What Type of Lawyer Do I Need?

Each and every day we answer a multitude of emails and calls from potential clients. These emails and calls relate to a host of legal situations and requirements.  Deciphering what type of lawyer is needed can often be a difficult task for people!  Here are some tips to determining the right type of lawyer for your case.

Medical Related Injuries

Medical related mistakes, injuries and deaths are often preventable or at the very least, predictable. If you or someone you love suffered as the result of a negligent medical professional, you would require a medical malpractice lawyer.

  • Medical Negligence
  • Surgical Errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Anesthesia or Medication Errors
  • Infection

The statute of limitations on a medical malpractice claim in Ohio is 1 year.

Birth Injury

Cases in which the mother, child or both are harmed during pregnancy, delivery or immediately following delivery, would be entrusted to a birth injury lawyer.

  • Cesarean Injuries
  • Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Anoxic or Hypoxic Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Uterine Rupture
  • Should Dystocia
  • High Risk Pregnancy Complications

The statute of limitations on a birth injury claim is 1 year in Ohio. An injured child has 1 year from the time they turn 18 to file a claim for past injury.

Car Accidents

Accidents as a result of someone else’s’ negligence can have catastrophic results. If you were involved in a serious accident, you would need an experienced car accident attorney.

  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Road Rage Incidents

Work Related Injuries

Injuries that occur as a direct result of an accident at work, a repeated work place activity or a workplace related illness would be trusted to a workers’ compensation attorney.

  • Serious Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Repeated Behavior Injuries
  • Occupational Disease (Cancers, etc.)

Nursing Home

Nursing home related claims, such as nursing home neglect or nursing home abuse, would be for a nursing home abuse lawyer.

  • Lack of Care
  • Medical Negligence
  • Physical Abuse
  • Emotional and Verbal Abuse
  • Restraint
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Financial Abuse

Personal Injury / Catastrophic Injury

Personal injury is commonly the most misunderstood and often confusing type of scenario. As we have outlined above, there are a plethora of tragedies that require experienced legal counsel. Personal injury is a confusing, blanket term used to describe a variety of cases.

A personal injury case is the direct result of someone’s’ negligent or intentional behavior injuring another individual. Personal injury attorneys often cover the above aforementioned cases, in addition to;

  • Wrongful Death
  • Catastrophic Injury
    • Severe brain injury
    • Back or neck injuries
    • Burns and amputations
    • Dog bites
    • Slips and falls
  • Social Security Disability
  • Some Intentional Torts

If you or someone you love has found yourself wondering if you need a lawyer, it is time to make the call.  As an experienced Ohio attorney, I have the legal expertise and committed time that can only come with 36 years of successful work and case results.

I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 877.944.4373.

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What Type of Lawyer Do I Need?
The first step of any legal claim is to find the right attorney for the case. People sometimes assume attorneys can handle any type of case. This is not the case and it is vital to the success of your case to select an attorney with the expertise in the particular legal area that defines the case.
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