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Common Defenses the Liable Party Could Use in Your Personal Injury Claim

Common Defenses the Liable Party Could Use in Your Personal Injury Claim

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 West Palm Beach 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. Fo [...] read more

What Makes Rollover Accidents so Dangerous?

What Makes Rollover Accidents so Dangerous?

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 accidents that present a high risk of serious in [...] read more

Is a Wrongful Death Settlement Taxable?

Is a Wrongful Death Settlement Taxable?

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.  [...] read more

Does Health Insurance Cover Car Accident Injuries?

Does Health Insurance Cover Car Accident Injuries?

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 Pays [...] read more

How Your PIP Coverage Could Impact Your Car Accident Settlement

Posted on: 04/13/2020

If you live in West Palm Beach, then you’re likely familiar with Florida’s no-fault car insurance policy. Unlike most states that hold drivers accountable for their negligent actions when car accidents occur, Florida requires all drivers to hold a minimum of $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) insurance.  PIP insurance covers your medical expenses and lost wages when a car accident occurs, regardless of who’s at fault for the wreck. You can’t sue the person who hit you if your damages don’t exceed $10,000; however, there are exceptions to the no-fault rule. Speaking to a car accident lawyer from The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo can help you determine whether you have grounds for a lawsuit. Our team will assess how your PIP [...] read more