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(1947 - 2022)

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Largest Ohio Settlement for Natural Gas Explosion Injuries

$24.3 Mil settlement in a residential natural gas explosion case where uncapped gas line caused death of mother and disabled adult son; husband/father survived explosion and fire with severe burns and scarring.

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$2.1 Mil Recovered in Off-Road Vehicle Crash

Runaway off-road vehicle crash where rider suffered multiple leg, ankle and pelvic fractures; off-road vehicle lacked safe throttle design features resulting in $2.1 Mil settlement.

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$650,000 Recovered for Wrongful Death of Teen on a RipStik

16-year-old high school student died after falling from “RipStik” style skateboard and into the path of inattentive school bus driver who failed to keep a proper lookout for students on school grounds.

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Residential Natural Gas Explosion - $2.75 Mil Settlement

Residential natural gas explosion case involved leaking external gas line, causing death of wife and scarring to surviving husband.

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Defective Tire Causes Motorcyclist to be Thrown from Bike - $550,000 Settlement

56-year-old motorcyclist suffered lacerations and upper body fractures when thrown from bike following sudden loss of air from rear tire. Tire installation negligently performed by motorcycle repair shop.

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$1 Mil Recovery for Trip and Fall Victim

$1 Mil settlement reached in a slip and fall accident resulting in permanent spinal injury. A 54-year-old woman at an apartment complex tripped and fell on a step that had previously been painted red as a warning. The failure of the apartment complex to maintain the visual warning of the step resulted in a hazardous condition that led to the injury.

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$20,000 in Damages Recovered by 82-Year-Old

An 82-year-old nursing home resident, and a high fall risk patient, was improperly monitored by nursing home staff, resulting in a fall, severe head injuries, and lacerations. The resident recovered $20,000 in damages.

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Intoxicated Man Struck by Train Recovers Settlement

An intoxicated man walking on Conrail tracks was struck by a train and recovered $15,000.

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$47,500 Recovered by 41-Year-Old Man in Auto Accident

A 41-year-old man recovered $47,500 when he was injured due to another driver making a left turn in front of him.

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$50,000 Recovered After Being Struck by A Driver Asleep at the Wheel

A 27-year-old man recovered $50,000 when another driver fell asleep at the wheel, crossed left of center, and struck plaintiff’s vehicle head-on.

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Severe Rear-End Auto Accident Results in $210,000 Recovered

A 45-year-old woman recovered $210,000 when she was involved in a severe rear-end automobile collision.

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Woman and Mother Each Recover $100,000

A 53-year-old woman and her 71-year-old mother were severely injured in an auto accident when another driver negligently crossed the double yellow lines. The daughter recovered $105,000 policy limits and the mother recovered $100,000.

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Head on Collision Results in $122,000 Recovered

A 74-year-old woman recovered $122,000 when the driver of another vehicle struck her vehicle head-on.

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Improperly Secured Wheelchair

A 25-year-old woman confined to a wheelchair sustained injuries when her wheelchair was not properly secured in an ambulance, causing the wheelchair to overturn while in transit to the hospital. She recovered $25,000 for her injuries.

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17-Year-Old Boy Recovers $85,000 After Driver Falls Asleep

$85,000 was tendered to a 17-year-old boy who suffered personal injuries when his driver fell asleep at the wheel and lost control of the vehicle.

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Damages Recovered by 45-Year-Old When Employer Fails to Reinstate

A 45-year-old man recovered damages from his employer when it failed to reinstate him to his position after he sustained a non-work-related injury and completed all required medical exams.

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Severe Rear-End Auto Accident Results in $210,000 Recovered

A 45-year-old woman recovered $210,000 when she was involved in a severe rear-end automobile accident.

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Father Recovers $600,000 After Doctor Deviated from Standards

$600,000 was awarded to the estate of a 36-year-old father of three who died from drug intoxication. A claim was pursued against the doctor who deviated from acceptable standards of medical care.

Did You Know

Did You Know

In 1852 Ohio was the first state to enact laws protecting working women.

50% of the United States population lives within a 500 mile radius of Columbus.

When you retain Friedman, Domiano & Smith as your law firm, you get much more than the service of just one lawyer. You also receive a case manager and paralegal assisting your case.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that almost half of all medical malpractice lawsuits filed in the US are brought against surgeons.

Compared with other vehicle types, utility vehicles experience the highest rollover rates in injuries that cause injury or death.

Negligence is a failure to use ordinary care. Ordinary care means that each person is required to use the care that any reasonably careful person would use under the same circumstances to avoid injury.

In a civil case, a lawyer must prove the injured person's claim by a "preponderance of the evidence." This means that the lawyer has to prove that the injured person has the greater weight of evidence.

When you are involved in a car accident, you are allowed to choose your own repair shop under Ohio law. The insurance company may suggest a shop but cannot force you to accept its recommendation.

Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the care provided does not meet the accepted standards of its specialty.

In Ohio it is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday.

Personal Injury Lawyers in Cleveland, Ohio

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.

We strive to provide you with the best possible representation at every stage of your case. From your first phone call until a favorable settlement or jury verdict, our attorneys will take the time to answer your questions and involve you closely in the process.

The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Board of Trial Advocacy Avvo Ration 9.5, Jeffrey Howard Friedman, Top Attorney Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Martindale-Hubbel, AV Preeminent, Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence, 5.0/5.0 Peer Rating

Auto Accident Lawyers

An automobile crash can happen in the blink of an eye. However, the injuries that result from an automobile accident can impact the rest of a person's life. The lawyers at Friedman, Domiano & Smith know just how much car accidents can permanently change the lives of personal injury victims and their families.

Our attorneys and support staff know you have enough on your mind. We handle all of your legal matters, so you can focus on recovering from your motor vehicle accident. We even visit clients at home or in the hospital when necessary to talk about important case information and to be sure that we are handling your case in the way you see fit.

Medical Malpractice Attorneys

If you or someone you care about has become the victim of medical malpractice, filing a lawsuit can be the best way to make sure that the same harm does not happen to others in the future. Medical malpractice lawsuits hold health care professionals accountable for the harm they cause. In addition to giving malpractice victims and their families the resources needed to move forward with their lives, a malpractice lawsuit can lead to policy and procedure changes.

When a health care professional makes a mistake, the cost can be very great—from a permanent disability to death. The attorneys at Friedman, Domiano & Smith have won countless cases for people throughout Ohio who have suffered from medical mistakes.

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FDS pursued our case with compassion and took the time to take our calls and answered all our questions. We are truly grateful to Marco Bocciarelli for his efforts and are delighted with the outcome of our case. Thank you so very much.

- Margaret F.

Doctors aren’t always right, and they certainly got it wrong in my case when they dismissed and ignored my symptoms. When my heart attack was left untreated, the doctors’ mistakes nearly killed me. I’m glad I turned to Friedman, Domiano & Smith. Your team guided me through this legal battle and helped me get restitution.

- Marshelle Patterson

A car turned right in front of my motorcycle causing an unavoidable accident. When the driver’s insurance company rushed to offer a settlement, I wasn’t sure what to do. The lawyers at Friedman, Domiano & Smith advised me of my rights and were able to obtain more extensive compensation for my injuries. Thank you for your guidance and kindness during an overwhelming experience.

- Jerry Bound

Unsafe conditions at my workplace caused a brick wall to collapse leaving me injured and unable to return to work. Worker’s Compensation didn’t even come close to covering my losses. Your team at Friedman, Domiano & Smith went above and beyond to help me attain compensation beyond what Workers Compensation paid.

- Steve Killeen

What About Costs?

We collect no fees until you recover on your claim. We commit substantial resources to investigate your case, hire expert witnesses, and cover necessary expenses. If we win, we recover these expenditures. If not, you owe us nothing.

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We feel our success is based on our defined approach to each case, which includes a thorough investigation, a full review of legal documents and ongoing consultations.

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