One of the most devastating effects of a personal injury is permanent scarring or disfigurement. This is much more than a physical injury, as victims may experience significant psychological and emotional trauma. If you were injured […]Read more.
Many people are unsure about what to do after suffering a personal injury. While there are many steps to take after an injury, injured victims also have a duty to mitigate their damages. Below, we […]Read more.
While many of the lasting consequences of a personal injury are physical or mental, some are financial. Those who suffered catastrophic injuries usually cannot work in the same job as before. Even if they can work […]Read more.
People say there are two sides to every story. The problem is the person telling one side of a story could be lying. If you think the at-fault driver is lying about your Cleveland car crash, […]Read more.
There are many milestones in a personal injury case, such as the initial consultation with a lawyer or sending a demand letter to the insurance company. One of the most important milestones is when the victim […]Read more.
We are excited to announce Friedman, Domiano and Smith won Platinum and Gold at the 2023 Viddy Awards, a competition that honors video excellence in a variety of categories. Platinum is the competition’s top award. Our […]Read more.
The summer music festival season is here, offering a wide variety of musical entertainment. While concert and festivalgoers just want to have fun, these events can present a risk of serious injuries. If you suffered concert […]Read more.
One of the biggest risks from a slip and fall is a head injury. Victims could hit their heads on the ground or on a fixed object (stairway railing, furniture, merchandise, etc.). You could suffer a […]Read more.
For many personal injury victims, compensation from an insurance settlement cannot come soon enough. While you wait for your lawyer and the insurance company to agree on the value of your claim, medical bills and other […]Read more.
Most people know they need to be cautious when speaking to the insurance company after an accident. However, you do not need to be cautious about what you tell your lawyer about the accident and your […]Read more.
Slip and fall accidents happen throughout the year in Ohio. That said, they are much more likely to occur in the winter when people encounter ice and snow where they walk. Some may dismiss slip […]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, […]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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When you choose a nursing home for your loved one, your primary concern may be that your loved one is safe and well cared for. One aspect of proper care is ensuring the nursing home is […]Read more.
As autumn turns into winter, snow and ice are coming soon to Cleveland. As the snow piles up, snow removal becomes an issue for property owners. Ideally, everyone will safely clear their entranceways and exits, sidewalks, […]Read more.
Accidents can happen anywhere, from slipping on a wet floor while grocery shopping or on ice in front of hotel steps, tripping on a curb or wrinkled carpeting while walking through a lobby, or even stepping […]Read more.
When you place a loved one in a nursing home, you put your trust in the facility to care for them properly. Unfortunately, you cannot keep your eye on them 24/7 and some workers and facilities […]Read more.
When you suffer an injury due to the negligence or recklessness of someone else, it can put you in a difficult situation. On one hand, you shouldn’t have to pay for your medical bills and property […]Read more.
During the last four years, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services restricted financial penalties for some nursing home violations to a maximum one-time fine of $22,320 even if the violation was ongoing for months. […]Read more.
If you’ve suffered a serious injury as a result of someone else’s negligent actions, you have the right to bring a lawsuit against the responsible party to cover the costs of your medical treatment. If you […]Read more.
You never see it coming: you are walking through a store, parking lot, park or other gathering place when suddenly you lose your balance. You fall hard to the ground or floor. You might immediately feel […]Read more.
As a worker, you have the right to expect from your employer a work environment that is reasonably safe and free from overtly hazardous conditions. If you sustained an injury on the job, you probably know […]Read more.
Personal injury accidents can happen in many different ways and cause serious injuries and losses to victims. When a Cleveland resident is involved in a motor vehicle accident or slips and falls on the property of […]Read more.
Although more Americans remained home last year during the pandemic, negligent motorists drove up the number of pedestrian fatalities. According to a preliminary report from the Governors Highway Safety Administration, the pedestrian death rate rose by […]Read more.
Slip and fall accidents are common across the United States and can be life threatening, especially for seniors. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in five falls causes a severe injury, […]Read more.
Nursing homes carry a big responsibility by being tasked with the care of some of society’s most vulnerable individuals. Yet, despite being subjected to a plethora of federal and state laws and regulations aimed at keeping […]Read more.
Every year in the United States, there are more than 400,000 personal injury cases filed. Of these cases, around 16,000 to trial. The others are settled out of court for various amounts, depending on the severity […]Read more.
When you hire a personal injury lawyer, you become part of a team. Naturally, you are relying upon your attorney to use his or her skill and experience to carry the load, but you can and […]Read more.
Statistics show that 1 million Americans are hurt from slip and fall injuries every year. During the winter, the chances of slip and fall injuries rise dramatically. In Ohio, we know that our winters are no joke, and neither are […]Read more.
Personal injuries can happen in many situations and have a long-lasting impact on your life. Trying to navigate insurance companies and their legal teams and adjusters can be overwhelming, especially if you’re dealing with a serious […]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.
Landlords in Ohio have many legal obligations to their tenants. Some of those obligations include keeping common areas safe and complying with all building safety codes. When landlords do not fulfill these obligations and tenants […]Read more.
Millions of people in the United States experience brain injuries every year, according to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. More than half of these injuries are serious enough that people have to go to […]Read more.
In 2017, the Ohio State Supreme Court ruled five-to-one that the “dram shop statute” (Ohio R.C. 4399) is “the exclusive remedy” for a dram shop in the event a patron sues for being “over served.” The […]Read more.
As a pedestrian, you are vulnerable to injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents. Sadly, many drivers do not pay enough attention to people in crosswalks or on the shoulder of the road. While pedestrians have a […]Read more.
In June 2019, an Ohio woman won a $3 million award in a slip and fall lawsuit against Jack Cincinnati Casino. The Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas jury determined the casino had failed to maintain […]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.
Slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of injury in America. These incidents can occur for a variety of reasons, but in many cases, some form of negligence is involved. You may be […]Read more.
Consumers have certain expectations when they make a product purchase. One of these is the assumption that what they buy will be safe for use. Unfortunately, this often proves not to be the case. Those who […]Read more.
A dog bite can happen to adults or children, and may result in physical or mental trauma. In addition to the injuries, possible infection, or disfigurement, a person may be reluctant to come into contact with […]Read more.
When you’ve been hurt in a slip-and-fall accident, it’s important to act quickly. You may be entitled to compensation, but only if the owner or occupier of the premises was negligent. That’s something you’ll have to […]Read more.
Natural gas powers millions of US homes and appliances. In fact, more than 3.3 million Ohio residents use natural gas, while Cleveland alone has 114,424 natural gas customers. Using natural gas is popular, but it can […]Read more.
Spectator injuries at sporting events probably don’t cross your mind when you’re going to enjoy a baseball or hockey game. Unfortunately, fans getting injured while watching their favorite games is a common occurrence. If you plan […]Read more.
Elevator and escalator injuries are a little-known hazard in the U.S. The threat to worker safety around elevators and escalators prompted past studies by the Centers for Disease Control, which recommended ways to prevent accidents in […]Read more.
In every area of your life, you have the right to feel safe. Unfortunately, crime often happens on privately owned, commercial property where you have an expectation of safety. Under premises liability law, property owners may […]Read more.
Whether you live near a natural gas pipeline or are employed in an industry that depends on propane, you likely have questions related to gas explosions. Maybe you’ve been injured due to a house gas explosion, […]Read more.
If you or a loved one were involved in a serious accident resulting in a brain injury, the road to recovery is long. However, with the right brain damage lawyer and the following knowledge, it’s not […]Read more.
Unfortunately, jails have become the new mental health service providers. Prison suicide is a regular occurrence, as people with untreated illnesses often find themselves in trouble with the law. A report from the World Health Organization […]Read more.
Amusement parks are a great way for families to spend time together over the summer months, but an accident that happens in mere moments can turn joy to tragedy. If you or a loved one has […]Read more.
No one expects the sudden and life-changing consequences of a spinal cord injury (SCI). If an unanticipated event caused your SCI, you may have questions about the law and whether hiring an attorney can help you […]Read more.
Drunk driving is one example of an alcohol-related accident with potentially tragic consequences. However, intoxication can lead to injury in a number of different scenarios that don’t involve vehicles. In Ohio, an injured person can sue […]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. Each year, approximately 1,000 bicyclists are killed and […]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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Frank and Alice Pitchler, both 86 at the time where relaxing in their home with their dog on a January night in 2009, when their home suddenly exploded and their lives took a traumatic turn. While […]Read more.
It was just a typical day at work at Montalvo Corp., a Maine-based maker of paper-making machine parts, when Kevin D’Allaird of Albany experienced an injury that later turned into a 1 million dollar settlement in […]Read more.
The parents of 11-year-old Breanna Sadler of Vine Grove, Ky., sued the manufacturer of their daughter’s cochlear implants, Advance Bionics of Valencia, Calif., accusing the company of continuing to sell the device after executives knew it […]Read more.
The family of Brian Beaver, 24, of Washington, is suing a bar in Montana that served alcohol to the man who ultimately killed him that night. The lawsuit alleges that the bar failed to use reasonable […]Read more.
Ohio’s new laws banning texting and driving will be in effect starting tomorrow, Friday, August 31st, 2012. The law has been enforced due to the increase in accidents relating to texting and driving, especially with teenage […]Read more.
While China Whas become known to Americans as a place that produces inferior products- it has proven to be a place that protects people from these inferior products with more quickness and efficiency than the U.S. […]Read more.