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 +

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 +

How To Play Your Part In Preventing Car Speeding Accidents

Everybody using the road in St Petersburg has a part to play in reducing the risk of speeding accidents. Car speeding accidents can be devastating to road users, including causing death, life-changing injuries, and severe long-term mental health problems. If you’re one of the people driving a car around St Petersburg, there are various things you can bear in mind to help prevent car speeding accidents. This reduces the risk to your own personal safety and reduces the risk of harm to those around you. Read More +

What You Need To Know About Car Crashes Caused By Mechanical Malfunctions

Some of the most common types of the car crash in St. Petersburg, FL include sideswipes, T-bones, and rear-end crashes. Usually, these accidents are caused by another driver making a fatal flaw in judgment. However, there are also times when these accidents are caused by faulty or defective car parts and designs. Common Mechanical Defects When you get into a car crash due to your car’s negligent design or manufacture, a personal injury attorney will hold the manufacturer liable. This is because it’s the manufacturer’s Read More +

What Are Common Causes Of Wrong Way Car Accidents?

Did you know that wrong-way car accidents are responsible for 500 deaths in 2018? They are commonly seen on exit ramps, but also occur on the freeways. Wrong-way car accidents are easily preventable as they occur due to a driver error. One common cause of a wrong-way car accident, weighing in for almost half of the deaths, is driving drunk. Those that drink and drive have impaired judgment, and may not see the wrong way signs. Other times, these individuals just make bad calls and Read More +