Personal Injury Blog

Are Personal Injury Settlements Subject to Taxation in California?

A personal injury settlement often comes after a long period of physical and emotional suffering, and plaintiffs understandably want to collect all of their rightful compensation, minus the contingency fee paid to their lawyer for all of their hard work on the case. However, if you are close to settling a personal injury suit or

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Soft Tissue Injuries vs. Serious Injuries

If you’ve been injured in an accident and can prove that your injuries were the fault of negligence by another party or entity, there’s a good chance that you have a valid personal injury claim. Unfortunately, simply having a claim won’t ensure that you receive a sizable settlement from the at-fault party’s insurance company. The

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California Personal Injury Settlements Explained

If you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you’ve taken a physical as well as a financial hit. Your injuries have caused you pain and suffering. They’ve also reduced your mobility so that even performing the simplest of tasks has become difficult, if not impossible. These physical effects, in

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Non-Economic Damages Explained

Every single auto accident that occurs is unique, as are the injuries sustained, whether they are physical, mental, or both. There are damages that are easily calculated – things like medical bills, lost wages, etc. Then there are non-economic damages, which do not have a specific dollar amount attached to them such as pain and

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What do personal injury lawyers do?

You’ve barely made it out of the emergency room after your accident, and all of a sudden you’re inundated with medical bills, accident reports, and requests from insurance companies. You probably feel completely overwhelmed with it all, and might not know what to do next, or who you should talk to at the insurance company.

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What happens after you hire a personal injury attorney?

You’ve been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, and you’ve suffered injuries. Friends and family are telling you that you should hire an attorney, but what exactly happens after you’ve taken that step? Here is a brief overview of the process that takes place after you’ve hired an experienced personal injury attorney. Initial

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6 Common Reasons Injury Victims Avoid Hiring A Lawyer

When you’ve been involved in an accident that has resulted in injuries, your life immediately becomes far more complicated than it used to be. There are no limits to the things you have to worry about – and no limit to the stress you’re feeling. One of the best ways to begin to alleviate this

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Loss of Consortium Explained

Loss of Consortium Explained When you’ve been injured or a death occurs due to the negligent actions of another person, you have the right to legally collect monetary damages. The types of damages that you are entitled to depend on the type of injuries that were sustained. Essentially, there are two types of damages that

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How Do I Know If It’s Worth Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer?

When you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another party, you have the right to sue to recover damages. However, simply because you have that right doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to hire an attorney to represent your interests. The facts surrounding the incident that caused your injuries will dictate whether you have

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