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How Personal Injury Settlements Are Taxed

If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the actions of another individual or entity, there is a good chance you will be able to recover compensation for your losses. However, you need to know whether or not the compensation you receive will be taxed. Taxes seem inescapable in society, but the reality is that you may be in luck when it comes to a personal injury settlement and taxation. Most Parts of a Personal Injury Settlement Are Not Taxable Individuals who sustain injuries caused by the actions of another person or entity will likely be… read more

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Are Lawyers’ Fees Tax Deductible?

There are various reasons why individuals may need help from an attorney. This could include securing legal assistance to help fight a personal injury claim or to help defend against criminal charges. Regardless of why you need an attorney, you may wonder if your lawyers’ fees are tax-deductible. This is important information to know, particularly as tax time comes around and you are looking to save some money. The Verdict – Lawyers’ Fees Are NOT Tax-Deductible You may need to file a personal injury claim against another individual or entity who caused you harm. Perhaps you are about to go… read more

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Catastrophic Injury vs. Personal Injury Claims

Anytime an individual sustains an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person or entity, they should be able to recover compensation for their losses. This compensation usually comes through a settlement with insurance carriers or as a result of a personal injury lawsuit against the other party. However, is there a difference between a personal injury claim and a catastrophic injury claim? What is a Personal Injury Claim? A personal injury claim can arise anytime one individual sustains an injury caused by the negligent, intentional, or careless actions of another person, entity, or business. When an… read more

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When Does Attorney-Client Privilege Not Apply?

Anyone who has watched TV shows or movies surrounding interactions with an attorney has likely heard of the attorney-client privilege. This refers to an attorney being unable to speak to other parties about what their client says to them. In fiction shows, this attorney-client privilege seems unbreakable, and it is indeed an important part of the legal process. However, there are times when the attorney-client privilege does not apply. What is the Attorney-Client Privilege? The Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute states that “attorney-client privilege refers to a legal privilege that works to keep confidential communications between an attorney and… read more

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Personal Injury Mediation: The Process

If you or somebody you love sustains an injury caused by the actions of another individual or entity, you have the right to recover compensation for your losses. Often, these claims are resolved through settlements with insurance carriers, but they may have to go to the civil court system. Here, we want to discuss an alternative dispute resolution process known as mediation. Specifically, we want to delve into what you can expect if your case goes to a mediator. The Basics of Personal Injury Mediation in Georgia Mediation is considered an alternative dispute resolution process that individuals can go through… read more

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What Is A Personal Injury Settlement Agreement?

If you or somebody you care about has sustained an injury caused by the actions of another individual or entity in the state of Georgia, then you will likely be able to recover compensation for your losses. This includes coverage of your medical bills, lost wages, property damage expenses, and more. Often, these claims are resolved through settlement with insurance carriers, but what exactly is a settlement agreement in a personal injury claim? Here, we want to review what a settlement agreement is, how quickly it is likely to happen, and whether or not you will have to go to… read more

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Insurance Demand Letter Response Time

In the event you sustain an injury caused by another party, it is very likely that your case will be resolved through a settlement with an insurance carrier. However, insurance carriers are notoriously difficult to deal with. These claims often begin with sending a demand letter to the insurance carrier and asking for payment of all medical bills, property damage expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Here, we want to discuss how long it may take the insurance carrier to respond to a demand letter sent by you or your attorney. What is a Demand Letter? When a person sustains… read more

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How Serious are Repetitive Stress Injuries?

When most people think of work injuries, they think of traumatic injuries like broken bones, lacerations, puncture wounds, head trauma, and more. However, repetitive stress injuries are one of the most common workplace injuries a person can sustain. However, employees often run into roadblocks when it comes to securing compensation for repetitive stress injuries. Here, we want to discuss the seriousness of repetitive stress or repetitive motion injuries as well as why you may need to seek assistance from an attorney to help you recover compensation in these situations. What are Repetitive Stress Injuries? These types of injuries are caused… read more

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What is Popcorn Lung?

One term that has popped up regularly over the last few years is called “popcorn lung.” This is the nickname for bronchitis obliterans, which is a condition where are the smallest air passages in our lungs sustain damage that makes us cough and feel short of breath. This condition can be caused by breathing in the same chemical that is used to flavor microwave popcorn (hence the name popcorn lung) but can also be caused by other lung illnesses or chemicals. Here, we want to delve more in-depth into how a person can sustain popcorn lung and look at whether… read more

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What Evidentiary Standard Must be Met for a Georgia Jury to Award Punitive Damages?

When a person sustains an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual, business, or entity, they should be able to recover various types of compensation. In most personal injury lawsuits, individuals are able to receive compensation for their economic and non-economic losses. This can include coverage of their medical bills, lost wages, property damage expenses, pain and suffering damages, and more. However, in some situations, punitive damages may also be awarded by a personal injury jury. Punitive damages are typically reserved for situations where the conduct of the defendant was determined to be especially egregious or… read more

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