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
Proving negligence is necessary if you want to successfully settle your DUI accident case. However, in order to prove that the drunk driver was indeed negligent, four elements must be established: Duty. Every driver has a duty to drive carefully and obey all traffic laws. Breach of Duty. For negligence to occur, the duty mentioned above must have been breached by the … [Read more...] about The Four Elements of DUI Negligence
If you’re ever the unfortunate victim of a hit and run car accident, then understandably you may be dealing with feelings of anger, confusion, helplessness and overall frustration. A hit and run accident is when the at-fault driver leaves the scene of the accident without providing their contact information to the victim. Fortunately, not all is lost. There are some steps … [Read more...] about What To Do After a Hit and Run Accident: 7 Steps