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Drunk Driving Accidents

Driving drunk is simply unacceptable. When drunk drivers cause injuries in car accidents, the results can be devastating to the victims and their families.


While drunk drivers face criminal consequences, they must be held accountable for the harm they have caused. At Friedman, Domiano & Smith, our lawyers file personal injury lawsuits against drunk drivers who injure or kill others on Ohio roads. The compensation we recover helps personal injury victims pay for medical bills, the costs of physical therapy and rehabilitation, lost wages and needed accommodations. In wrongful death cases, we also can recover damages that pay for funeral expenses and help families provide support for children left behind.


In DUI-related accident cases, like other personal injury cases, Friedman, Domiano & Smith assigns each client a case manager. Your case manager will monitor your treatment and answer any questions you may have. At any point during your case, you will be able to speak to an attorney about your case.

When you have reached a point where you and your doctor understand the full extent of your injuries, we will submit the claim for settlement with the driver’s insurance company. The insurance company may offer a fair settlement. If not, we will be prepared to litigate your case.

Our reputation often leads to high-value settlements because insurance companies know that our attorneys are serious about going to trial. Rather than meet us in the courtroom, insurance companies and their lawyers often prefer to provide our clients with a full and fair settlement.

Punitive damages

When a drunk driver injures another, it may be possible to win an award of punitive damages. Punitive damages are not intended to compensate a person for their injuries. Rather, punitive damages are awarded to punish a wrongdoer for their behavior. If you or a loved one have been injured by a drunk driver, you can be sure that our firm will petition the court for punitive damages.

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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Deciding If You Have a Case?

We can help you determine if you have a case and give you the information you need to make a decision. Our entire legal team will help you regain your life by stepping in at this crucial time.

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Our History of Success

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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