Car Accidents in Toledo, Ohio Last Week

Welcome to the Safer Streets Initiative, brought to you by Sawan & Sawan. Every week, the family of car accident lawyers at Sawan & Sawan publish a map of the car accident locations in Toledo, Ohio. We create this weekly map to foster a stronger understanding of the common locations of car accidents to keep drivers safe and alert when navigating dangerous intersections in Toledo, Ohio.

texting while driving is a growing trend and the national epidemic quickly becoming one of the biggest risks for drivers on America’s roads. Drivers assume that they can handle taxi and driving while remaining safe, but the numbers don’t lie.
  • Texting while driving causes 1.6 million accidents per year.
  • Texting while driving contributes to 1213 deaths every day.
  • Texting while driving is about six times more likely to cause an accident than driving and toxin texting while driving is the same as driving blind for five seconds at a time.
  • Texting while driving slows your brake reaction speed by 18%

The Car Accident and Truck Accident lawyers at Sawan & Sawan have extensive experience dealing with the fallout from an unexpected death or injury. In an effort to keep people safe, the lawyers at Sawan & Sawan work tirelessly to make the streets a safer place. Our family of lawyers has over 30 years of legal experience helping victims of personal injury accidents. In that time, we have seen countless tragedies. The fact is, no amount of apology or money can truly make a person whole after a serious car accident. Careless behavior is often the root cause of car accidents. At Sawan & Sawan, our family of car accident lawyers believe that prevention is key. Defensive driver begins with awareness – so we created the Safer Streets Initiative to inform drivers of risks on the road and inform the public about best safety practices behind the wheel. The Sawan & Sawan Safer Streets Initiative includes regular publication of car accident locations, fatal car accident reports, public service announcements and more.

“As car accident lawyers, we know that the best way to prevent pain and suffering is to prevent accidents in the first place.”
No matter how responsible you are behind the wheel, other drivers may perform any number of careless acts, including:
  • Distracted driving. Texting, changing the radio, putting on make-up, and talking to kids or other passengers are forms of distracted driving. Even taking just a moment of your attention from the road can lead to a severe accident.• Distracted driving. Texting, changing the radio, putting on make-up, and talking to kids or other passengers are forms of distracted driving. Even taking just a moment of your attention from the road can lead to a severe accident.
  • Drowsy driving. Sleep-deprived drivers have slower reaction times. Those who fall asleep behind the wheel can lose control of their cars and crash into a road barrier or another vehicle.
  • Driving under the influence. Like drowsy driving, operating a car after drinking or taking drugs can dramatically reduce your reaction time and impair your vision.
  • Irresponsible driving habits. Drivers who speed, change lanes without signaling, and tailgate the drivers in front of them put themselves and others at a higher risk of getting hurt on the road.

More cars on the road each year can also lead to more accidents. Every year, more licensed drivers are sharing the roadways. Urban areas, which get a lot of traffic congestion from people commuting to and from their jobs, the grocery store, or their kids’ schools, see the majority of accidents due to this increase in volume.

Our goal with the Safe Streets Initiative is to give the public tools to keep themselves and their families safe. We know that the information is power – and information about dangerous intersections and other road hazards helps people stay safe.

Winter Driving Tips

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With chilly temperatures of winter setting 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 Vehicle: Every vehicle handles differently. This is particularly true when driving on wet, icy, or snowy roads. Take the time now to learn how your vehicle handles under winter weather driving conditions.
  • Mind Your Battery: When the temperature drops, so does battery power. With gasoline and diesel engines, it takes more battery power to start your vehicle in the cold weather. For electric and hybrid electric vehicles, the driving range is reduced in the cold and batteries work better after they warm up. Remember to always keep jumper cables handy.
  • Check the Fluids: You can go through a lot of windless wiper fluid fairly quickly in a single snow storm. Be prepared for whatever might come your way. Completely fill your vehicle's reservoir before the first snowfall. Use high quality winter fluid and deicer and keep extra in your vehicle.
Toledo Attorney Dennis P. Sawan

Dennis P. Sawan

Senior Partner
Toledo Attorney Dennis E. Sawan

Dennis E. Sawan

Managing Partner
Toledo Attorney Chris A. Sawan

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Sawan & Sawan is a car accident law firm with car accident attorneys licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio, Florida, Michigan and Georgia. If you were in a car accident in Ohio and would like to speak further about your specific legal matter, call Sawan & Sawan today at 1-866-INJURY-0 or 419-900-0955 to schedule a free consultation.