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...

Comparative Negligence in Car Accident Cases

Comparative Negligence in Car Accident Cases In an automobile accident, comparative negligence looks at the conduct between the plaintiff and the defendant. It is raised as a defense to reduce the plaintiff’s recovery. Comparative negligence varies from state to state. Under this defense, a plaintiff who is partly responsible for...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

How To Get an Accident Report in Cleveland, Ohio

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

How To Get an Accident Report in Columbus, Ohio

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

How To Get an Accident Report in Toledo, Ohio

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

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.,...

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...

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...

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,...

Filing an Automobile Insurance Claim

Making Insurance Claim for An 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...

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...

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...

Truck Driver Charged with Homicide After Fatal Ohio Crash

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

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...

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...

Truck Accidents Require Special Legal Skill

Do You Need a Lawyer for a Truck Accident? Trucking accidents are unlike a lot of other car accidents on the road. While the sheer size of a truck often means that the damage caused in a truck accident is much greater than a typical motor vehicle accident, there is...

10 Tips to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents

10 Tips to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents We’ve all seen the “share the road” stickers, but you may be wondering the best practices for keeping motorcyclists safe on the roads. Due the relatively small size of motorcycles, visibility is often diminished. As a result motorcyclists are at an increased risk of...

Common Car Accident Insurance Forms

Common Car Accident Insurance Forms After a car accident that was not your fault, it’s likely that you will receive paperwork from the responsible party’s insurance company. Obviously, the party’s insurance company will want you to sign these as fast as possible, but we advise pausing before you sign anything....

Accident Reconstructionists and Truck Accidents

Accident Reconstructionists After a Truck Accident When you have been hurt in a truck accident, the most important focus should always be on getting better. Your injuries can be extremely severe after a truck accident, and it may require extensive periods of inpatient hospitalization, multiple major surgeries and treatments, rehabilitation and...

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....

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...