The North Coast Harbor Ice Fest is happening on Saturday, February 11th at the Voinovich Bicentennial Park and the walkways between the Great Lakes Science Center and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. This […]Read more.
Is the insurance company handling your accident claim in good faith? They have a legal obligation to act in good faith when a claim is filed. For example, they are within their rights to deny a […]Read more.
Cleveland Kurentovanje Brings Costumes, Slovenian Food and Drink, Cultural Performances and a Parade
The Cleveland Kurentovanje festival has been celebrated in the St. Clair-Superior Neighborhood since 2013. The festival celebrates the end of winter and the beginning of spring. This year the festival starts on Sunday, February 5th and […]Read more.
We are excited to announce we are giving away entries to Cleveland Crunch soccer matches in January, February and March. Visit our Facebook page to learn more. Here is the Cleveland Crunch’s schedule for 2023: Saturday, […]Read more.
Our firm is sponsoring the Cleveland Crunch indoor soccer team, which competes in the central division of Major League Indoor Soccer. Our sponsorship is for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 seasons (September 1, 2022, through July 1, […]Read more.
After an accident, one of the most important things you can do is contact an experienced attorney. He or she may be able to help you seek compensation for the damages you suffered. This includes your […]Read more.
There are a wide variety of online calculators to help people determine how much things cost or how much money may be available in certain situations. For example, there are online calculators that people can use […]Read more.
The shoulder of any road can be a dangerous place for drivers. Sometimes it may be necessary to pull over, but you need to be cautious because passing drivers often are not. If a crash occurs […]Read more.
One of the fears crash victims have about contacting a lawyer is that the lawyer will need to file a lawsuit. However, most car crash claims do not result in a lawsuit being filed. Most of […]Read more.
Sometimes car crashes cause minor injuries that do not require much, if any, treatment. The problem is injured victims might think they have minor injuries even though their injuries are more severe. Victims might think their […]Read more.
Sometimes people who get injured in an accident are already dealing with health problems. For example, you might have been dealing with back problems before the accident and your existing medical issues may have been aggravated […]Read more.
Pain and suffering refer to the physical and emotional damage caused by a personal injury. While pain and suffering are quite real for victims, these damages can be tough to quantify. Each injury is unique, and […]Read more.
Accident victims who suffer soft-tissue injuries experience pain, discomfort and mobility issues. If you suffered a soft-tissue injury, you have the right to pursue compensation. Even if the insurance company tries to downplay the severity of […]Read more.
Crash victims often have many questions about what to do next, particularly if the driver who caused the crash was killed. Can you still file an insurance claim? What about a lawsuit? Crash victims may also […]Read more.
Most car crashes are the result of negligent actions in the moments before impact. There are also accidents that result from negligence in the days or weeks before the collision occurred. For example, failing to add […]Read more.
There are two main ways a personal injury case may resolve. Most often the insurance company and the victim’s attorney will agree to a settlement out of court. Less commonly, a case will go to court […]Read more.
Drowsy driving has become an epidemic across the nation. There are far too many people who do not get nearly enough sleep each day. However, this does not stop them from getting behind the wheel to […]Read more.
So many of us post on social media each day, often multiple times per day. We post about so many things that it is not surprising personal injury victims would post about the accident, their injuries […]Read more.
Sometimes it seems impossible to get two sides to reach an agreement that resolves a dispute. This may happen with many car crash claims, as insurance companies are always trying to avoid paying full compensation to […]Read more.
There are new developments in the investigation into a daycare worker who was charged after a 15-month-old toddler suffered a broken leg. Friedman, Domiano & Smith partner Marco Bocciarelli is preparing a civil lawsuit on behalf […]Read more.
The FOX 8 I-Team released video footage from an Avon Lake daycare center where a 15-month-old child suffered a broken leg. The video shows a daycare worker picking the child up by the arm and dropping […]Read more.
Back injuries can be debilitating and require expensive, ongoing treatment. That is why car insurance companies want to find any reason to deny a claim for a back injury or a reason to justify a lowball […]Read more.
U-turns are dangerous for a variety of reasons. Sometimes drivers who make these turns are lost and unfamiliar with where they are. When drivers are unsure about where they are going, they may not be as […]Read more.
You may have seen the driver of the car that hit yours staring at his or her phone seconds before the collision. However, this is not enough to prove distracted driving. You will need additional evidence […]Read more.
Many personal injury victims do not know what to expect from the legal process. That is why there are a lot of misconceptions about personal injury claims. It can be helpful to review the steps in […]Read more.
It is true that the driver who was making a left turn is often the one at fault for a collision, but this is not true all the time. There can be times when an oncoming […]Read more.
A crash scene can be a hectic and chaotic place with a lot of things going on at once. Crash victims may be confused and unsure about their next steps as they wait for emergency personnel […]Read more.
Head injuries are some of the most common types of injuries sustained in auto accidents. They range in severity from a mild concussion to a traumatic brain injury that has the potential to affect a victim’s […]Read more.
People file injury claims for a wide variety of car accidents, but many of these claims involve rear-end collisions. Rear-end crashes are one of the most common types of car accidents, partly because they can […]Read more.
Surgery may be a viable treatment option for a wide variety of injuries, including injuries suffered in a car crash or other type of accident caused by negligence. Sometimes surgery can fix a problem or fix […]Read more.
There are several things car crash victims must prove to validate a claim for compensation. They not only need to prove that they suffered an injury, but they must also prove the connection between that injury […]Read more.
Car insurance companies use various strategies to find reasons to devalue or even deny claims filed by crash victims. Some strategies are less common than others, like hiring a private investigator. Typically, insurance companies only do […]Read more.
Many personal injury claims involve one at-fault party, such as a driver, product manufacturer or property owner. However, sometimes there are multiple at-fault parties, including the victim. Like many states, Ohio allows victims who are partially […]Read more.
Many auto accidents are the result of one driver failing to yield the right of way to another. These crashes can result in serious injuries, particularly if one or both vehicles involved were traveling at high […]Read more.
Companies that offer dangerous or life-threatening activities often ask their customers to sign a liability waiver. For example, before you go skydiving, use equipment at a gym/fitness center or go rock climbing, you may be asked […]Read more.
Do you know when you are required to report a car crash? Many people, when involved with what at first seems to be a minor motor vehicle accident, will not call the police or report the […]Read more.
Many injury victims are anxious about returning to work because they need the money to pay their bills. Not working for even a few days, much less weeks or longer, can be financially devastating for many […]Read more.
Friedman, Domiano & Smith Senior Partner Marco Bocciarelli did an interview earlier this week on New Day Cleveland about uninsured motorist coverage. Watch him discuss the importance of protecting yourself in case you get into a […]Read more.
Friedman, Domiano & Smith’s main office is now in Suite 1675. We have moved from Suite 1055. We are still in the same building at 55 Public Square. We have been representing the injured in Northeast […]Read more.
Even though Ohio drivers are required to purchase liability insurance in case they cause an accident, some choose not to. You never know when you may be sharing the road with one or more of these […]Read more.
Despite what you hear in their advertisements, car insurance companies are not committed to your best interests. They are committed to their bottom line, which means they process claims based on what will make them money […]Read more.
Car insurance companies often tell crash victims that providing a recorded statement about the accident can help speed up the legal process. Insurance companies want you to believe they are on your side and are committed […]Read more.