Personal Injury Lawyers
Friedman, Domiano & Smith is recognized as one of Ohio’s leading personal injury law firms. Years of experience and a team of knowledgeable attorneys help us to successfully handle even the most serious and complex cases.
Representing the Injured for Over 40 Years
We provide full service legal help to people who are injured. The attorneys at Friedman, Domiano & Smith level the playing field against big insurance companies and corporate interests.
Here’s What We’ll Do
We always start by conducting a thorough investigation, then consult with highly regarded experts. Once we have a clear sense of your case, we’ll advise you on your options. Read more about our approach.
How to get help
Call us today at 800-280-0070 or complete our online form to get a free consultation and learn more about your rights.
Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury
If you are considering hiring a personal injury attorney, you may have concerns about contacting a lawyer about your accident. We answer your most frequently asked questions below.
When you are hiring a personal injury lawyer, the first thing you want to do is make sure you find a person who has experience in the area that you are trying to pursue a claim in or file a lawsuit in. Different lawyers specialize in different things and you don’t want somebody who specializes in divorce or something completely unrelated to handling your auto accident and vice versa. So it’s important to get somebody with experience in the field that you are pursuing.
You also want to make sure that you find somebody that you’re comfortable with because when you hire a lawyer, it’s not usually just for a day — it’s a relationship that can last a decent period of time depending on how long your claim takes.
You want to make sure you can find somebody you trust, and somebody who you can talk to. Especially in the area of personal injury, it’s important to find somebody who listens because the lawyer should be able to sit down with you and talk to you about your life, your situation, and how your injuries are affecting you. These are just some of the things a lawyer will use to get you fair compensation for your injuries.
Most personal injury attorneys work on what is called a contingency fee. A contingency fee means we don’t get paid for our time and our services unless we get you compensation. So, you don’t owe us anything up front as far as our attorney fee. We also will front the case expenses associated with your case.
Case expenses are money that we have to spend to prove your case. Some of that can be getting evidence, like your medical records, your medical bills, pictures, and copies of the police report. Other times it can be fees that we have to pay to other witnesses in order to prove your case.
If you a personal injury attorney at Friedman, Domiano & Smith, you’ll be able to sign a contingency fee agreement, which means that you don’t owe any money up front including case expenses, and you don’t owe any money unless our attorney makes a recovery from a settlement or from a jury verdict.
Negligence is the legal standard that we have to prove to get compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering if you’re in many different types of accidents. What negligence means is that the other party was more at fault than you. Basically, the scale of justice has to tip just a little bit and be higher on one side.
To prove negligence in court, we just need a little evidence to tip the scale in our favor. Negligence is also called carelessness and just means that the other party is more at fault than you are.
The Facts About Personal Injury
Regardless of the obstacles you face – from personal injury and workplace injuries to premises liability and product liability – we can help you achieve the best possible results.