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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Writs of Prohibition in Ohio

Writs of Prohibition in Ohio Writs of prohibition in the State of Ohio are extraordinary remedies that involve an exercise of judicial power that is clearly unauthorized by law and goes beyond the limits of that particular judicial power. It asks for a prohibition on further action where a judge...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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