It’s a nightmare scenario: On your morning commute, someone a few cars behind you rear-ends the driver ahead of them. That triggers a chain reaction where each car bumped hits the vehicle ahead of them. Or it’s pushed out into the next lane and extends the damage. Unsurprisingly, these types of accidents result in more serious injuries and higher odds of fatalities than a … [Read more...] about The Stakes Are Large with Multiple Car Accident Insurance Issues
The list of the largest personal injury settlements ever awarded received a new addition this past December. A jury in California’s Kern County awarded over $70 million dollars to the Cuevas family for an accident that happened in the summer of 2017. Tomasa Cuevas, the mother of the family, was driving with her 2 children, Alex and Maritza. They collided with a big-rig truck. … [Read more...] about California Case Joins List of Highest Personal Injury Settlements of All Time
Picture this: You’ve been hurt at work or from a car wreck. You call your insurance company and file the necessary paperwork. In a couple weeks, you receive your settlement without going to court, and now it’s all finally over. Or so you wish. Depending on the case, some of that compensation might go to Uncle Sam next time tax season comes around. Physical injury or … [Read more...] about Can Your Personal Injury Settlement Be Taxed As Income?
There are a number of articles out there with lists of the top causes of car accidents. Some lists included 15 causes, others go as high as 25. But for the reader with common sense, they can all be simplified into three general categories, with the final one being the most important. We can start with the “Don’t Be A Moron” category (in salute to Murray Goldberg of ABC’s The … [Read more...] about The Myth That Leads To The Leading Causes Of Car Accidents
Will a personal injury lawyer take your case? Personal injury lawyers work on contingency fees, meaning they’re only paid if they win. So while they may have different standards, everything comes back to the same two questions: Is this case winnable and for how much? Can you win? Does your state use the standard of comparative negligence or contributory negligence? If it’s the … [Read more...] about Factors Deciding If A Personal Injury Lawyer Takes Your Case