Posted on: 10/07/2020
With the explosion in the popularity of driving apps such as Lyft and Uber in recent years, consumer preferences have radically shifted. Fewer people rely on traditional taxis, opting instead for the convenience offered by the contract-driving apps.
This trend also brings questions. The practice of hiring contractors often leaves car accident victims unaware of who should and could be made responsible for their damages. What happens if your Lyft driver gets in an accident? Read on for some context.
Determining Liability for a Lyft Driver Accident
Many drivers take advantage of ride-sharing services to make some extra cash on the side. At the end of the day, the fact is that Lyft drivers are just like any other driver—and they have been known to make mistakes. [...] read more
Posted on: 09/22/2020
Filing a personal injury claim can help recover damages. Providing sound evidence is the best way to win the settlement you deserve. Here are some common defenses the liable party could use in your personal injury claim.
Common Defenses the At-Fault Party Could Use Against You
When a personal injury claim is successful, it can allow you to recover damages from the at-fault party, typically paid through an insurance provider. Damages can vary, depending on the type of personal injury case at hand, but some common damages include medical bills, lost wages, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering.
Similar to a criminal trial, the defendant has the right to, well, defend themselves or itself from the plaintiff’s claims. These defenses could take various forms. For example, the defense might get the chance to make an oral argument in front of a jury if the case goes to court.  [...] read more
Posted on: 09/17/2020
Plenty of car accidents have the potential to cause damages. Rollovers, however, can cause life-threatening injuries or even death for victims in the blink of an eye.
Read on to discover why rollover accidents in particular are among the most dangerous types of car accidents and how a West Palm Beach car accident lawyer can help.
What Is a Rollover Accident?
A rollover is a type of car accident in which a driver suddenly loses control, swerves sharply to one side or end-over-end, and continues to flip or roll in that fashion.
It goes without saying that rollovers are violent [...] read more
Posted on: 07/09/2020
When you lose a loved one, you may need funds that meet your needs after the fatal accident. You’ve likely been left with high expenses, and you shouldn’t have to pay for those from your own pocket or inheritance. That’s where a wrongful death claim and settlement can help.
But once the at-fault party pays for the suffering they caused, is a wrongful death settlement taxable?
Your wrongful death lawyer can help you answer that. Your lawyer isn’t just here to help you win a lawsuit—they’re here to fight for the compensation you need for your family’s recovery. If you’re concerned about your finances following a wrongful death settlement, reach out to your injury lawyer about how your taxes will be handled and how to ensure you get and keep the most out of your settlement.
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Posted on: 05/21/2020
When you’re hurt in a West Palm Beach car accident, you may be concerned already about the costs. The hospital likely won’t wait long to send you the bill, which may cost you thousands on top of the car repair bills.
Because of this, you need to know as soon as possible whether health insurance covers car accident injuries. Unfortunately, you may be unsure whether to work with your car insurance company, your health insurer, or whether either of them will give you the coverage you need.
If you’re struggling to find answers, you may need legal guidance for your claim. Your car accident lawyer can help you determine whether your insurance will cover your injuries, and whether it will offer the full compensation you’re due.
Which Insurance Company [...] read more