Your Personal Injury Settlement And Taxes

Most personal injury cases settle before going to trial. This is because when you accept a settlement from either the insurance company or the defense attorney and sign a release, your case is considered to be resolved. What happens once your case is resolved, though? You’d hope that you’ll receive your money quickly (minus your attorney’s contingency fee) so that you can get back to living your life. Unfortunately, it isn’t that easy because the government may be entitled to some of your settlement. Here Read More +

Negligent Driving In Car Accidents

Once you’re in a car accident, you’ll need to prove fault to insurance companies and lawyers alike. There are a few things you’ll need to understand here. What is negligence? As a driver, you’re responsible for using reasonable care to avoid injuring others. When you don’t, you’re liable for negligence. This is defined as any type of careless act that results in harm to another person. For instance, in a car accident, you’re negligent if you do something that you shouldn’t have done (e.g., speeding, Read More +

What A Durable Power Of Attorney For Health And Finances Is

A power of attorney (POA) is a legal document in which you give someone the power to act in your place if you become mentally or physically incapacitated. This person is legally allowed to handle important matters (e.g., managing your investments, paying your bills, directing your medical care) for you when you can’t do so yourself. To cover all of your important issues, you’ll need to create a POA for health care issues and another one for your finances. What is a Durable Medical Power Read More +

Reasons To Hire A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

When you’re injured in a motorcycle accident you face debilitating injuries, high medical bills, and time away from work that results in lost wages. Although you may be tempted to handle the legal process yourself, there are several reasons why you should hire a motorcycle accident lawyer instead. Insurance Companies May Try to Blame You There are many times when insurance companies try to blame motorcyclists. Unfortunately, Florida’s “no-fault” auto insurance law doesn’t apply to motorcyclists. Therefore insurance companies can use this to deny you Read More +

Florida Bikers Are At The Most Danger In The U.S.

According to a recent news report, Florida is the state with the most traffic accidents involving bikes. It continues on to state that 783 bicyclists were killed in 2017 and 125 of them (16%) were in Florida. Let’s take a moment to look at this information and what it means. Why Biking in Florida is So Dangerous In 2019 a AAA survey discovered that the reason why so many bikers in Florida encounter a bike injury is that 56% ride with traffic, 36% don’t wear Read More +

Tips For Driving Safely In Bad Weather

Driving during heavy rain and storms increases the risk of accidents happening on the road. But sometimes, driving during bad weather simply can’t be avoided. You may be caught in a downpour with no alternative but to keep driving, or maybe you have somewhere critically important to be just as the rain starts to get heavier. As well as potential casualties and damage, if an accident occurs during bad weather in Palm Harbor or St Petersburg, you could still be liable even if the weather Read More +