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Are Accident Settlements Taxable?

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Car accidents are expensive. You have to fix your car, cover your medical bills, pay for rentals, and deal with any other expenses that may crop up unexpectedly. If you were seriously hurt, you may have to field these costs while missing out on your paycheck. That’s why you bring a claim against at-fault… Read More »

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How Do Police Investigations for Fatal Car Accidents Work?

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Following a car accident, police officers, investigators, and medical professionals may be dispatched to the scene to observe, assess, and document what happened, and treat those who are injured. But what happens when that car accident becomes fatal? The process is much the same, but additionally, a thorough investigation takes place to determine criminality… Read More »

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Do Teenagers Get in More Car Accidents Than Adults?

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You’ve likely noticed that your auto insurance rates change over time. If you’ve had an accident, your rates will shoot up. If you’ve driven for years with no issues, you might qualify for a reduced rate. Auto insurance companies use a number of metrics to evaluate the risk of a given driver and what… Read More »

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Getting Into an Accident With a USPS Mail Truck

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U.S. Postal Service trucks are a common sight on roads in New York and across the U.S. We typically see them stopped on streets, doling out our physical mail and packages. Obviously, mail trucks spend a significant amount of time on the road. We rarely hear about accidents involving USPS mail trucks, however. Is… Read More »

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How Long Should You Be Sore After a Car Accident

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It’s rare for someone to walk away from a car injury perfectly fine. Even a low-speed, low-impact collision can cause whiplash and other injuries. These injuries can be painful and debilitating for the weeks or months following an accident. More serious injuries can cause chronic pain lasting for months or years, and they can… Read More »

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Who Pays for the Medical Bill After a Car Accident?

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If you’ve been injured in a car crash, you might find medical bills quickly piling up. Who is responsible for paying your bills? Will your own insurance cover the costs, or do you have the option of filing a claim against another driver and potentially increasing your recovery? To learn about getting your medical… Read More »

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No-Fault Car Insurance in New York

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New York is one of a handful of states that have a no-fault insurance scheme. In most states, when you wind up in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you can file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance and/or sue the at-fault driver for compensation. In New York, you are meant… Read More »

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Is it Legal to Drive Barefoot?

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There are a lot of things you cannot do while driving. You cannot drink alcohol or consume narcotics while driving. You cannot use your hands to text, browse the internet, or watch a video while driving. There are also things that might not be strictly illegal, but they could subject you to liability should… Read More »

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How Medical Liens Are Used in Personal Injury Cases

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Personal injury lawsuits can take time to settle or otherwise resolve. In the meantime, the accident victim still needs medical care. The victim plaintiff may or may not be able to afford their medical bills while waiting for the personal injury case to shake out. The hospital may delay repayment for care, the victim’s… Read More »

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Difference Between Loss of Income and Loss of Earning Potential

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If you were involved in a serious car or truck accident, you may have suffered a serious injury. A serious injury can leave you out of the workforce for a long time while you are undergoing medical treatments and generally recovering to the point that you can return to work. Depending upon the nature… Read More »

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