Fighting For You

Serving Cleveland & Northeast Ohio

Dedicated Trial Attorneys Representing The Injured For More Than 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 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. 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.

Determining Negligence

A fundamental part of most personal injury cases is verifying whose negligence caused someone else’s injuries. 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 were and you were harmed as a result.

Although many cases settle out of court, our lawyers prepare every case as if for trial. To prove negligence in court, we just have to find the right evidence to tip the scale in your favor. The scale of justice has to tip and be higher on one side to bring about compensation for you through proof of someone else’s negligence. With compelling evidence of negligence, we will be ready to present persuasive arguments on your behalf in settlement conferences or before a judge and jury.

Choosing An Attorney

If you are considering hiring a personal injury attorney, you may have concerns about contacting a lawyer about your accident. 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
  • Is somebody that you’re comfortable with
  • Is somebody you can trust

These are just some of the traits a good personal injury lawyer will have. In an initial consultation with a potential advocate for your case, pay attention to your instincts. View “10 reasons you might need a personal injury lawyer” to learn more.

Financial Considerations

Many personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means they don’t get paid until they get you compensation through a settlement or from a jury verdict. Initial consultations are free, and you won’t owe us attorney fees upfront. We’ll also cover the associated case expenses. Case expenses are money that we 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 expert witnesses to help your case

If we succeed in recovering compensation for you, we will recover case expenses at that time, along with our fees. When we take a case, we evaluate it carefully to ensure that our client will have ample compensation even after our case expenses and attorney fees are accounted for.

Getting Your Personal Injury Case Underway

Regardless of the obstacles you face after an injury – from a personal injury incident, a workplace injury, an accident on dangerous premises or an injury caused by a defective product – we are ready to help you pursue the best attainable results.

To learn more about your rights, schedule a no-obligation meeting with one of our personal injury lawyers. Call us today at 216-777-4121 or complete our online form to request your free consultation.

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