What is the Minimum Required Car Insurance in Ohio?

What Is the Minimum Required Car Insurance in Ohio? In Ohio, as with most states, it is mandatory to have liability automobile insurance coverage to drive a car on the public streets. The minimum required coverages as of 2024 include at least $25,000 for injury/death of one person and $50,000...

What Law Applies to Out-Of-State Car Accidents Involving Different States?

What Law Applies to Out-Of-State Car Accidents Involving Different States? We commonly encounter situations where someone was in a car accident while driving in one state but they are a resident and have insurance in another state. With these out-of-state accidents, it can become increasingly complicated to determine which State's...

Pre-Existing Conditions in Personal Injury Cases

Pre-Existing Conditions in Personal Injury Cases Pre-existing medical conditions in personal injury cases refer to any medical ailments that predate the accident or incident causing the injury. For example, they may include degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, or injuries from another prior accident. A victim can still recover...

Compensation for Medical Bills after a Car Accident

Who Pays Medical Bills After a Car Accident? One of the most urgent issues after a car accident is how does the injured victim pay for medical treatment? While an at-fault party in a fault based jurisdiction will ultimately be responsible, initially injured victims have to use her health insurance...

Determining Fault in Car Accident Lawsuits

Determining Fault in Car Accident Lawsuits In a Forbes article, In 2020, there were over 5 million  car accidents in the United States. Of these, 35,756 were fatalities, 1,593,390 were injuries, and 3,621,681 resulted in property damage. With so many accidents, it is essential to determine fault in a car...

Burden of Proof in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Burden of Proof in Personal Injury Lawsuits The burden of proof is a legal concept describing who has the obligation to prove their case and to what extent they need to prove their case to prevail. In personal injury cases, the injured party typically has to prove their case and...

Negotiating Settlement in Catastrophic Injury Lawsuits

Negotiating Settlement in Catastrophic Injury Cases Understanding Catastrophic Injury Cases A catastrophic injury that suddenly occurs, is often the result of a very serious car accident. This type of injury causes serious physical damage to a body. It is usually permanent without the hope of full recovery. The consequences of...

Joint and Several Liability in Personal Injury Cases

Joint and Several Liability in Personal Injury Cases Joint and several liability is a concept in which two or more parties (tortfeasors) that are responsible for hurting the plaintiff will be held independently liable for their damages irrespective of their percentage of fault.Under this rule, a single tortfeasor can be...

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...

Michigan Supreme Court Issues Landmark Slip and Fall Injury Ruling

Michigan Supreme Court Issues Landmark Slip and Fall Injury Ruling Last Friday, the Michigan Supreme Court issued a decision that changes the law involving premise liability cases. For many years, cases involving the “open and obvious” doctrine in slip and fall cases resulted in injured victims having their cases thrown...

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...

Guide to Medical Liens in Personal Injury Cases

Guide to Medical Liens in Personal Injury Cases A medical lien is a demand for reimbursement of paid medical bills that is placed against a person who caused the accident. Also known as subrogation, once incurred, your health insurance company will seek reimbursement from the responsible party.  Subrogation is a...

What To Expect After a Motorcycle Accident

What To Expect After a Motorcycle Accident Most motorcycle/car accidents result in very serious injuries. In fact, according to the National Highway Safety Administration, motorcycle participants are 26 times more likely to die in a traffic collision and 5 times more likely to be injured when compared to a passenger...

Are Personal Injury Lawyers Worth It?

Are Personal Injury Lawyers Worth It? Personal injury lawyers play a critical role representing injury victims. If you or a loved one were recently injured, you may be wondering if personal injury lawyers are worth it or if you should handle your personal injury case yourself. We cannot stress enough...

What is a Slip and Fall Injury?

What is a Slip and Fall Injury? A slip and fall is a personal injury where a person slips or trips on another persons or business property and is injured as a result. Known as “premises liability” claims, they include injuries which occur at a store, a residence, or on...

What To Do After a Dog Bite Injury

What Should I Do After a Dog Bite Injury? Dog bite injuries are all too common and can disrupt the lives of the victims. We love dogs as much as anyone but they can be dangerous animals at the end of the day. A dog's jaw contains serious power and...

Frequently Asked Questions After a Dog Bite Injury

Frequently Asked Questions After a Dog Bite Injury After a dog bite, there's so many things that might be going through your head. It may have happened to a family member such as one of your children. If there are serious injuries or infections, the victim of the bite might...

What Kind of Lawyer Do I Need for a Dog Bite Injury?

What Kind of Lawyer Do I Need for a Dog Bite Injury? Dog bites are all too common types of injuries that can happen to anyone. While a dog’s breed certainly can make it more dangerous or have a higher proclivity to bite someone, the risk of a dog bite...

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...

Loss of Consortium Claims in Georgia Personal Injury Cases

Loss of Consortium in Georgia Personal Injury Cases Under Georgia law, loss of consortium claims apply to the loss of a spouse for the other’s society, companionship, affection and all other conditions that come from a marriage. These damages are meant to provide compensation that has been lost by the...

Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Cases

Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Cases After an injury, there are many thoughts that are going through your mind. Probably the last thing you are thinking about is the time limit within which you must file a lawsuit to recover damages for injuries. This is referred to as the...

Social Media After Car Accidents

Social Media Use After a Car Accident Being involved in a car accident is emotional, scary, and results in the victim of the accident becoming very vulnerable. After the accident, the injured party often needs and wants to tell their friends, family, and connections about the accident and what has...

Injury Lawsuit Filed Against WWE Over Pyrotechnics

Injury Lawsuit Filed Against WWE Over Pyrotechnics In April of 2022, the Plaintiff Marvin Jackson attended WrestleMania 38. He alleges that his hearing was damaged by the loud pyrotechnics at the event and has sued the WWE to recover for the alleged injuries caused. He filed a lawsuit against the...

How To Win a Dog Bite Injury Case in Michigan

How To Win a Dog Bite Injury Case in Michigan Man’s best friend is not always worthy of the title. While dogs are lovable in most cases, sometimes they can attack and seriously injure humans. Dog bites are all too common types of injury claims that we see as personal...

Evidence Needed for a Car Accident Injury Case

Evidence Needed for a Car Accident Injury Case For those who are the victim of a car accident, the process of seeking compensation is incredibly difficult and frustrating. Dealing with the legal claims process is always a challenge and is only made more difficult by physical injury and disruption to...

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...

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Disney for Jungle Cruise Injury

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Disney for Jungle Cruise Injury A wrongful death lawsuit was filed against Disneyland by the family of the victim of an incident at the Anaheim park, Joanne Aguilar. The victim, then a 66-year old woman, was visiting the park with her family when they visited...

What Percentage Do Lawyers Take for Personal Injury Cases?

What Percentage Do Lawyers Take for Personal Injury Cases? Personal injury lawyers play an important role in settlement negotiations to recover full compensation for their clients’ injuries. They evaluate the injuries, verify the medical records and any outstanding liens, and negotiate an offer from any insurance companies or defendants. Unlike...

Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Ohio

Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Ohio Leaving the scene of an accident is a serious crime with serious consequences. No matter what the reasoning is behind leaving the scene, the ramifications can be devastating on all the parties involved in the accident. In short, no one involved in...

What to Do After an Uber Car Accident

What to Do After a Car Accident with Uber As personal injury attorneys, we often have clients that are involved in Uber car accidents. Ride sharing has become a massive part of the traffic happening on the roads. With the increased use of ride sharing, car accidents with Uber drivers...

Worker’s Compensation in Personal Injury Cases

Workers Compensation in Personal Injury Cases Imagine that you are working at a  construction site removing the shackle from a girder when the crane operator prematurely lifts the boom crushing your right dominant hand. The crane operator works for a company that is not your employer. What rights do you...

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 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 the...

Crew Members from Jackass Movie Sued in Injury Lawsuit

Jackass Crew Members Sued for Injury Allegedly Caused During Stunt The “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 On 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 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 the injuries...

Family of Fraternity Pledge Files Hazing Injury Lawsuit

Family of Fraternity Pledge Files Hazing Injury Lawsuit 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 was...

Levels of Snow Emergencies in Ohio

Levels of Snow Emergencies in Ohio In Ohio, there are 3 total levels of snow emergencies. The levels, and their meanings are as follows:Level 1. Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Drivers should exercise caution when driving in these conditions. Level 2. Roadways are hazardous...

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

Texas Jury Renders $300 Billion Verdict in Drunk Driving Wrongful Death Is 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 Lawsuit Following 2019 Crowd Crush Injury A 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 Nation,...

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 a...

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 Arnold 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...

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....

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...

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 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...

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...

Can a Passenger Sue a Driver After a Car Accident?

I Was a Passenger in a Car Accident - Who Pays My Medical Bills? 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 to...

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 Premises 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 category of damages included in compensation in...

Common Back Injuries After a Car Accident

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 prevalence...

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

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 & Sawan...

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...

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...

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....

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....

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...

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...

Do I Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

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 pitfalls...

New Study Shows How Fast Treatment Aids Injury Recovery

In 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 What 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...

Ohio Jury Awards $34.6 Million Dollars to Injured Victims in Truck Accident

Ohio Jury Awards $34.6 Million Dollars to Injured Victims in Truck Accident In one of the largest verdicts in Ohio history, a Cuyahoga County jury awarded $34.6 million dollars to a man involved in a serious truck accident. The case, captioned Kiara E. Torres, et al., v. Concrete Designs Inc.,...

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...

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 Basics 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?

Neck Pain After a Car Accident Chances 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...

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 Accidents Caused By Driver Fatigue 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...

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...

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,...

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

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...

5 Mistakes to Avoid in a Personal Injury Case

Things Not To Do In Personal Injury Cases 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...

Who Pays For Pain and Suffering After an Auto Accident?

Pain and Suffering After a Car 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...

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,...

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...

Winter Driving Tips

Tips for Driving in the Winter 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.  Know Your Car​ Every vehicle handles differently, and this is particularly...

Caps on Damages in Ohio Personal Injury Claims

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...

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...