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Do I Have to Pay Taxes on my Personal Injury Settlement?

Hence, compensatory damages are not considered as income for taxation purposes. This includes expenses such medical bills, lost wages, damage to a vehicle or other personal property and pain and suffering. There is generally a significant loss associated with an injury case. Compensatory awards are meant to make the injured plaintiff whole again.

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Do You Need Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Coverage?

Also known as (UM) and (UIM) coverage, uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist coverage may cover expenses such as vehicle damage, medical treatment for you and your passengers, lost wages and funeral expenses. In the event a driver is struck by an uninsured motorist their policy would kick in to cover the above-mentioned expenses up to the policy amount. Underinsured motorist coverage is different in that it would kick in after the at fault party’s insurance policy is exhausted.

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The Many Forms of Distracted Driving

All of us have glanced into the window of a car passing by only to observe the driver holding a phone in one hand while attempting to drive their vehicle. This is one form of multi-tasking that the law specifically prohibits. O.C.G.A §40-6-241 makes it illegal to hold a cell phone or other wireless telecommunications device while operating a motor vehicle.

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What If My Child Doesn’t Want to Visit with The Other Parent?

In the State of Georgia the Superior Court has jurisdiction over divorce and child custody related matters. An order from the court determining child custody can result from the initiation of a divorce proceeding where children are involved or a legitimation...

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“How Much Is My Case Worth”

Many potential clients mistakenly believe that the value of their case equals three times the total amount of their medical bills, i.e., $5,000.00 in medical bills means your case is worth $15,000.00. This formula is mostly inaccurate and drastically oversimplifies...

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“HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SETTLE MY PERSONAL INJURY CASE”

One of the most frequently asked questions of personal injury clients is "How long will it take to settle my case?" After seeing television advertisements with actors claiming to have received their settlement checks in a flash, many potential clients are surprised to...

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