Anatomy of a Personal Injury Settlement

In a personal injury case involving your child, what would a settlement look like? What aspects of the accident would be covered, and how much could you expect to receive? Once your attorney begins the negotiation process with the insurance company, you’re likely to hear phrases like “actual damages,” “pain and suffering,” “punitive damages” and …

Anatomy of the Insurance Company Negotiation Process

It’s been perhaps several weeks since the accident that injured your child; perhaps she is still undergoing treatment, or perhaps she’s been released to your care. You’ve dealt with the initial trauma and chaos surrounding this life-altering event. Now comes one of the most critical stages of your case: The all-important negotiation process with the …

Getting Life Back Under Control After an Injury Accident

Hitting Your Reset Button Once you’ve taken care of the immediate issues after your child’s injury accident—and hopefully taken time to engage in self-care—you can start taking steps to climb out of “crisis mode” and regain a sense of control. Generally speaking, this stage is about hitting your own “reset” button and organizing thoughts, tasks …

Recruiting a Qualified Personal Injury Attorney: How and Why

In the hours immediately following a serious car crash causing injury to your child, you admittedly have a world of details to consider even as you worry about your child’s well-being. However, one critical detail you must not overlook in the chaos: Select a trustworthy and experienced personal injury attorney now, as soon as possible, …

Car Accident Forensics

The Importance of Preserving the Evidence A vehicle accident takes place in a moment of time. While you’re dealing with the treatment of your child’s injuries, your attorney should begin working immediately toward preserving and reconstructing evidence that tells the story of what happened, why it happened, and who is at fault. This is where …

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What is Medical Payments Coverage

What is Med Payments Coverage? Medical payments coverage, also known as MedPay or medical expense coverage, helps pay the medical costs after you or one of your passengers are hurt in a car accident or any kind of auto-related injury. Medical payments coverage isn’t affected by who is found at fault for any specific accident. …

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Do I Have to Pay Taxes on a Personal Injury Settlement?

Is my Personal Injury Settlement Taxable? Many personal injury cases are settled before or during a trial and only a small percentage are ever tried to the point of a verdict. In saying this, it’s important to know that the case is completely settled the moment your lawyer informs the defense attorney that you accept …