The statute of limitations refers to your deadline to file a claim. In personal injury cases, that deadline depends upon the type of injury you suffered. To have a valid personal injury case, you must file ave your before the expiration of the statute of limitations. Statutes of limitations vary by type of injury : […]

Are personal injury settlements subject to income tax?

With tax season in full swing, you may be wondering how your personal injury settlement impacts your tax liability. Whether you must include the settlement proceeds in your income depends on all the facts and circumstances in your case.  The portion of the settlement attributed to the physical injury/sickness you do not need to include […]

What is a personal injury settlement calculator?

If you type in ‘personal injury settlement’ into the search engine, you get a suggested topic of adding ‘calculator’ to the end. This leads many people to sites where they are told they can estimate the value of their personal injury claim by entering in some information and then using a “multiplier” to determine the […]

How are personal injury lawyers paid?

Personal injury lawyers work on a contingent fee basis which means the fee is contingent upon the outcome of the case. The lawyer will be paid from the money you receive in a judgment or settlement. Many other types of lawyers like divorce or criminal attorneys charge hourly and flat fees and typically require upfront […]

How do I Prove “Pain and Suffering” After an Accident?

“Pain and suffering” is a legal term that refers to the wide range of injuries that someone may suffer as the result of an accident.  While there is the obvious pain from physical injuries, an accident victim may also suffer from less visible emotional distress like persistent fear, anxiety or depression, inconvenience, and even loss […]

What is a Letter of Protection?

Sometimes an accident victim does not have health insurance, and while they may have PIP or medical payment coverage for medical bills, those benefits may not be sufficient to cover all medical expenses following a serious accident.  In addition, auto insurance companies will not reimburse medical expenses as they are incurred, but instead wait until […]

Can I file a personal injury lawsuit for my injured family member or loved one?

There are some limited circumstances under which you may file a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of your family member or loved one who has suffered a serious injury. These include the following situations: ~ Child: the injured person is a child and you are his parent or legal guardian; ~ Death: you may be […]

What are premises liability cases?

A premises liability claim arises when there is an unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property that results in personal injury.  To prevail in a premises liability case, the injured person must prove that the owner of the property was negligent with respect to ownership or maintenance of the premises. Generally, negligence means that the […]