Expecting A Wrongful Death Settlement? How It Will Affect Your Taxes
18 March 2016
Taxes aren't the most enjoyable subject at the best of times, and they certainly aren't high on your priority list after you've suffered an unexpected death in the family. But if you're pursuing a wrongful death claim and expecting to receive a settlement or judgement, it's important to consider whether or not the money will have an impact on your tax situation. You don't want to be caught unawares if you're going to owe the IRS money.
Doctors Beware: Most Common Diagnostic Mistakes That Result In Lawsuits
5 February 2016
If you are a doctor, you (or your employers) pay a significant amount of money for malpractice insurance each year. You often hear of horrible lawsuits where the hospital must award millions to the plaintiff, but the "it could never happen to me" attitude is a dangerous one. Because diagnostic mistakes are one of the most common reasons for medical malpractice cases, you always need to be on your guard and be aware of the most common mistakes so you can diagnose patients with care to avoid an expensive slip up.
Is There a Way to Defeat a Mandatory Arbitration Agreement?
12 January 2016
Most companies are wise to the fact that if they make a mistake that causes injuries or losses to other people, they could be on the hook for thousands or even millions of dollars in damages. In an effort to minimize the cost of litigation, more and more companies are requiring customers and employees to agree to arbitration clauses that essentially eliminates a person's right to file a lawsuit against the company.
How Does A Preexisting Injury Affect Your Personal Injury Claims?
16 December 2015
You might not think that an old injury from an accident years earlier could come back to haunt you. However, it could play a major role in determining the outcome of your current personal injury case. Depending on their nature, preexisting injuries could be a blessing or a curse when it comes to your case.
It Could Limit Your Recoverable Damages
In an effort to minimize recoverable damages, insurance companies may argue that the pain and suffering caused by an injury sustained during a current accident is actually linked to a preexisting condition.