Evidence of Medical Bill Write-Offs in Ohio Injury Cases After Jacques v. Manton

Evidence of Medical Bill Write-Offs in Ohio Injury Cases After Jacques v. Manton Robinson v Bates, 2006-Ohio-6362 was a pivotal Ohio Supreme Court case that changed how medical bills were presented in an Ohio personal injury trial. Before Robinson, the only evidence that the jury heard relative to the plaintiff’s...

Municipal Liability for Injuries Caused by Potholes in Ohio

Municipal Liability for Injuries Caused by Potholes in Ohio In Ohio, potholes are a major hazard during the spring and winter months. They are caused when moisture from snow and rain seeps into cracks in the pavement. Freezing water will expand and through many cycles of freezing and thawing will...

Assumption of the Risk in Ohio Personal Injury Cases

Assumption of the Risk in Ohio Personal Injury Cases Assumption of the risk in Ohio is a legal principle that serves as a defense in injury cases where the injured Plaintiff is attempting to recover damages for their injuries. The principle usually involves cases where the Defendant argues that the...

What is Considered Pain and Suffering in Ohio?

What is Considered Pain and Suffering in Ohio? Those that were injured, such as with a car accident or other injury, typically suffer from significant pain and suffering that falls into distinct categories. On one hand, they may have physical injuries, physical pain and discomfort, and require medical treatment. These...

Made Whole Doctrine Subrogation Under Ohio Injury Law

Made Whole Doctrine Subrogation Under Ohio Injury Law If someone is injured in Ohio and the injury is not their fault, they will typically seek legal recourse to recover compensation for their damages caused by the responsible party. In some cases, however, the circumstances can result in injury victims having...

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...

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...

Toledo, Ohio Scooter Safety Tips

If 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...

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 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. Sawan & Sawan wrote this...

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...

Ohio Guide to Statutes of Limitation │ Civil Lawyers

Ohio Guide to Statutes of Limitation 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; andTo protect the integrity of evidence,...

Ohio’s Motorcycle Helmet Law – ORC 4511.53

Ohio Revised Code 4511.53 Motorcyle Helmet Laws 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...

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...