How Personal Injury Settlements Work

How Do Personal Injury Settlements Work? By definition, a settlement is an agreement between parties where you accept compensation for your damages instead of continuing to move forward to trial and releasing one another from any other legal actions or claims. For a personal injury settlement, the injured party or...

Dealing with Insurance After an Accident

Dealing With Insurance After a Car Accident Insurance companies are in the business to make money. Over many years, they charge you, their insured, and thousands of other people, premiums for accident protection. These companies hope in a given year that nobody needs them and often, nobody does and they...

Basic Guide for How Car Insurance Works in Ohio

Basics of How Car Insurance Works in Ohio As in most states, Ohio drivers must demonstrate financial responsibility if they are negligent and cause an accident. Generally, they purchase car insurance to provide that protection. To carry this type of insurance, Ohio, like most states, has minimum amounts of liability...

Zantac Manufacturer Facing Mounting Personal Injury Liability

Zantac Manufacturer Facing Mounting Injury Lawsuits over NDMA and Cancer In 1983, Zantac, also called ranitidine, was introduced in the USA and distributed by Sanofi. The main manufacturers include Glaxo-Smith Kline, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Sanofi.  It was very effective in treating acid reflux and related conditions such as ulcers. In...

Family Awarded $300 Billion For Texas Drunk Driver Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Family Awarded $300 Billion For Texas Drunk Driver Wrongful Death Lawsuit On November 12, 2017, Tamra Ray Kindred was on her way home. She had just picked up her granddaughter Aujuni Tamay Anderson from her place of employment. As they proceeded home, they were struck by a Dodge Charger that...

International Rugby Governing Body Facing Mounting Brain Injury Lawsuits

International Rugby Governing Body Facing Mounting Brain Injury Lawsuits Rugby is one of the most dangerous sports and traumatic injuries are commonly suffered by rugby players. The University of Rochester Medical School describes traumatic injuries for rugby players as ”commonly sustained during collisions with other players and/or the ground during...

Parasailing Wrongful Death Injury Lawsuit Filed in Florida Keys

Parasailing Wrongful Death and Injury Case Filed in Florida Keys How Did the Accident Happen? The family of a woman killed as well as injured victims in a parasailing accident sued the parasail boat’s captain and his company Lighthouse Parasail Inc (Lighthouse) in Monroe County Circuit Court. The tragic accident...

YouTuber David Dobrik Sued for $10M Over Jeff Wittek Injury Claim

YouTuber David Dobrik Sued for $10M Over Jeff Wittek Injury Claim How Was Jeff Wittek Injured? In June of 2020, Jeff Wittek, a member of David Dobrik’s crew “the Vlog Squad” was injured in a stunt gone wrong. People magazine reported that Mr. Wittek suffered serious injuries including “a broken...

3M Military Earplug Lawsuits Finding Success with $110M Verdict

3M Military Earplug Lawsuits Finding Success With $110M Verdict https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqndoQsXKo4&feature=youtu.be Over 300,000 American Military service members and others have sued 3M - claiming that they suffered sever hearing loss as a result of using faulty earplugs manufactured by the company. The litigation has quickly become one of - if not...

Crew Members from Jackass Movie Sued in Injury Lawsuit

Jackass Crew Members Sued for Injury Allegedly Caused During Stunt https://youtu.be/tzPDspVGIK0The “Jackass” franchise has built somewhat of a cult following from dangerous stunts recorded on video. In 2018, the practical jokers may have taken stunts a bit too far in an alleged jet ski stunt gone wrong that resulted in...

10 Car Accident Shuts Down Secor and Monroe After Semi Truck Loses Control

10 Car Accident Closes Intersection at Secor and Monroe After a Semi-Truck Loses Control https://youtu.be/oUToYlpzbIQOn Friday, February 5th, 2022, several people were reportedly injured when a semi-trailer lost control at the intersection of Secor Road and Monroe Street in West Toledo.At least ten vehicles were involved in the crash and...

Travis Scott Astroworld Injury Lawsuits Combined

Hundreds of Travis Scott Injury Lawsuits Combined into One Giant Case https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Awk5TYQ5urM On November 5th, 2021, at Travis Scott's Astroworld show in Houston, Texas, 10 attendees dies and hundreds were injured. The injuries and death were caused by a massive crowd swell and stampede from the 50,000+ attendees.  Due to...

Family of Fraternity Pledge Files Hazing Injury Lawsuit

Family of Fraternity Pledge Files Hazing Injury Lawsuit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXWcpddyh1o The family of Danial Santulli, 19, have filed a hazing lawsuit against a University of Missouri fraternity for requiring their son to drink a whole bottle of alcohol as part of the initiation process to join the frat. Tragically, Mr. Santulli...

Viral Video Showing Car Accident Involving Reporter Sparks Conversation on Safety

Viral Video of Journalist Getting Hit By Car Sparks Conversation About Safety https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCX0muX8SAA In a video that has been seen over 1 million times on YouTube and garnered thousands of shares on Twitter, Tori Yorgey, a 25-year-old multimedia journalist with WSAZ-TV in Charleston, West Virginia was hit by a passing...

Levels of Snow Emergencies in Ohio

Levels of Snow Emergencies in Ohio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDhfEqFBxcgIn 1997, the Ohio Attorney General's Office issued a formal opinion that help that:"The county sheriff may, pursuant to RC. 311.07 and RC. 311.08, declare a snow emergency and temporarily close the state roads and municipal streets within his jurisdiction when such action is...

Texas Jury Renders $300 Billion Verdict in Drunk Driving Wrongful Death

Texas Jury Renders $300 Billion Verdict in Drunk Driving Wrongful Death https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXWcpddyh1oIs everything bigger in Texas? Given the massive personal injury verdict rendered by a Texas injury lawsuit recently, it certainly seems to be the case. True to the Texas mantra, this Corpus Christi jury rendered the largest personal injury...

Harry Styles Fan Sues Following 2019 Crowd Crush Injury

Harry Styles Fan Sues Following 2019 Crowd Crush Injury https://youtu.be/2euUDK6j6xgA Harry Styles fan has filed a lawsuit following a concert crowd surge that caused alleged injuries in 2019. The plaintiff is now suing the Forum, it's then owner Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp, Madison Square Garden Sports Corp., Ticketmaster, Live...

Man Paralyzed in Uber Crash Sues for $63 Million Dollars

Man Paralyzed in Uber Crash Sues for $63 Million Dollars Last year, a Massachusetts man was injured in a serious car accident involving the Uber he was riding in. The trip in the ride-hailing service left him paralyzed.  On Tuesday, January 25th, 2022, the man - William Good - filed...

Personal Injury Law Basics

Personal Injury Law Basics Personal injury law covers many different types of civil proceedings. This law allows an aggrieved party to seek monetary compensation for harm caused by the failure of another person to act or to breach a duty owed to them. The victim of the breach is called...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Involved in Car Accident in Los Angeles

Arnold Schwarzenegger Involved in Car Accident in Los Angeles https://youtu.be/hM-Km7SVY8gArnold Schwarzenegger, the former Governor of California, was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles on January 21st, 2022, just before 4:35 p.m., at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Allenford Avenue, near Paul Revere Charter Middle School according to...

The 12 Most Commonly Asked Questions in Personal Injury Cases

The 12 Most Commonly Asked Personal Injury Law Questions Being injured by another in an accident or due to negligent acts can be a confusing and difficult experience. As if its not enough to have to deal with potentially life altering injuries, most injured victims struggle to navigate the complex...

Top 10 Things to Know Before Starting a Law Firm

Top 10 Things to Know Before Starting a Law Firm The Cases You Don’t Take Can Be More Important That the Ones You Do As a lawyer - especially a new one - your time is an extremely valuable asset. Time is a finite resource and all of us only...

Negligence Per Se in Ohio

Negligence Per Se in Ohio Certain injury cases involve a streamlined method for proving negligence referred to as “negligence per se.” For example, if you are injured in a bicycle accident in Ohio, your case is going to involve a few specific legal issues that should be considered. Bicycle injury...

Jury Renders $730 Million Verdict in Truck Accident Litigation Case

Jury Renders $730 Million Verdict in Truck Accident Litigation Case On February 21, 2016  an oversized cargo-truck operated by Landstar Ranger, Inc. hauled a 197,000-pound submarine propeller for a Navy nuclear submarine across a very narrow bridge located on Highway 271 in Titus County, Texas. The flatbed trailer was overloaded...

Alec Baldwin Rust Shooting Personal Injury Lawsuit

The Legal Fallout of the Alec Baldwin Rust Movie Set Injuries By now, most of the world knows about the shooting by Alec Baldwin of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and director Joel Sousa in October of 2021. As a result of a prop gun being loaded with live ammunition, Hutchins died...

The Legal Fallout of the Travis Scott Astroworld Fatalities

The Legal Fallout of the Travis Scott Astroworld Fatalities At about 9 PM on Friday, November 5th, 2021, superstar rapper Travis Scott (Real Name: Jacques Bermon Webster II) took to the stage at NRG park in Houston, Texas for his Astroworld Show. As he and global superstar Drake entered the...

9 Well Known Injury Lawsuits

9 Most Well Known Injury Lawsuits Personal injury cases allow an injured victim to be compensated for the wrongful conduct of a third party. These types of cases are governed by tort law. They are decided on almost a daily basis. The following  are some of the more famous cases.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbeToEPone0...

Is Bring Your Own Beer (BYOB) Legal in Ohio?

Is Bring Your Own Beer (BYOB) Legal in Ohio? As Ohio Liquor License attorneys, our team gets this question a lot. Many restaurant owners want to avoid the cost and complication of obtaining an Ohio liquor license, and understandably want to know whether or not they can offer BYOB (Bring...

Product Liability Bankruptcies Cheat Injury Victims

Product Liability Bankruptcies Cheat Injury Victims Product liability cases are hard to prove and very costly. This cost and complexity is already a significant barrier to entry that allows reckless and callous manufacturers to skirt accountability. Oftentimes class action lawsuits are the only way to handle these complex cases. Once...

How Long Does a Car Accident Injury Settlement Take?

How Long Does a Car Accident Injury Settlement Take? If you have sustained injuries in a car crash and your medical and other bills are spiraling out of control, you naturally want to know how long it will take your lawyer to settle your case with the other driver’s insurance...

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case? Generally, when you have been hurt in a personal injury case, your first thought is to sue the responsible party. Not all cases warrant the filing of a lawsuit or even assistance from an attorney. In fact, an attorney may not even take...

Insurance Coverage for Sexual Misconduct Lawsuits

Insurance Coverage for Sexual Misconduct Lawsuits Sexual misconduct claims in the workplace can result in different legal claims against the company itself. These claims usually involve company executives or employees. A sexual harassment claim can occur between a supervisor and an employee when there is unwanted sexual advances or other...

The Ultimate Guide to Non-Compete Agreements in Florida

The Ultimate Guide to Non-Compete Agreements in Florida Are you wondering about the enforceability of non-compete agreements in Florida? Companies big and small often employ noncompete agreements in order to protect company goodwill, confidential information and current employees. However, the enforceability of these agreements under Florida law depends on a...

The Statute of Frauds in Contract Law

The Statute of Frauds in Contract Law When contract lawyers analyze the statute of frauds, they usually are focused on the specific statute in whatever jurisdiction applies to the particular case. The first question is whether or not the agreement in the case is within the statute of frauds (in...

The Ultimate Guide to Non-Compete Agreements in Ohio

The Ultimate Guide to Non-Compete Agreements in Ohio Companies big and small often employ noncompete agreements in order to protect company goodwill, confidential information and current employees. However, the enforceability of these agreements under Ohio law depends on a variety of factors. Often times, there are also other agreements beyond...

The Difference Between Independent Contractors and Agents

The Difference Between Independent Contractors and Agents From an agency law perspective, independent contractors and agents are different in very meaningful ways. When we look at independent contractors and agents; they are to be treated differently as far as the law is concerned. The distinction between the two relationships focuses...

Are Employers Legally Liable for Employee’s Actions?

Are Employers Liable for Employee Actions? Whether or not an employer is liable for the actions of its employees is essentially an agency liability problem. When looking at agency in the employment context, however, there’s a range of tests and factors that might be involved depending on the jurisdiction. Business...

Florida Jury Issues $1 Billion Verdict in Truck Accident Case

Florida Jury Issues a $1 Billion Dollar Verdict in Truck Accident Case A jury in Nassau County, Florida returned a massive $1 Billion dollar verdict against two Motor Carriers that were found to be negligent in two 2017 truck accidents that occurred on the same exact night in a similar...

What is Considered a Legal Partnership?

Is My Business a Partnership? It isn't always clear whether or not your business is a partnership. If you haven't formally reduced your business arrangements to writing and formed a legal entity, things can get tricky. Maybe you’ve heard the age old adage “strength in numbers?” The same is true...

Five Things Every LLC Operating Agreement Should Have

Five Things All LLC Operating Agreements Should Have In our experience as business attorneys, we know all too well that things can and do go very wrong if partners in a business don’t have an operating agreement. While there are many more than 5 reasons you should have an operating...

Piercing the LLC Corporate Veil

Is LLC Liability Really Limited? - Piercing the Corporate Veil Limited Liability Companies are everywhere these days – and for good reason – but what does it mean to say liability is limited? There are a number of instances where the limited liability ‘corporate veil’ is pierced and personal liability...

The Homestead Exemption in Florida

Florida Homestead Exemption Imagine you or you’re loved one are driving the family around in Florida and look down to pick something up. You swerve, hitting someone and cause an accident. Your insurance isn’t enough to cover the liability, so you start wondering – are they going to be able...

What is Agency in Business Law?

What is Agency in Business Law? Most corporate attorneys are familiar with the concept of agency. Agency relationships are everywhere in commercial law. Maybe you’ve heard someone discussing being an agent of another. Anytime a person or organization acts through another, agency concepts are probably involved. Speak to a Lawyer today Fill...

Toledo, Ohio Scooter Safety Tips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8Pc-TGr34cIf you’ve been in Downtown Toledo recently, you may have seen hundreds of new electric bikes and scooters throughout the City. The City of Toledo recently announced a pilot partnership with micro-mobility company VEO to operate a scooter and bike share right here in the 419. Let’s take a closer...

Ohio Real Estate Tax Exemptions

Ohio Real Estate Transfer Tax Exemptions Most states, including the State of Ohio, impose taxes or fees when real estate is conveyed or transferred. These are technically considered real estate conveyance fees in the State of Ohio but can cost property owners in Ohio millions of dollars per year. Ohio’s...

How to Get an LLC in Ohio

How To Form an LLC in Ohio An LLC is a business entity that shares elements of a corporation as well as elements of a partnership and are recognized and created under State law. LLC’s are also recognized as partnerships, by default, for federal income tax purposes. They provide unique...

What Happens to Car Insurance After Moving Out of State?

What Happens to Car Insurance After Moving Out of State? How do you handle your car insurance when you move out of state? Changing your insurance is only necessary when you have completed your move. You need to make sure your insurance from the prior state is acceptable in the...

Uninsured and Underinsured Car Insurance

Protect Yourself From Car Accidents with Uninsured Drivers 0 % Percentage of Ohio Drivers Estimated to Be Uninsured So you get into a car accident, and begin exchanging information only to find out that the person that hit you doesn’t have insurance. Unfortunately, this happens far too often – and...

Chris Brown Dog Bite Injury Lawsuit

Chris Brown Sued for Dog Bite Injuries Recently, Chris Brown was sued by his ex-housekeeper for serious injuries caused by his dog. In the lawsuit, she claims that Hades attacked her while she was putting garbage in the trash can. She stated that "he was a very large brown dog...

Slip and Fall Injury Lawsuits in Michigan

Slip and Fall Injury Lawsuits in Michigan In Michigan, recovering compensation for a slip and fall injury can be incredibly difficult. These types of cases often require extensive litigation and the application of a nuanced framework established over years by Michigan courts. To learn more about slip and fall injuries...

What Should I Do After an Accident with a DoorDash Driver?

What Should I Do if I'm in an Accident with a DoorDash Driver? If you were in a car accident with a DoorDash driver, the legal and insurance coverage issues that could potentially arise are often complex. There is never an adequate substitute for speaking with car accident lawyers. Since you may just...

5 Thing You Should Never Do After a Car Accident

5 Things You Should Never Do After a Car Accident After a car accident, it's important to be mindful about what you do in order to protect your interests. Not only are there often complex laws governing what people should and should not do after a car accident, there are...

Conduct Board Issues Advisories on Lawyer Online Advertising

Ohio Board of Professional Conduct Issues Advisory Opinion on Lawyer Internet Keyword Marketing On June 11th, 2021, the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct issued an advisory opinion addressing the use of competitive keyword online advertising by lawyers on the internet. The advisory opinion provides some useful and important considerations for...

Personal Injury News 2021

The personal injury lawyers at Sawan & Sawan have extensive experience dealing with the fallout from an unexpected death or injury. In an effort to increase public awareness of important legal news related to personal injury law, our team of injury attorneys has put together a list of personal injury...

Can a Passenger Sue a Driver After a Car Accident?

I Was a Passenger in a Car Accident - Who Pays My Medical Bills? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GASMhBGLOW4 As car accident lawyers, we frequently speak to passengers that were injured in a car accident. Naturally, injured passengers often wonder who will pay their medical bills associated with the car accident. When it comes...

Alcohol to Go Permits in Florida

Alcohol to Go Permits in Florida Speak to a Lawyer today Fill out the contact form below and a lawyer will contact you to discuss your case. Contact Info 419-900-0955 info@sawanandsawan.com Under Florida law, just about every Florida liquor license lawyer will tell you that serving alcohol to customers on...

Injury Lawsuits Arising from Injuries From Peloton Equipment

CPSC Warns Consumers of Peloton Equipment Dangers Recently, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned consumers concerning the dangers of the Peloton interactive tread machine. This was based on multiple incidents involving small children and a pet injured under the treadmill. These occurrences required the CPSC to warn of...

Two Texas Men Killed in Tesla Crash “Without Driver”

Two Reported Dead in Fiery Texas Tesla Crash Authorities in Harris County, Texas have announced that two people were killed in a Tesla crash on Sunday, April 18th, 2021. While car accident fatalities are unfortunately rather common on America's roads - this fatal car accident stands out because initial reports...

Most Common Injuries After a Car Accident

Most Common Injuries After a Car Accident Due to the sudden force involved in a typical car accident, injury can occur to nearly any part of the body. However, there are some common injuries that our team of car accident lawyers frequently encounter in representing injured victims. If you or...

Family Exclusions in Car Insurance Policies

Family Exclusions in Car Insurance Policies Protecting your family in an automobile accident is one of the most important things you can do. That should be easy enough to accomplish! Simply call your insurance agent and ask for full coverage. Perfect! Unfortunately, sometimes it is not always this simple due...

After Child is Fatally Injured, Peloton Issues Warning

Peloton CEO Issues Warning After a Child is Fatally Injured Peloton - a company that makes internet connected exercise equipment - made an estimated $1.8 billion dollars in sales in 2020. A large part of these sales were no doubt due to the tread+ - an internet connected treadmill that...

Premises Liability Injuries in Ohio

Premises Liability in Ohio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt4T7sKlxSUPremises liability cases involve injuries caused by a dangerous condition on another person’s property. These cases are the most common personal injury cases in the United States. They are known as “slip and fall” cases but can be caused by different situations such as:Slipping and/or tripping...

Traumatic Brain Injuries After a Car Accident

Traumatic Brain Injuries After a Car Accident Due to the sudden force involved in a typical car accident, traumatic brain injuries are very common in vehicle collisions. The unfortunate reality is that the occurrence of serious traumatic brain injuries in car accidents are quite high. Several studies that have been...

Pain and Suffering For Injuries in Ohio

Pain and Suffering For Injuries in Ohio If you are injured in an accident which was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for many types of damages depending on the State where your injury occurred. Pain and suffering, is one type of damage that can be hard...

How to Get an Alcoholic Beverage Permit in Florida

How to Get an Alcoholic Beverage Permit in Florida Alcohol sales are big business in Florida – netting the State over $1.9 billion dollars annually. Florida State law governs liquor licensing – and the regulatory system is overseen by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. As with many States,...

Common Back Injuries After a Car Accident

https://youtu.be/f--PRbW58Xs Common Back Injuries After a Car Accident Due to the sudden force involved in a typical car accident, back injuries are very common in vehicle collisions. The unfortunate reality is that serious spine and associated multiple injuries in car accidents is quite high. A 2017 global study of the...

Ohio Workers Compensation and Third-Party Injury Claims After an Accident

Ohio Workers Compensation and Third-Party Injury Claims After an Accident In general, when you are in an accident while in the scope of your employment, the typical recourse is to make a workers compensation claim. These workers compensation claims are first party claims against the employer. The employer pays premiums...

Standards of Care in Injury Lawsuits

Standards of Care in Injury Lawsuits The applicable standard of care in an injury case is a standard that would be exercised by a reasonable person under similar circumstances to avoid risks of harm to others. This standard can vary depending on the person or persons involved in the accident...

The Average Personal Injury Verdict in Ohio​

The Average Personal Injury Verdict in Ohio If you or a loved one have been injured - you may be wondering about the value of your personal injury claim. While it's nearly impossible to determine the true value of any individual personal injury case without knowing the specific facts involved,...

The Difference Between a Personal Injury Claim and a Lawsuit

The Difference Between a Personal Injury Claim and a Lawsuit If you or a loved one have been injured - you may be wondering about the difference between a personal injury claim and a lawsuit. Let's take a look at the key differences between these two situations in this post...

The Cost of a Personal Injury Lawyer

FAQ: What Do Personal Injury Lawyers Charge? Potential personal injury clients are often curious to know how much a personal injury lawyer costs. While different Personal Injury Firms handle financial arrangements differently - here is the standard way that the team of award winning personal injury lawyers at Sawan &...

Florida Senate Considering Ending No-Fault Insurance Law

Florida Senate Considering Ending No-Fault Insurance Law A new proposal in the Florida Senate could do away with the State's longstanding no-fault insurance laws. This month, the Florida Senate approved a bill (SB 54) that would eliminate the no-fault laws in the State. If passed, this law would eliminate the...

Florida Jury Delivers $411M Dollar Personal Injury Verdict by Zoom

Florida Jury Delivers $411M Dollar Personal Injury Verdict by Zoom The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost all areas of our lives. For personal injury Attorneys like our team, the biggest affect has been the unavailability of jury trials. Starting as early as March of 2020, Courts throughout the Country began...

Will Insurance Cover a Personal Injury?

Will Insurance Cover a Personal Injury? If you've ever been hurt by the negligence of another, you know how it feels to wonder if your injury will be covered by an insurance policy. This is a complicated question, and it's difficult to answer thoroughly in general terms. As a foreword,...

Can You Fire a Personal Injury Attorney?

Can You Fire a Personal Injury Lawyer? Hiring a personal injury attorney can be difficult, as you might not understand the type of personality you are hiring until well after that decision has been made. Often times, clients wish they had better communication with their lawyer or otherwise disagree with...

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Fire Damage Insurance Claim?

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Fire Damage Insurance Claim? If you’re the victim of a house fire, and you are making a claim to your insurance company to cover the fire damage to your home, you may be wondering if you should hire a fire damage insurance lawyer....

Information Needed for an Insurance Claim Statement Under Oath ​

What Information Will I Need for an Insurance Claim Statement Under Oath? If you've suffered a major property loss such as a house fire, you may have been or currently be involved in a wide-ranging insurance company investigation. These insurance company investigations typically involve a statement under oath or an...

I Received a Civil Summons – What Should I Do?

What is a Civil Summons? Have you received a Summons for Civil Action in the mail? If so, you may be confused about what to do next. Here’s what you need to know from the trial attorneys at Sawan & Sawan. A lawsuit begins with the filing of a complaint by...

How COVID-19 Made Trucking Injuries More Likely

How COVID-19 Made Trucking Accidents More Likely Commercial Truck drivers throughout the United States perform vital and important logistics functions. They deliver food, medicine and other vital goods - even in the face of pandemic or natural disasters. In order to do this effectively, they drive large trucks that can...

Civil Procedure for Personal Injury Lawsuits

Civil Procedure in Personal Injury Lawsuits Civil Procedure as it relates to a personal injury lawsuit is the “how” of suing someone after you have been injured by another’s negligence. Civil procedure is the body of law governing how you state your personal injury claim in court, prove your injury...

Probate for Personal Injury Settlements for Minors in Ohio

Probate for Personal Injury Settlements of Minors in Ohio If a minor is injured in Ohio, a probate court is going to have to approve any settlement from the personal injury case. It will not be enough to simply negotiate for compensation. Once the terms have been agreed to, a...

Minerva Board of Education Settles Wrestler’s Injury Claim

Minerva Middle School Settles Wrestler's Injury Claim In Stark county, the Minerva Middle School was recently sued after a wrestler was allegedly injured, traumatized, and abused in a practice drill as part of the Minerva wrestling team. In early January of 2021, a probate judge in Stark county approved a...

Incitement and Free Speech Under the First Amendment

When Is Incitement Not Protected Free Speech? The First Amendment protects a near limitless amount of political discourse, opinion and conjecture - but the right to free speech is not absolute. Throughout American legal history, the judiciary has interpreted the right to free speech in a variety of ways that...

7 High Profile Celebrity Car Crashes

7 High-Profile Celebrity Car Crashes As Car Accident Lawyers, we know that a car accident can happen to anyone - at any time. This includes celebrities. Throughout the years, there have been a number of high-profile celebrity car accidents in the United States. Our team of personal injury lawyers takes...

Supreme Court decision paves way for big change to Sovereign Immunity law

Supreme Court decision paves way for big change to Sovereign Immunity law In the month of December, the United States Supreme Court  issued an important unanimous decision that could lay the groundwork for a significant change to sovereign immunity law in the United States. The case, captioned Tanzin v. Tanvir,...

Serious Injuries Reported in West Toledo Car Crash

Serious Injuries Reported in West Toledo Crash An unnamed Toledo driver was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries following a serious car accident that occurred around 5:49 PM on Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 in West Toledo. Reporting indicates that the driver suffered serious injuries in the car accident. As...

Drunk Driving Accidents in Ohio Lead to Serious Injury or Death

Drunk Driving Related Car Accidents Lead to Serious Injuries or Deaths in Ohio As car accident lawyers, we know how dangerous it can be to get behind the wheel while intoxicated. However, even with our extensive experience in personal injury law, we are often surprised when we see the data...

Should I Settle My Personal Injury Case or Sue?

Should I Settle My Personal Injury Case or Sue? As accident attorneys, we are commonly asked whether it makes more sense to settle a potential injury claim or pursue litigation. So what is a settlement? A settlement is a resolution of a case. It ends all litigation or prevents the need...

How to Deal With Insurance Companies After An Accident

How to Deal With Insurance Companies After an Accident Dealing with an automobile accident is one of the most difficult experiences you can have. The victims of car accidents generally have a long physical recovery while simultaneously incurring significant medical expenses and losing precious income. Due to their injuries from...

Why Motorcycle Injury Cases Are Different

Why Motorcycle Accident Injury Cases are Different Than Other Injury Cases Motorcycles offer the driver and passenger freedom in driving long distances on the open road. They are in the open air and are not boxed in like in an automobile. With this freedom, however, comes risk of serious injury....

Burdens of Proof in Civil and Criminal Trials

Burdens of Proof in Civil and Criminal Trials Burden of proof is a standard required in all trials. It asks the party seeking to recover damages to legally establish facts which will be considered by the court or jury. There are different standards in criminal versus civil cases. We offer...

Don’t Wait to Consult an Injury Attorney After an Accident

Why You Should Never Wait to Speak with an Injury Lawyer After an Accident The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone's lives and made it very difficult to continue life as we knew it before the virus spread. Our lawyers represent the victims of accidents in Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, and Florida....

Top Five Things To Consider Before You Sue

Five Things to Consider Before You Sue So you've had a bad experience or someone has caused you damage and you're fairly certain you've got the right to sue! Maybe you've talked to a few attorneys or are determining whether you should file a lawsuit and want to know some...

6 Tips to Avoid Legal Problems

6 Tips to Avoid Legal Problems If you're like most people, you'd prefer not getting involved in a lawsuit. So how can you avoid lawsuits? Unfortunately, the answer is - it is impossible to totally and unequivocally eliminate all risk of litigation. You simply can't avoid any and every possible...

Minimum Insurance Requirements for Ohio Drivers

Minimum Insurance Requirements for Ohio Drivers As Car Accident Trial Attorneys, we know the devastating effects driving without insurance can cause. Drivers in Ohio are required to have proof of their financial responsibility before stepping behind the wheel. In Ohio, it is illegal to drive any motor vehicle without insurance...

How to Find Any Court Case in Toledo, Ohio

How to Find Any Court Case in Toledo, Ohio As Personal Injury Trial Lawyers, the lawyers at Sawan & Sawan know how powerful access to information is. Fortunately, we live in a time where many public records are widely available to us - especially access to Court Records. The Family of Lawyers at Sawan...

What Should I Ask For After a Car Accident?

What To Ask For After an Accident No one expects to get into a car accident, so knowing what information to get at the scene is critically important. Remember that insurance companies will require certain information to process a claim – so getting it at the scene is the best...

How Does Your Car Insurance Measure Up?

Does Your Car Insurance Measure Up? As car accident lawyers, we know that not all car insurance is created equal. We also know that, too often, victims of car accidents find out too late that their coverage doesn't protect them as well as it should. So the car accident lawyers at Sawan &...

Pros and Cons of Settling a Personal Injury Case Out of Court

The Pros and Cons of Settling a Personal Injury Case out of Court As Personal Injury Trial Lawyers, the lawyers at Sawan & Sawan have settled countless cases through our combined 35+ years of legal experience. If you have been involved in a truck accident, car accident or other personal...

Biggest Jury Verdicts in Ohio History

Biggest Jury Verdicts in Ohio History As Personal Injury Trial Lawyers, the lawyers at Sawan & Sawan know how powerful a jury verdict can be. While many personal injury cases settle well before trial, many catastrophic injury cases end up in front of a jury. This is because many insurance...

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Craft Brewery in Ohio

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Craft Brewery in Ohio Craft brewery growth has exploded in America, with the industry estimated to value upwards of $27 billion dollars. According to the Brewer’s Association, the 50 fastest growing craft breweries in the United States delivered 10 percent of craft brewer growth....

Do I Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrfaW_YzxSs Do I Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident? Sawan & Sawan has a team of experienced car accident attorneys who have seen a wide range of cases. In our combined 30 years of experience representing clients who have been involved in car accidents in Ohio, we know the...

How To Get an Accident Report in Cleveland, Ohio

How to Get an Accident Report in Cleveland, Ohio If you or a loved when have been in a car accident in Cleveland, Ohio - you may be wondering how to obtain the police crash report from the City of Cleveland. This guide from the personal injury lawyers at Sawan ...

How To Get an Accident Report in Columbus, Ohio

How to Get an Accident Report in Columbus, Ohio If you or a loved when have been in a car accident in Columbus, Ohio - you may be wondering how to obtain the police crash report from the Columbus Police Department. This guide from the personal injury lawyers at Sawan ...

How To Get an Accident Report in Toledo, Ohio

How to Get an Accident Report in Toledo, Ohio If you or a loved when have been in a car accident in Toledo, Ohio - you may be wondering how to obtain the police crash report from the Toledo Police Department. This guide will take you through the steps and...

New Study Shows How Fast Treatment Aids Injury Recovery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4dB_d6h83gIn our 35+ years of combined legal experience, we know how critical it is to get treatment quickly after a car accident or other personal injury. However, a new study has made the connection between prompt treatment and positive health outcomes even clearer.  Association between prehospital time and outcome of...

What Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer

What Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQVuEa360xEWhat are the questions you should ask a personal injury lawyer? Sawan & Sawan is a family-owned, generational personal injury law firm and we put together the following answers to several frequently asked questions for personal injury victims. If you have any...

Safer Streets Monthly Minute | October 2020 | Columbus, Ohio

Every month, the Columbus Car Accident Lawyers at Sawan & Sawan publish the Safer Streets Monthly Minute – a segment that educates the public about traffic related matters in their City. The Safer Streets Initiative was created by the family of personal injury lawyers at Sawan & Sawan to help...

How To Transfer a Liquor License in Ohio

How To Transfer a Liquor License in Ohio If you found this article, you may be wondering how to properly transfer a liquor license in Ohio. To begin, you should know that in Ohio, a liquor license cannot be transferred by itself - but must be transferred along with assets...

Insurance Law Basics

Insurance Law Basics The basic idea of insurance is to pool and transfer risks. We engage in activities that involve risks. We can’t all individually bear the potential losses. We want to pool risks with other people. The insurance company is essentially a facilitator of this pool. They evaluate this...

Should I Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident That Wasn’t My Fault?

Should I Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident That Wasn't My Fault? Let’s start with this – not every car accident requires the involvement of a lawyer and you are under no obligation to hire one after a car accident. Having said that, in almost all circumstances you’re far...

Do I Need a Liquor License to Sell Alcohol in Ohio?

Do I Need a Liquor License to Sell Alcohol in Ohio? If you have found this page, you are likely wondering if you need a liquor license to sell alcohol in the State of Ohio. To begin, it’s important to understand that alcohol sales in the United States have never...

Smith v. Erie Insurance Company 148 Ohio St.3d 192

Smith et al. v. Erie Insurance Company148 Ohio St.3d 192 Facts:Insured was driving late in the evening when another vehicle traveling the opposite direction, crossed the center line. This caused Insured to swerve off of the road, into several trees in order to avoid a collision. There was no physical...

Wyckoff Trucking v. Marsh Brothers Trucking Service 58 Ohio St.3d 261 (1991)

Wyckoff Trucking, Inc. et al. v. Marsh Brothers Trucking Service, Inc. et al.58 Ohio St.3d 261 (1991) Facts:Driver operated a tractor-trailer rig, which was owned by his employer Wyckoff Trucking. Wyckoff leased the rights to use Driver’s services and rig to C.J. Rogers Trucking Co. Rogers had exclusive possession and...

Damon’s Missouri, Inc. v. Davis et al. 63 Ohio St.3d 605 (1992)

Damon’s Missouri, Inc. v. Davis et al., 63 Ohio St.3d 605 (1992) Facts: Plaintiff is a restaurant chain who utilized Davis, an insurance broker and the president of Affiliated Risk, for all insurance matters. Prior to opening a new restaurant, Plaintiff gave Davis the lease for the building that the...

How Much Does a Liquor License Cost in Ohio?

How Much Does a Liquor License Cost in Ohio? Speak to a Lawyer today Fill out the contact form below and a lawyer will contact you to discuss your case. Contact Info 416 N Erie St Ste 200A, Toledo, OH 43604 419-900-0955 info@sawanandsawan.com As Ohio Liquor License Lawyers, we get...

Albain v. Flower Hospital 50 Ohio St.3d 251 (1990)

Albain v. Flower Hospital, 50 Ohio St.3d 251 (1990) Facts: Plaintiff was eight months pregnant, when at approximately 1:30 p.m., she began bleeding vaginally. Paramedics took Plaintiff to Flower Hospital at 2:00 p.m. Plaintiff’s doctor was called (Crayne), but did not have staff privileges at Flower Hospital, so Plaintiff was put...

ERISA Liens in Personal Injury Cases

ERISA Liens in Personal Injury Cases One particularly interesting U.S. Supreme Court illustrates some of the complexities of ERISA subrogation. In the case of Montanile v. Board of Trustees of the National Elevator Industry Health Benefit Plan. In this case, a drunk driver collided with Montanile, causing $120,000 in medical...

The Ultimate Guide to Liens in Personal Injury Cases

Liens in Personal Injury Cases https://youtu.be/0DyaY3E2FaEBasics of Liens and SubrogationSubrogation comes from the latin word “Subrogare” , which means to substitute for. In general, subrogation issues arise whenever a person is injured and someone other than the at fault parties pays some benefit or cost associated with the injury. Out...

Ethics for Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers

Ethics for Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers Conflicts of InterestAttorneys owe duty of loyalty to be free from conflicts of interest that arise from the responsibilities to another client, a past client or certain third parties. In Ohio, this is governed by several rules of Professional Conduct. The two main rules...

What Should I Do If I Have Neck Pain After an Accident?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4dB_d6h83gChances are, you've heard the term whiplash before - but you may not understand how debilitating it is until you've suffered from it yourself. According to the Mayo Clinic:Whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip.We frequently see...

Sarimento et al. v. Grange Mutual Casualty Company 106 Ohio St.3d 403 (2005)

Sarimento et al. v. Grange Mutual Casualty Company, 106 Ohio St.3d 403 (2005) Facts:Appellants (six individuals, including two minors) were driving in New Mexico when they were struck by a motor vehicle driven by an uninsured motorist. The Appellant’s truck was insured under an insurance contract with Apellee that was...

Sawan & Sawan named Top Lawyers for Truck Accidents in Toledo, Ohio

Sawan & Sawan named Top Truck Accident Lawyers by Expertise.com Sawan & Sawan has been named among the top truck accident lawyers in Toledo, Ohio by the website expertise.com. The website considered 236 firms and lawyers in the Toledo, Ohio metro area, and concluded that Sawan & Sawan was among...

Hunter v. Progressive and Georgia Car Accident Law

Hunter v. Progressive and Georgia Car Accident Law In January of 2020, the Georgia Court of Appeals in the Second Division held that the insurance company does not have to raise underinsured/uninsured coverage limits unless requested. If you've been in a car accident, contact us today to speak with a...

Ohio Truck Accident Fatigue Lawyer

Truck Driver Fatigue is Dangerous Throughout Ohio, Semi-trucks, 18 wheelers, tanker trucks and other large commercial vehicles are common sites on roads and highways. Weighing as much as 80,000 pounds, they are significantly larger and heavier than the average consumer vehicle. Since these large trucks are capable of causing significant...

5 Things You Should Never Do After a Car Accident

5 Things to Avoid After a Car Accident If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident or other personal injury accident,  you know how confusing and uncertain things can be. After a car accident, it is important to act carefully and...

What is Criminal Procedure?

What is Criminal Procedure? Criminal procedure is an ever-changing area of law. While the technical underpinnings are as old as the Constitution itself, The Supreme Court comes out with decisions that change criminal procedure often. Most of the time, these changes come from the evolving precedent of the fourth, fifth...

What Happens Before You’re Arrested for a DUI/OVI?

What Happens Before You're Arrested for a DUI/OVI in Ohio? Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or more recently known as Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated (OVI) is a serious crime in Ohio. Specifically, in Ohio, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration(BAC) of .08 or above. This...

Study Shows Personal Injury Settlements are up to 3.5x Higher With a Lawyer

IRC Study Shows the Benefits to Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident or other personal injury accident,  you're likely debating whether you should hire a personal injury lawyer. This is a fair question, but...

Ohio Issues Guidance On Re-Opening the Economy Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Ohio Issues Guidance to Businesses to Begin to Reopen Amid COVID-19 The global Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) has sent uncertainty rippling through businesses and households around the globe. On April 27th, 2020, the State of Ohio issued a set of "Responsible Protocols for Getting Ohio Back to Work" which contained a...

Ohio Grants Temporary Relief to Liquor Permit Holders

Ohio Grants Liquor Permit Renewal Extension The global Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) has sent uncertainty rippling through businesses and households around the globe. As Liquor License Attorneys, we know that few industries have been hit as hard as the bar and restaurant industry. The Ohio Department of Liquor Control has announced...

Coronavirus and Contracts: The Billion Dollar Question

How Does Coronavirus Affect Contracts? The global Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) has sent uncertainty rippling through businesses and households around the globe. As civil litigators, we are keenly aware that such monumental events can - and often do - affect contractual relationships entered into before this pandemic took hold. However, the...

Ohio Guide to Statutes of Limitation │ Civil Lawyers

Ohio Guide to Statutes of Limitation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q036976gJYA Always remember that there are time limits for filing both civil and criminal cases referred to as the statute of limitations. These limits are meant to ensure a number of things: That potential plaintiffs can’t threaten lawsuits forever; and To protect the integrity...

Ohio’s Motorcycle Helmet Law – ORC 4511.53

Ohio's Motorcycle Helmet Law Riding a motorcycle is more dangerous than driving a car. They are less stable than a car during maneuvers such as emergency braking and swerving. They are also less visible on the road. Moreover, when they crash they lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle so the driver...

Does Business Interruption Insurance Cover COVID-19?

Coronavirus Pandemic and Business Interruption Insurance On March 18th, 2020, 18 U.S. Lawmakers signed on to a letter addressed to trade associations for insurers asking them to work with member companies to "make financial losses related to COVID-19 and other infectious disease-related losses part of their commercial insurance business interruption...

What’s the Difference Between a Personal Injury Claim and a Lawsuit?

Whenever you or a loved one is injured due to the carelessness or negligence of another, it is vitally important that you understand how the law allows you to recover compensation. At it's most general, personal injury cases are resolved in one of two ways:  A settlement of an insurance...

5 Mistakes to Avoid in a Personal Injury Case

After a personal injury, you may need to seek fair compensation for your injuries in a personal injury claim or lawsuit. With over 35 years of combined legal experience, our family of lawyers knows how complicated personal injury cases can be. For those that are unfamiliar with the complex laws...

Who Pays For Pain and Suffering After an Auto Accident?

After being injured in a car accident, many clients understandably wonder "what is my case worth?" This is sometimes a difficult task to determine, as every insurance company uses different methods and formulas to value a personal injury claim. However, in general, the value of a car accident claim takes...

Questions to Ask After an Accident

What To Ask After a Car Accident https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQVuEa360xE What are the questions you should ask after a car accident? Sawan & Sawan has experience representing the victims of automobile negligence and we put together the following answers to several frequently asked questions for those in car accidents. If you have...

Explaining Georgia’s Good Samaritan Law

Explaining Georgia’s Good Samaritan Law You may have heard the term "good samaritan laws", but do you really understand how these laws can impact a car accident claim? Since the early 1960's, the State of Georgia has had a Good Samaritan law in effect in some form or fashion. However,...

Negligence in Georgia Personal Injury Cases

Negligence in Georgia Personal Injury Cases Speak to a Lawyer today Fill out the contact form below and a lawyer will contact you to discuss your case.When it comes to filing a lawsuit for a personal injury, one of the critical aspects of the case will be proving negligence. Proof...

Ohio Issues “Stay At Home” Order

Ohio Orders Citizens to "Stay at Home" Governor DeWine and State of Ohio officials announced a new “Stay and Home’ order that begins Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 and lasts until at least April 7th, 2020.Ohioans are permitted to leave home for a variety of reasons, such as health and safety,...

Coronavirus, Contracts and Cancellations

Top Tips Review all contracts to determine whether provisions excuse performance based on a pandemic such as COVID-19.Review all applicable insurance policies to see if there is cancellation coverage for a pandemic such as COVID-19Engage in open dialogue early and often.Check your ticketing terms and conditions.If you don’t have anything...

Fatal Car Accidents in Ohio – October 2019

Contact Us The car accident lawyers at Sawan & Sawan have extensive experience dealing with the fallout from an unexpected death or injury. In an effort to spread awareness of the dangers of motor vehicle accidents, the lawyers at Sawan & Sawan publish a monthly list of the location and number...

Fatal Car Accidents in Ohio – November 2019

Contact Us The car accident lawyers at Sawan & Sawan have extensive experience dealing with the fallout from an unexpected death or injury. In an effort to spread awareness of the dangers of motor vehicle accidents, the lawyers at Sawan & Sawan publish a monthly list of the location and number...

Fatal Car Accidents in Ohio – December 2019

Contact Us The car accident lawyers at Sawan & Sawan have extensive experience dealing with the fallout from an unexpected death or injury. In an effort to spread awareness of the dangers of motor vehicle accidents, the lawyers at Sawan & Sawan publish a monthly list of the location and number...

Fatal Accident on US 20 in Wood County Leaves 1 Dead

On February 28th, 2020, A fatal car accident in Wood County, Ohio claimed the life of one area resident. 29 year old, Jesse T. Cutcher of Gibsonburg, Ohio was traveling eastbound on US 20, when a car reportedly driven by Christopher L. Kugler, 22, of Carrollton traveled left of center...

Fatal Car Accidents in Ohio | Week 9

At Sawan & Sawan, our family of personal injury lawyers handle catastrophic injury and death cases - so we know the devastation that an unexpected death can cause. Every week, people are involved in fatal accidents throughout the State of Ohio. In an effort to bring awareness to the dangers on the road, our team compiles...

Car Accidents in Toledo Ohio 2/23/20 – 2/29/20

Welcome to the Safer Streets Initiative, brought to you by Sawan & Sawan. Every week, the family of car accident lawyers at Sawan & Sawan publish a map of the car accident locations in Toledo, Ohio. They create this weekly map to foster a stronger understanding of the common locations...

Legal Considerations when Traveling with CBD

Traveling with CBD? Here's what you need to know. In 2020, CBD sales are estimated to exceed 1 billion dollars. With all of the focus on CBD and CBD related products, many people are wondering about the legality of traveling with them. Here are some important things to be aware...

Car Accidents in Toledo Ohio 2/16/20 – 2/23/20

Welcome to the Safer Streets Initiative, brought to you by Sawan & Sawan. Every week, the family of car accident lawyers at Sawan & Sawan publish a map of the car accident locations in Toledo, Ohio. They create this weekly map to foster a stronger understanding of the common locations...

Filing an Automobile Insurance Claim

Hurt in a Car Accident? When you are in an automobile accident you are very vulnerable due to both your emotional and physical state. Knowing how to proceed in making claims against either the other person's insurance company or your own is necessary for your well being. The goal in resolving your claims...

Car Accidents in Toledo Ohio 2/2/20 – 2/9/20

Welcome to the Safer Streets Initiative, brought to you by Sawan & Sawan. Every week, the family of car accident lawyers at Sawan & Sawan publish a map of the car accident locations in Toledo, Ohio. They create this weekly map to foster a stronger understanding of the common locations...

Car Accidents in Toledo Ohio 1/26/20 – 2/1/20

Welcome to the Safer Streets Initiative, brought to you by Sawan & Sawan. Every week, the family of car accident lawyers at Sawan & Sawan publish a map of the car accident locations in Toledo, Ohio. They create this weekly map to foster a stronger understanding of the common locations...

Does Not Wearing a Seat Belt Affect Car Accident Claims?

Does Not Wearing a Seat Belt Affect Car Accident Claims? Since 2004 wearing a seat belt while either driving or as a front seat passenger has been mandatory. Ohio Revised Code 4513.263 states: (B) No person shall do any of the following:(1) Operate an automobile on any street or highway...

The 5 Worst Truck Accidents of All Time

The 5 Worst Truck Accidents of All Time​ Vehicular accidents are horrifying and can lead to fatalities, especially if it involves big trucks. They can plow through several smaller vehicles. Commercial freight trucks hauling goods and products across the country are important contributors to the economy, but because of meeting...

Proposed Law in Ohio Would Make it a Crime to Use a Cell Phone While Driving

According to the Ohio Distracted Driving Task Force, 58 people were killed, 493 were seriously injured and over 7,000 were injured in nearly 14,000 distracted driving accidents in 2017, Distracted driving is under reported because it is difficult to prove unless an officer sees it or the driver admits to...

Deepfake Videos as Evidence in Court

Technology is useful in making life a lot easier for us. But it can also get the best of us right under our very nose. The introduction of Deepfake videos in 2017 is worrying and can have serious repercussions to our ways of delivering the truth via different media platforms....

Emojis in the Courtroom

Courtrooms are catching up with technology, especially with respect to admissible evidence. However, this is made more difficult due to the fact that almost everyone communicates digitally - meaning that threats and harassment are expressed differently such as in texts and messages - including emojis. Can an axe or knife...

5 Weirdest Laws in United States History

State laws were made to keep peace and order relative to the culture of each state. And then there are weird laws that seem not to make sense to an outsider. There is a logical explanation for everything no matter it may sound at first. But of course, there are...

Is There a Place on Earth With No Laws?

Laws are constituted to keep peace and order and define what a community of people deems as important to their way of living. For others, laws curtail freedom and individuality. Are there still places on earth not governed by laws? Here are a few places on earth where formal laws...

The Top 5 Legal Movies of All Time

Legal movies are always fascinating to watch for various reasons. Aside from the story lines, they give us a glimpse into a world that is seemingly different to our own with all the legal jargons, intricacies and nuances of procedures, as well as real court room drama. The following are...

Lawsuits Under the Federal Tort Claim Act

The Federal Torts Claim Act (FTCA) This federal statute allows you to sue a governmental agency for any negligent act committed by an employee of that agency. Although allowed, filing a lawsuit under the FTCA is tricky requiring you to be aware of the procedure for the filing. In addition...

Top Legal Stories of 2019

2019 was a big year in the law, with some monumental cases making their way through the American Justice system. From major jury verdicts to national politics - the final year of the decade was full of major legal issues.  So, without further explanation, let’s look at the top legal...

Top 5 Biggest Jury Verdicts in American History

Jury verdicts are at the core of the civil justice system. This has its own pros and cons. Critics of the system argues that high-profile cases result in unimaginable verdicts that are seemingly outrageous. But without the jury and subsequent verdicts, legal claims will not be pursued that will end...

I-75 Construction in Toledo, Ohio

The I-75 Downtown and DiSalle Bridge project began in 2018, and is expected to be completed in 2022. The purpose of this project is to do the following: Widen and reconstruct I-75, from Buck Rd. to Dorr St., to current standards, including reducing the curve between Wales Rd. & Miami...

Winter Driving Tips

With chilly temperatures of winter set in, are you and your vehicle ready for the cold? Here are some tips to keep you and your loved ones safe on the road this winter.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gpjRgpbOGA Know Your Car​ Every vehicle handles differently, and this is particularly true when driving on wet,...

Social Media and Electronically Stored Information Legal Guide

Types of Data, Production Specifications and Formats - In Detail Data is a set of values of quantitative or qualitative variables which represents transmittable or storable information. Generally, when we talk about data, we’re talking about some existing information or knowledge that is represented or coded in some form suitable...

Deposition Tips from a Trial Lawyer

A deposition is a basically a formal question-and-answer session -- under oath -- utilized to gather testimony and evidence to use at trial. Depositions are governed by Rule 30 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure – or their state corollary rule. During a deposition, all testimony by the deponent...

How Do I Know if I’m a Victim of Medical Malpractice?

How Do I Know if I’m a Victim of Medical Malpractice?​ Medical malpractice is an unfortunate downside of the medical care system, and it’s not a new problem. Thankfully, there are many medical malpractice lawyers who look out for community members who were harmed by their healthcare provider’s negligence. Medical malpractice occurs...

Insurance Companies and Statements Under Oath

A statement under oath (“SUO”) or examination under oath (“EUO”) is a legal proceeding initiated by an insurance company pursuant to the terms of your insurance policy. An SUO or EUO is not just another deposition, and your counsel must be well-versed on the contractual duty you have to submit to an...

Vaping Lawsuits

Lawsuits filed in federal court are likely to be consolidated in so-called multi district litigation before a federal judge. Juul has moved to consolidate the lawsuits in the Northern District of California, which included San Francisco. A federal judicial panel in Los Angeles is scheduled to hear the arguments on...

What is a Class Action Lawsuit?

A class action, also known as a class action lawsuit, class suit, or representative action, is a type of lawsuit where one of the parties is a group of people who are represented collectively by a member of the group. The class action originated in the United States and is still...

Caps on Damages in Ohio Personal Injury Claims

In a previous article we discussed the caps on damages in a personal injury case.  To reiterate as to non-economic damages the amount of compensatory damages loss is capped at the greater of $250,000 or an amount that is equal to three times the economic loss, as determined by the jury, not...

Subpoenas Involving HIPAA Information

For litigators and criminal defense attorneys, it’s not uncommon for a case to involve “protected health information” during discovery. If you need to issue a subpoena for this information, you probably will run into a significant objection if the party you are requesting information from is subject to HIPAA. HIPAA...

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Proud to Call Toledo, Ohio Home Our family of lawyers is from Toledo, Ohio - and we're proud to have offices in the heart of Downtown. Our offices are conveniently located within 2 blocks of the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas, the Federal District Court for the Northern District...

Homeowner’s Insurance Claims

After suffering damage to your property, the collectability under a homeowners insurance policy depends on a variety of factors, but most notably, the type of policy. In general terms Homeowners insurance may pay for repairing or rebuilding your damaged home, temporary shelter if your home is uninhabitable, damage to your...

Truck Driver Charged with Homicide After Fatal Ohio Crash

In the early morning on Friday, August 30th, 2019, a truck driver carrying an oversized load hit the Claycraft Road overpass of I-270 in Gahanna, Ohio.  Upon hitting the overpass, the load fell off the trailer and hit two cars. While one driver was uninjured, one driver was fatally injured...

Comedian Kevin Hart Involved in a Serious Car Accident

On Saturday, September 1st, 2019, Actor and Comedian Kevin Hart was involved in a serious car accident near his home in Calabasas, California. According to reports, the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda was being driven by Hart's driver, Jared Black, when he lost control of the vehicle - causing it to go off the...

Is CBD Legal in Ohio?

A New Legal Frontier CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, has had a surge in popularity over the past couple of years. Unlike THC, the chemical compound that gives marijuana its signature effect, CBD has been shown to help with a variety of illnesses and conditions — without the...

The Ohio Supreme Court Accepts Constitutional Appeal

On May 15th, 2019, the Ohio Supreme Court granted review of Case Number 2019-0295 captioned Bey v. Rasawehr. Out of 57 discretionary appeals filed, this was one of only 3 accepted. This case is on appeal from Mercer County Court of Common Pleas Case numbers 10-18-02 and 10-18-03 - and the...

The 10 Worst Insurance Companies in America

In our 30+ combined years of representing injured victims, we’ve learned that not all car insurance companies are created equal. While many are honest, fair and diligent – we can’t say the same for others. Far too often, we see car insurance companies use tactics designed to give them an...

Pedestrian Accidents in Ohio

Every year, approximately 60,000 people are injured in a pedestrian accident, many causing fatalities. On average, a pedestrian was killed every 2 hours and injured every 8 minutes in traffic crashes in 2013. The amount of pedestrians injured per day in the United States by cars is sobering. Here is...

Annie’s Law Changes Ohio OVI Law

On April 6th of 2017 Annie’s law went into effect. Ohio House Bill 388, known as Annie’s Law, was named for a Chillicothe attorney Annie Rooney, who was killed by a multiple prior OVI offender in an automobile accident on US 50. She was a criminal defense attorney who handled...

Chiropractors and Car Accidents

In many car accidents, injuries can occur that can cause bodily pain of various kinds. It is possible that the victim of the car accident seeks treatment at a chiropractor in an effort to obtain relief from their pain. As car accident lawyers, we’ve seen situations where these chiropractic bills...

Driver’s License Suspensions and Reinstatement

Getting a driver license is a privilege sanctioned by the Ohio Legislature.  The worst thing that can happen to you is to lose that right. Without it you can’t work, attend school, or go to medical appointments. These are just a few of the complications that occur without that driver...

Open Refreshment Areas in Downtown Toledo, Ohio

Looking for a To-Go Drink in Downtown Toledo? Here's What You Need to Know. As a general rule, open containers of alcohol in public are not permitted in Ohio. However, in 2015, the Ohio Legislature passed a law stating that: A person may have in the person's possession an opened...

Should I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in Ohio?

Should I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test if Pulled Over For a DUI in Ohio? One of the most frequently asked question posed to OVI/DUI attorneys is whether or not you should refuse a breathalyzer test if you are pulled over for an OVI/DUI. To answer that question, we need to...

10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Toledo, Ohio

The Ohio Department of Transportation ("ODOT") recently released a report detailing the 150 most dangerous intersections throughout the State of Ohio. Of those 150 - more than a dozen were located right here in Toledo, Ohio. As Car Accident Attorneys, we know the devastation that car related injuries can cause....

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