October 2016 Archives

Do You Have to Pay Taxes on a Settlement or Judgment?

They say there are two things guaranteed in life - death and taxes - but does this truism carry over to settlements and judgments stemming from personal injury claims? There is actually no clear-cut answer, as there are many factors that come into play regarding the nature of and circumstances surrounding your case.

Who Pays for a Hit and Run Accident?

When you're hurt in a car accident, you have the right to take legal action and be compensated for your injuries. But what if the driver who hit you flees the scene? While filing a claim against the other driver's insurance company is still possible if they are caught, if they cannot be found you are stuck recovering damages from your own insurance company. Before going into detail about how to recover damages, there are a few things you need to know about how where you live can affect how to pursue your case.

5 Ways to Prove Emotional Distress

Bruises, cuts, broken bones, and crippling disabilities are all obvious signs left behind after an accident or other traumatic incident. The medical bills and lost wages associated with these types of injuries are tangible, making them easy to prove and put a value on. However, injuries that are not of a physical nature can be very complicated and much more difficult to prove and quantify. Emotional distress is the emotional damage caused as a result of an accident or a traumatic incident.

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