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What Liability Means To Your Personal Injury Settlement

If you've been injured in a car accident, you expect the at-fault party to compensate you for your medical expenses, your wrecked car, and more. While the term "liability" is often heard when people get involved in personal injury situations, many people don't really have a good understanding of what it means. In fact, liability is one of the most important factors in the amount of money damages you may be entitled to, and this term could spell the difference between a good and an inadequate settlement. Read More 

Could Your Electronic Health Record End Up Leading To A Medical Injury?

Your medical chart used to be a physical file with pages where the doctor could make handwritten notes about your condition and care. Especially progressive physicians might spend a couple minutes talking into a tape recorder so that the notes could be transcribed and added to the chart later for easier reading. Now—nearly every office uses some form of electronic health record (EHR)—and patients are getting injured as a result. Could your EHR be behind your medical injury? Read More 

Encountered A Wobble Or “Tank Slapper” While Riding? Here’s What You’ll Need To Know

Imagine you're cruising down the road on your motorcycle. All of a sudden, the front end begins to violently shake and shimmy with such force that you nearly lose control of it. A wobble, also known as a "tank slapper," could easily lead to a crash and cause some serious injuries in the process. The following takes a look at why speed wobbles occur, how to prevent them, and how the motorcycle manufacturer could potentially be held liable Read More 

Steps To Deal With Nursing Home Abuse

When you enroll your elderly loved one in a nursing home, you do so with the expectation that they will be well taken care of in a safe environment. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is a very sad, yet fairly prevalent occurrence, as greater than 30 percent of nursing homes deal with some form of abuse of their residents. If your loved one happens to experience abuse during their stay, you need to respond vigilantly. Read More 

Your Personal Injury Settlement May Taxed, So Be Careful How You Spend It

If you were just awarded a personal injury settlement, don't spend it all at once as your settlement may be taxed by the IRS depending on what type of award you were granted. Lost Wage & Punitive Damage If you were awarded any money for either lost wages or for punitive damages, both of these awards are considered taxable. Lost wages as well as punitive damage is taxed just like any other income you make would be; think of it as delayed income. Read More