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 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Legal Basis for Forced Quarantines

Until this January, the Federal government had not used its Federal quarantine power since the 1960’s – when the government detained an individual with a suspected case of smallpox. In early 2020, the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Formally COVID-19) has stoked worldwide fear of a pandemic, sent stock markets tumbling,...

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...

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. Laws also 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Paying Medical Bills After a Car Accident

If you've been in a car accident, you know all to well that managing your finances can be very difficult while you recover from any injuries. Aside from your injuries from an automobile accident, the next most stress filled issue is how do you get the medical bills paid? Most...

Uber and Lyft Car Accidents and Car Insurance

Uber/Lyft Accidents and Car Insurance 2018 was another huge year for rideshare services – as companies like Uber and Lyft continue to disrupt the broader mobility market. It’s been a little over 5 years since passengers all over America started reaching for their cellphones to hail a ride – and...

Lost Wages and Emotional Distress After Car Accidents

Lost Wages and Emotional Distress After a Car Accident Can you sue for lost wages and emotional distress after a car accident? The short answer is yes, you can recover for wage loss and emotional damages after car accidents. The law in Ohio strives to make an injured party “whole”...

The Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents

The Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents Looking for information about the common causes of truck accidents? Every year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reviews thousands of truck accidents and gleans valuable data from them to determine their causes. For every truck accident, the FMCSA collects data on over 1,000 causes...

Which Dog Breed Bites The Most

Which Dog Breed Bites The Most At Sawan & Sawan, we love dogs. While the vast majority of dogs are gentle and loving, some breeds do tend to get a reputation for aggressive behavior and unfortunate incidents involving injuries. Many of the statistics surrounding dog bites won’t surprise you, but...

Winning Your Truck Accident Claim

Winning Your Truck Accident Claim If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a truck accident, the law holds that it is your responsibility to prove that the truck driver caused the accident – as well as your injuries. In some cases, this endeavor can be much...

Understanding Automobile Gap Insurance

Understanding Automobile Gap Insurance​ Collision insurance covers damage to your vehicle, but is frequently not sufficient to pay off the total amount of the car loan if you’ve been in a serious car accident involving a total loss. Many of my clients find this out the hard way after a...

Five Facts for Ohio Drivers to Help Avoid Truck Accidents

5 Facts Ohio Drivers Need to Know to Avoid Truck Accidents Almost all Drivers know that large trucks can be extremely dangerous for other drivers on the road. Accidents involving trucks are some of the worst we see in our practice – with disastrous consequences for victims and their families....

Dogs on Ohio Patios

Dogs on Patios Under Ohio HB 263 If your dog is anything like many of our pets, nothing makes pets happier than coming along to eat with their best friends. A new law in Ohio could make this easier for thousands of restaurants in Ohio by formally permitting dogs on...

Car Safety Tips for Traveling With Children

Car Safety Tips for Traveling with Children The good news is that, according to the Center for Disease Control, fatal car accidents involving children continue to decline. The CDC has reported that during the last decade, fatal crashes involving kids decreased by 43 percent. While this is great step in the...

Who is the Victim in a Car Accident?

Who is the Victim in a Car Accident? Imagine you are driving home minding your own business when suddenly a car runs a stop sign and smacks your car broadside. You are confused, dazed and shocked about what just happened. All of a sudden you are surrounded by people, police...

What Car Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know

Under Ohio law, car insurance companies have a legal duty to act fairly in the processing of your claim. However, far too often, we see car insurance companies use tactics designed to give them an upper hand and reduce how much they have to pay on your car accident claim....

How to Handle Car Accidents Between Friends

Handling Car Accidents Between Friends Imagine you’re a passenger in your best friend’s car – and she crashes into the car ahead of her. For many of our clients, this is more than imagination – it’s reality. Being injured in a car accident involving friends can be extremely uncomfortable for...

Should I Go to the Hospital After a Car Accident?

Should I Go to The Hospital After a Car Accident https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbeToEPone0If you’ve been in a car accident, you may be wondering if you need to seek medical attention. While there is no one answer to this, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Below, we outline some common...

Top 10 Causes of Truck Accidents

Top 10 Causes of Truck Accidents Due to the size, weight and speed involved in most truck accidents, the injuries sustained by motorists are often the most severe injuries we see in our practice. We have experience assisting those involved in truck accident injuries, but we prefer that these accidents...

The Elements of a Car Accident Lawsuit

The Elements of a Car Accident Lawsuit Car accident lawsuits involve proving four main elements: duty, breach, causation and damages. If you, as the Plaintiff, can prove all those elements of your case, you should have no problem winning at trial and probably will be able to obtain a favorable...

Four Tips When Making Car Accident Insurance Claims

Four Tips When Making Car Accident Insurance Claims For those who don’t deal with insurance claims on a frequent basis, getting injured in a car accident can be a crippling and overwhelming experience. Aside from the stress of recovery, one is left to navigate the often perilous insurance claims process...

What is the Average Cost of a DUI?

The Average Cost of a DUI Driving under the influence of alcohol can have devastating effects on innocent people and society at large. This is one of the reasons why criminal penalties for a DUI in Ohio can be so severe. As if the shame and consequences of a drunk...

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