The Duane Washington trucking accident was a terrible tragedy. Washington, an Army veteran and father of 3, was riding his motorcycle near Tallahassee. When he pulled off the interstate due to a pouring rain and a long traffic jam, he was badly injured. Washington survived, but his injuries were severe and permanently life-altering. His personal injury lawsuit returned a … [Read more...] about Duane Washington Trucking Accident Ends With $411 Million Award
You had the misfortune of being in a car accident. The good news is that it wasn’t your fault; the bad news is that there was significant damage done—to your vehicle, your physical well-being and your professional life. The damage was substantial enough that you felt filing a personal injury lawsuit in civil court was the best means to get fair compensation. Your court date … [Read more...] about Time to Go to Court: Your Personal Injury Case Checklist
First responders, such as police officers or firefighters, are—by definition—first on the scene in the event of a tragedy. They have won well-earned praise from society for their heroic efforts. But one recognition they haven’t received is reasonable coverage for the fallout that comes from seeing terrible tragedies up close. Fortunately, that’s changing. Florida passed a … [Read more...] about Florida PTSD Law To Protect First Responders Gains Momentum
It’s no secret that corporate giants are paying large sums in settlements and court fees recently. Johnson & Johnson, for instance, is being sued for faulty medical devices used in hip replacements, as well as facing trial for allegations against their baby powder, which individuals claimed caused cancer. The company was recently ordered to pay $4.14 billion in punitive … [Read more...] about Corporate Giants Forced to Pay Top Dollar Settlements (Or Are They?)
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?