to recoup damages from an insurance company, you need an experienced medical malpractice attorney, like myself. As a medical malpractice lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio for more than 40years, I’ll Make Them Pay!®

To achieve their financial goals, insurance companies employ various strategies, including assessing risks, setting premium rates, and managing claim payouts. They carefully evaluate the likelihood of certain events occurring and the potential costs associated with them. Premiums are determined based on this assessment, ensuring that the company collects sufficient funds to cover potential claims while still generating profits. These premiums take into account future medical malpractice cases.

From the perspective of an injured person seeking compensation, it is important to understand that insurance companies have a vested interest in minimizing claim payouts. They employ claims adjusters and lawyers who scrutinize claims to determine their validity and the extent of the insured person’s injuries. The insurance company may try to negotiate lower settlement amounts or deny claims altogether if they believe they can justify their actions. Insurance companies want to avoid medical malpractice lawsuits.

This is where I come in. As a an experienced injury lawyer, I’m an advocate for individuals who have suffered injuries due to the negligence or wrongdoing of others. My primary role is to protect the rights and interests of my clients and ensure that I make the insurance company pay.

I have a history in Cleveland, Ohio of making insurance companies pay for medical malpractice claims, work injuries. vehicle accidents and more. Insurance companies are not the easiest to deal with, and they surely don’t like to deal with me! As outlined earlier, they are for profit, not for pay-outs. I have represented my clients in battles with insurance companies and, I Made Them Pay!®

Work-Related Injuries

As a personal injury attorney, I represent the hard-working people of Cleveland, Ohio. You work hard to support your family, and should be able to enjoy and spend time with them. As a father, I relish all opportunities I get to spend with my children, and you should to0. Work injuries happen, but that does not mean you should not be able to get the treatment and financial compensation for the recovery time you need. If you have suffered an injury at work, you need to call me, as soon as possible.

Back Injury

A back injury resulting from the workplace, such as a herniated disc or strained muscles, can severely impact an employee’s mobility and overall well-being. It may cause chronic pain, limited range of motion, and difficulty performing daily activities. Compensation from the insurance company can help cover medical expenses, including diagnostic tests, surgeries, physical therapy, and pain management. This financial support allows the employee to access necessary treatments, alleviate pain, and potentially regain functionality. Treatment helps to improve their quality of life and enabling them to continue spending time with and supporting their family.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

A traumatic brain injury resulting from a workplace accident, such as a fall, being struck by an object, or exposure to hazardous substances, can have long-lasting effects on an employee’s cognitive and physical abilities. TBI can lead to memory loss, impaired motor skills, difficulty concentrating, and emotional disturbances. Insurance compensation can help cover medical treatments, rehabilitation, and assistive devices required for daily living. It supports the employee and their family by ensuring access to specialized care, therapy, and support services to promote recovery.

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

Repetitive strain injuries occur due to repetitive motions, forceful exertions, or prolonged awkward positions. Common examples include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, or bursitis. These injuries can cause chronic pain, inflammation, decreased productivity, and difficulty performing work tasks. The insurance company can assist the employee by covering medical expenses, occupational therapy, ergonomic adaptations to the workplace, and vocational rehabilitation if necessary.

Chemical Exposure Injury

Chemical exposure injuries can occur when employees come into contact with hazardous substances, leading to burns, respiratory issues, organ damage, or long-term health conditions. Such injuries can significantly impact an employee’s health, causing discomfort, reduced lung function, or even cancer. Insurance compensation can cover medical treatment, ongoing health monitoring, specialized consultations, and necessary medications.

Construction Site Injury

Injuries that occur on construction sites, such as falls from heights, machinery accidents, or being struck by objects, can be catastrophic. These can result in severe injuries, including broken bones, amputations, or spinal cord injuries. In the worst cases, they can lead to wrongful death claims. Construction site injuries can also lead to physical disabilities, chronic pain, and long-term impact on the employee’s ability to work and earn a living. Compensation from the insurance company can provide financial support for medical expenses, rehabilitation services, prosthetics, home modifications, and more if necessary.

Examples of Medical Malpractice Cases

As a highly experienced medical malpractice attorney, I’ve witnessed how life changing it can be when a surgical procedure or hospital stay goes awry. Doctors and other medical professionals must be perfect when performing surgery, diagnosing an illness, and treating the illness, because our lives depend in it.. Medical malpractice injuries can be heartbreaking. In the worst possible situation, your life may be forever changed due to a catastrophic injury. Call me for your free consultation, and we’ll discuss your medical malpractice case. Your job is to get better, and my job is to find out exactly what happened with you medical care. If you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice, I’m here for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Surgical Error

A surgical error can result in serious consequences for a patient such as, damage to organs, infections, or complications that require additional medical interventions. These injuries can lead to prolonged hospital stays, increased medical expenses, and physical and emotional trauma for the patient. Compensation from the hospital’s insurance company can help cover the costs of corrective surgeries, follow-up treatment, medication, physical and occupational therapy. Compensation helps tp alleviate the financial burden placed on the patient and their family. In addition to financial recovery, they can be provided with necessary resources to support their recovery and potentially improve their overall quality of life.

Medication Error

Medication errors occur when patients are given the wrong medication, incorrect dosages, or experience adverse reactions due to a healthcare professional’s negligence. These errors can have severe health complications, cause allergic reactions, or even life-threatening situations. It is important to get compensation from the hospital’s insurance company. The patient may need to cover medical expenses related to the medication error, or emergency treatments, hospitalization, and ongoing care.

Medical Misdiagnosis

A medical misdiagnosis occurs when a healthcare professional fails to accurately identify a patient’s condition, leading to delayed or incorrect treatment. This may result in worsening health conditions, progression of disease, or unnecessary procedures that may cause physical and emotional consequences. Financial compensation enables the patient and their family to seek proper medical attention, and hopefully receive timely and accurate treatment. Insurance recovery may improve their chance of recovery or improved management of their conditions.

Birth Injury

Some of the most heart wrenching malpractice cases faced by Cleveland medical malpractice lawyers are birth injury claims. Birth injuries occur during labor and delivery, causing harm to the baby and/or the new mom. These injuries can range from minor complications to severe conditions such as cerebral palsy, nerve damage, or bone fractures. The injuries may result in long-term developmental delays and poor quality of life, requiring specialized medical care, therapies, and assistive devices. The hospital’s insurance company may cover medical expenses related to the birth injury, ongoing medical treatment, rehabilitation services, mobility aids and educational support for the child. These resources can help the family manage their child’s unique needs, ensuring they receive appropriate care and maximizing their potential for a fulfilling life.

Anesthesia Error

Anesthesia errors can occur during surgical procedures. Complications include allergic reactions, respiratory problems, or adverse drug interactions. These errors can lead to serious health risks, including brain damage or death.

Wrongful Death Case Examples

The story of my grandfather, who suffered a terrible work injury resulting is his wrongful death, has had a long-lasting and profound effect on my life. It made me then and now, want to affect positive change. It focused me to help the people of Cleveland, Ohio who may have had a similar catastrophe happen within their family. Both work related injuries and medical malpractice can lead to a wrongful death case. Being compensated for wrongful death is likely not foremost in your mind. You are suffering the agonizing reality, that your loved-one has died. This is why I’m here – to get you the help you need, while you worry about your family’s needs. If you’re has suffered the loss of a loved one because of another person’s negligence, you need to call me. and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Car Accident

If a loved one is killed in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, a wrongful death claim seeks to compensate the family for their loss. Financial recovery from a lawsuit can help cover funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, loss of financial support, and loss of companionship. Compensation serves to provide financial stability to the family during a very difficult time, ensuring they have the means to cope with immediate expenses and support themselves in the absence of the loved one’s income.

Medical Malpractice

In cases where medical negligence results in the death of a patient, the surviving family members may pursue a wrongful death claim. The family may need help to cover medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of income, and the emotional suffering caused by the loss. A lawsuit can also provide resources for counseling and therapy to help the family members cope with their grief and emotional trauma.

Workplace Accident

When a fatal workplace accident occurs due to unsafe conditions or employer negligence, it may meet the conditions for a wrongful death claim. Monetary compensation may help the family with funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support, and loss of consortium. It can also provide financial stability for the surviving family members, so they meet their ongoing financial obligations.

Product Liability

If a defective product causes a fatal injury, the deceased person’s family may file a wrongful death claim against the manufacturer and possibly the distributor. Financial recovery can help the surviving family members with their ongoing expenses resulting from the defective product.

Call Me Today!

During my career, I have served as an assistant prosecutor, and an attorney for the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Union, but nothing has come close to giving me the satisfaction of being a plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer. I feel honored and privileged to continue the good fight, because what resonates in my mind is the memory of my grandmother, Veronica Vulich, and her prophecy that there will be people who really need my help. I look forward with excitement and anticipation to continue my calling over the next 20 years.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of work-related injuries or unsafe medical practices, I can help you. If you were in a car accident or truck accident, or if you lost a family member to a wrongful death or surgical malpractice, I will find out exactly what happened and will do everything in my power to see that you are properly compensated.

Call me today and we’ll discuss your case. As a medical malpractice lawyer in Ohio, I have the resources and experience to hold the negligent parties accountable, and I’ll Make Them Pay!® so that you can receive the necessary care and compensation to manage your health and your life.


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 life.read 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 Bless.read 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 else.read 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
Damon Mitchell Sr .1st. (The Old-Man !!! Pop's !!!)
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 Misny.read 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 time.read 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 Cleveland.read 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 away.read 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 highly.read 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 that.read 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 honorably.read 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 pay.read more
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The Law Offices of Tim Misny

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3100 E. 45th St.
Suite 444
Cleveland OH 44127
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Willoughby, Ohio 44094

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