Representing the Injured for Over 40 Years
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 provide full service legal help to people who are injured. The attorneys at Friedman, Domiano & Smith level the playing field against big insurance companies and corporate interests.
Here’s What We’ll Do
We always start by conducting a thorough investigation, then consult with highly regarded experts. Once we have a clear sense of your case, we’ll advise you on your options. Read more about our approach.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury
If you are considering hiring a personal injury attorney, you may have concerns about contacting a lawyer about your accident. We answer your most frequently asked questions below.
What should I look for in a personal injury lawyer?
When you’re looking for a good a personal injury lawyer, you want to make sure you find a person who:
- has experience in the area that you are trying to pursue a claim in
- somebody that you’re comfortable with
- and somebody you can trust.
These are just some of the traits a good personal injury lawyer will have. Learn more about what to look for in a personal injury lawyer.
How do I pay for attorney fees if I hire an injury lawyer?
Many personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee. This means we don’t get paid unless we get you compensation. You don’t owe us anything up front as far as our attorney fee. We’ll also cover the associated case expenses.
Case expenses are money that we have to spend to prove your case. Some examples of case expenses are:
- Expenses related to getting evidence, like obtaining your medical records, your medical bills, pictures, and copies of the police report
- Fees that we have to pay to other witnesses in order to prove your case.
What is personal injury negligence?
Negligence is the legal standard that we have to prove to get compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering if you’re in many different types of accidents. What negligence means is that the other party was more at fault than you. Basically, the scale of justice has to tip just a little bit and be higher on one side.
To prove negligence in court, we just need a little evidence to tip the scale in our favor. Negligence is also called carelessness and just means that the other party is more at fault than you are.
The Facts About Personal Injury
Regardless of the obstacles you face – from personal injury and workplace injuries to premises liability and product liability – we can help you achieve the best possible results.
If you are considering hiring a personal injury attorney, your first thought is most likely about costs. We explain below how you can pay your attorney fees for personal injury.
You don’t owe money unless there is a recovery
If you hire a personal injury attorney, you should be able to sign a contingency fee agreement, which means that you don’t owe any money up front including case expenses, and you don’t owe any money unless the attorney makes a recovery from a settlement or from a jury verdict.