In Ohio, workers are covered by workers’ compensation. Sometimes that’s through the state’s workers’ compensation fund and some employers are self-insured. But, when you have been hurt at work, workers’ compensation can cover you.Read more.
Learning to ride a bicycle is a popular requisite of growing up, and this makes bike safety for kids a concern for all parents. We can’t be with our children all the time, but we can […]Read more.
After a tough few months, everyone is ready for all the fun of summer. You want to finally feel free to have fun and socialize freely with others while enjoying a cold one and eating all […]Read more.
The majority of households in Ohio use natural gas as their heating source, at 65.5 percent, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. This fuel source has the potential of leaking out of pipes and creating […]Read more.
Winter driving can be challenging for Ohio drivers, even those with lots of experience. Freezing temperatures, frequent snow and icy roads are normal hazards. Even the most seasoned driver can be involved in an accident due […]Read more.
Toys are an essential part of your child’s development. They provide hours of entertainment and fun, encourage imaginative play and create some happy memories that will stay with your child for the rest of their life. […]Read more.
As a parent, your vehicle is no doubt a hive of activity. Whether you are chauffeuring your youngest to and from daycare or taking your older children to sports practice, you’ll want to make sure they […]Read more.
Riding your bicycle is one of the most enjoyable and healthy activities for kids and adults. It’s environmentally sound and available to members of all economic groups. Cycling can also a be a dangerous activity, especially […]Read more.
More and more families are aware of the threat of concussion. Everyone risks serious injury when playing contact sports or driving, and even a fall can cause this form of head injury. Part of the challenge […]Read more.
There’s nothing quite like the unconditional love bestowed upon a child by the family dog. A well-chosen breed goes a long way to turning dreams of a successful pet experience into reality. Qualities to look for […]Read more.
The stress and chaos that follow a car accident only compound if the driver who hit you is uninsured or underinsured. In Ohio, drivers must either prove financial responsibility or have auto insurance before hitting the […]Read more.
All parents worry about what the future holds for their children. But parents whose child is living with the effects of a birth injury may have more complex concerns, including how to provide appropriate medical and […]Read more.
Bicycling has increased in popularity due to the health benefits and the ease of transportation. However, this pastime has a downside as well – the risk of accidents. In 2014, the most recent year for which […]Read more.
People with TBI have hope and treatment options. With education about the condition you can help your loved one recover. What is Brain Injury? Brain injury comes in many forms. The two main types are open […]Read more.
It is very common for people to not file a lawsuit, even when they have a right to take legal action. You can consider pursuing a lawsuit whenever you have experienced an event of negligence or […]Read more.
Product liability refers to the area of tort law that determines who will be held responsible when someone is injured after using a product. If a product has injured you or a family member, you need […]Read more.
A wrongful death lawsuit can help you recover damages if your loved one passed away because of the negligence or intentional misbehavior of another party. A wrongful death lawsuit, governed by Ohio Revised Statutes Section 2125, […]Read more.
Ohio drivers are often dangerously unaware that they’re sharing the roadways with pedestrians. In 2015, 118 pedestrians were killed by a motor vehicle. Those lucky enough to survive a pedestrian accident face devastating injuries, costly medical […]Read more.
After a truck accident, you will likely have many questions about your situation. You might wonder if you can ever get your life back on track and what rights are available to you and whether you […]Read more.
According to OSHA, four types of situations cause more than 50 percent of all construction site injuries: falls, electrocution, being struck by something, and being caught in between things. While accidents do happen, many of these […]Read more.
While motorcycle operators certainly enjoy greater freedom on the road, it can come with a high price in the event of an accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as many as 92,000 motorcycle […]Read more.
Dog bites can cause serious harm. If a dog attacks, you might experience emotional trauma or have to go to the hospital, which can be expensive. In Ohio, a dog and animal bite lawyer can help you […]Read more.
Recent studies have found that up to 10 percent of elderly individuals suffer abuse. Sadly, this can happen at the nursing home you trust with your aging parents. The causes of this abuse are many — […]Read more.
If you’re injured in an accident, you may be stuck wondering whether your pain is normal or indicative of serious problems. One common injury that causes this confusion is whiplash. After sustaining a whiplash injury, you […]Read more.
Many possible factors determine the nature of injuries sustained in a car accident. As expected, speed of impact and use of seat belts play decisive roles, but there are many other variables that can be equally […]Read more.
A car accident can be a very stressful event for anyone. It is important to stay calm and gather as much helpful information as you can. First and foremost, seek medical treatment immediately if you have […]Read more.
Most of us do not expect to be injured at a grocery store or shopping mall. However, should the unexpected happen, you may be able to file a claim and receive compensation for not only your […]Read more.
Another winter has come and snow storms are to be expected. As Northeast Ohioans, most of us can certainly say that we have almost slipped and fell on ice while walking on sidewalks during the wintry […]Read more.
Celebrating Halloween during your college years can be a blast, but there are extra precautions you should take when it comes time to party. Here are some tips on how college students can stay safe during […]Read more.
It’s a holiday with unpredictable weather, during a time when it gets darker earlier, and on top of that, no one looks quite like themselves—it’s Halloween! Here are some safety tips for keeping your children safe […]Read more.
What do you think of when you hear about arson? If you’re thinking about someone deliberately setting a fire, you’re right on point, but there are more specific details to this criminal action. In the Ohio […]Read more.
In forced arbitration, a company requires a consumer or employee to submit any dispute that may arise to binding arbitration as a condition of employment or buying a product or service.Read more.
Last week, we shared with you some of the major cases that fall under the Ohio Statute of Limitations. Today, we will break down the facts of one of the civil crimes, assault and battery. What […]Read more.
You may hear the term, “statutes of limitations,” quite often when the law is involved–but what exactly does this mean? Basically, these are laws that set time limits on how long you have to file a […]Read more.
Having trouble finding the lawyer for you? We explain what you should look for in a time of legal need. What should I look for in a lawyer? Someone with experience When you are hiring a […]Read more.
These stories in Northeast Ohio are too important not to keep sharing. Here’s a recap of the most-talked about news stories in the region, via Cleveland.com: A 74 year-old Hinckley man pleads not guilty to raping […]Read more.
If you’ve been attacked or bit by an animal that is not a cat or dog, please turn to us for help. Jeff describes how we handle these cases in the video above. Are there other […]Read more.
A recent story out of Louisiana State University (LSU) alleges that the president of the LSU Alumni Association asked to pay off a woman he had a sexual relationship with if she resigned from her job. In no […]Read more.
Getting injured on a construction site can be a tricky case to legally understand. That’s what we’re here for. Watch, as Jeff explains what this scenario could mean for you! What do I do if I’ve […]Read more.
Over a half-million residents lost drinking water in Toledo this past week due to the poisonous algae infestation in Lake Erie. Government officials are predicting that Lake Erie is becoming far more dangerous in the years […]Read more.
If you’ve had a work injury that affects your ability to work, this can be a very stressful time for you and your family. We explain some options below for managing this difficult time. I haven’t […]Read more.
According to a report by Cleveland.com at the end of 2013, these urban intersections in Northeast Ohio proved to be the most dangerous; that is, having had the highest average of auto crashes over the course […]Read more.
Do you think you’ve been a victim of a civil rights violation? If you’re not sure, watch our vlog as Jeff explains what this situation might entail. What is a civil rights violation? A civil rights […]Read more.
If you’ve never had to file a claim or sue anyone before, it can be difficult to understand the different scenarios in which you find yourself. What are the different things I can make a claim/sue […]Read more.
Contrary to common belief, nursing home negligence is not considered the same as medical malpractice. Why? Watch, as Jeff explains the answer above: Is nursing home negligence the same as medical malpractice? Nursing home negligence is […]Read more.
This past Fourth of July weekend, the Ohio State Highway Patrol arrested nearly 750 people for impaired driving. According to reports from Cleveland.com, Troopers also issued over 6,400 tickets for seatbelt violations and a whopping 3,000 […]Read more.
Did you know that there are workers’ compensation claims outside of workplace injury? Jeff explains what those are, below: Are there claims outside of workers’ compensation claims? Yes there are claims outside of workers’ compensation claims. […]Read more.
Healthcare professionals are held in very high regard in our eyes, but sometimes, mistakes happen. A recent study done by JAMA Internal Medicine, shares the top reasons why internists (medical specialists) are sued for medical malpractice. […]Read more.
Can you think of the last time you cleaned out your medicine cabinet? Believe it or not, many of those generic or prescription medications are expiring before your eyes. Even worse, some of those medications may […]Read more.
Have you experienced a case of nursing home negligence involving your loved ones? Jeff explains why we do not take these cases lightly, in our video blog. What is the most commonly-reported case of nursing home […]Read more.
Getting injured at your place of work is a serious matter. If you or a loved one has been injured, follow these five steps to filing a proper claim. Report your injury as soon as possible.Your […]Read more.
Making a claim for personal injury involves more than getting what you deserve. We share why and how an attorney must prove that your injuries were all completely related to an accident below. Q: How does […]Read more.
We recently shared an article on social media about a family’s struggle with their son’s Cerebral Palsy and the lawsuit that alleges medical negligence against the hospital who delivered him. These types of cases come around […]Read more.
Many different scenarios can happen at your place of work that could qualify for a workers’ compensation claim. Watch, as Jeff breaks down the different qualifications for this type of claim. How do I know if […]Read more.
The operator of El Dorado Chemical Company, the south Arkansas chemical plant that exploded in 2012, has filed a federal lawsuit against Air Liquide, the supplier that is responsible for over $100 million in damages and […]Read more.
Road trip season is finally here! If you and your loved ones are driving to your vacation destination, make sure you are prepared for safe travels. Here are some tips to keep in mind. 10 Tips […]Read more.
You might be surprised to find out that trucking accidents are almost completely different from car accidents. Watch, as Jeff explains in the video below. Q: How do trucking accidents differ from car accidents? A: Trucking accidents […]Read more.
Whether you are the driver of a motorcycle or driving by one, it is essential to be aware of your surroundings in order to stay safe and avoid a motorcycle accident. All drivers must be in […]Read more.
If you or a loved one has even been in a car accident, you know that it can be a traumatizing experience for everyone involved. It is difficult to predict what the best actions to take […]Read more.
If terms of employment discrimination are unclear to you, Jeff guides you through the criteria that could help you file a claim. Watch, below! Q: Does employment discrimination only involve being discharged? A: No, employment discrimination […]Read more.
Being involved in an auto accident can be scary if you’re the driver or a passenger. If you are a passenger, it is important to know what to do if the driver doesn’t have insurance. I […]Read more.
If a person in an organization exposes misconduct or alleged illegal activity occurring within that organization, he or she is considered to be a “whistleblower.” While a whistleblower may be trying to help the organization in […]Read more.
Do you feel like you’ve been wrongfully discriminated at your place of work? Jeff answers your question that will have you taking a step back to notice how serious your case could be. Watch, here: Q: […]Read more.
Q: How do I know if I should use an attorney if I or my loved one has been bitten by a dog? A: If you or your child has been bitten by a dog, it […]Read more.
If you have been denied benefits upon applying for social security, Jeff explains why you need an attorney to help you fight this case, in our video blog. How do I know if I need an […]Read more.
In light of the current Malaysian Airlines flight tragedy (CNN), we want to share with you what to do if you or a loved one has been involved in a major accident like this one. If […]Read more.
An incident in medical malpractice can happen at any time. As a patient or loved one of a patient, it is important to understand how to prove it happened in a court of law. Jeff breaks […]Read more.
There are different spots in the region where construction is in full-swing, gearing to make buildings look nicer and roads easier to travel. Construction sites, as a worker and as a pedestrian/driver, can be dangerous areas […]Read more.
Not sure what actions to take after Medicaid has paid your personal injury bills? We talk below about subrogation in the state of Ohio and how it relates to reimbursing Medicaid. Do I have to pay […]Read more.
Do you think you have a case that could potentially result in medical malpractice? Jeffrey H. Friedman takes you through the basics of what a medical malpractice case could involve. What does a medical malpractice case […]Read more.
Although motorcycle accidents occur less frequently than car accidents, it doesn’t mean that the aftermath of these accidents is less tragic. It is important for the owner of a motorcycle, dirt bike, or other type of […]Read more.
Medical malpractice cases vary from person-to-person. Jeff gives an example of what kind of damages you could expect from a general medical malpractice case. Q: What types of damages can I expect to recover from a […]Read more.
When families are unable to take care of an elderly relative, it is common that the family finds a nursing home to provide the proper care for that relative. Do not let your loved ones become […]Read more.
If you or a loved one has been in an auto accident, you know it can be a trying time for all parties involved. We shed some light on when you should seek out an attorney […]Read more.
Workers at Co-op City apartment complex in the Bronx are claiming that they have been cheated out of compensation, including overtime pay. In a class-action lawsuit, the workers claim that the companies that run the apartment […]Read more.
It is imperative that you take action if you or a loved one has suffered from a medical malpractice case. Jeff takes you through what you need to know, especially if medical malpractice results in death. […]Read more.
The family of Matthew Hook, from Dublin, Ohio, has settled a federal civil rights lawsuit with the Columbus suburb of Perry Township, its board of trustees, and a police officer for $2.25 million. Hook had suffered […]Read more.
Uber, a successful transportation company that allows users of its app to request drivers, has been charged with its first wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit seeks damages in the death of 6 year-old Sophia Liu, who […]Read more.
A federal lawsuit has been charged against the company whose chemicals leaked into the Elk River and left thousands of West Virginians without water for more than a week. Eastman Chemical Company, which makes a chemical […]Read more.
What action can you take if a child is born with a birth injury? If your child has been subjected to an injury during the birthing process, we can help. Watch as Jeff explains the necessary […]Read more.
A Tolland physician and his employers were struck with an $8 million wrongful death lawsuit after the parties were found liable for the death of James Morrin, who killed his wife and then himself in 2009. […]Read more.
Does a statute of limitations exist for medical malpractice? Hear about the Ohio statute of limitations from Jeff in his latest video. Also, discover how Friedman, Domiano and Smith can help you in case of medical […]Read more.
A settlement has been reached in the Lafayette city-parish government after a woman filed a lawsuit because she broad-sided a police cruiser that was going through a red light while responding to another traffic accident. The […]Read more.
In 2009 a student at Minnesota Duluth was riding her bicycle and became injured after she was thrown from her bike near an intersection. The city of Duluth had recently resurfaced the intersection that Cassandra Olson […]Read more.
If your child has been bit by a dog, who is held responsible for the injuries and medical bills? We talk below about Ohio’s laws regarding dog bites and what you should do if this ever […]Read more.
Today, Jeff is speaking to why he decided to become a lawyer. Listen to his unique and compelling story and see why Jeff is so passionate about and committed to the work he does every day. […]Read more.
A gym teacher at the former Rogers School, Robert Martinez, sexually assaulted an 8-year-old boy in the 1970’s under the noses of school officials. A suit filed against Martinez seeks unspecified damages against him, who now […]Read more.
Maurice Howard, a 27-year-old black man from Maui, is suing Hertz and Facebook because employees of the car company made racist comments about him on the social website. His attorney stated what was done was a […]Read more.
If you are injured at work and it is your employers fault, you may need to take legal action. Learn about the Ohio laws regarding worker’s compensation and work injury and hear about what you can […]Read more.
When a routine surgical procedure went wrong at John Cochran VA Medical Center, a U.S. Army veteran lost his leg and suffered severe brain damage. He’s been awarded $8.3 million in a medical negligence lawsuit. Dirk […]Read more.
Johnson & Johnson is in the media again – this time it’s for defective hip implants. The company will pay more than $4 billion to settle more than 7,500 lawsuits. Thousands of people have already had […]Read more.
Five years ago, a young woman, Debra Davis, and her friend were killed due to drunk driving after a country music concert at Gillette Stadium in Boston. Davis’ family was seeking $2.5 million from the Kraft […]Read more.
Do you recall back in May when a limo full of nurses celebrating nuptials of one of the passengers caught fire in California? Family members of the women who died have recently filed a wrongful death […]Read more.
If you have complained to your landlord about fixing dangerous problems at your rental property and have been ignored, you may have legal rights to fight for. Learn about the landlord tenant act and landlord liability […]Read more.
In Nashville, nearly a half a million settlement has been agreed upon – a United States immigrant was illegally shackled to a hospital bed during labor because she was arrested during a traffic stop. This ends […]Read more.
Tragedy Involving a Truck Accident On October 9th, 2013 a Greyhound bus and tractor trailer collided on Interstate 80. It was heading to Cleveland – one person was killed and dozens more were injured, NBC News […]Read more.
In 2011, the Cates family elected (after having scheduled a C-section) for a vaginal delivery for their breech baby. After consulting with numerous doctors, the Cates felt this was a safe way to deliver their baby […]Read more.
Leon D. Ford, a 20-year-old man from Shael, Pennsylvania is filing a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Pittsburgh, its police leadership and three officers this week. Ford is accusing officers of, “excessive force, unlawful […]Read more.
A New York City family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit asking for $25 million against the New York Police Department after their son, a bodega worker; Rynaldo Cuevas was shot and killed by police officers […]Read more.