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How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

Though it may be surprising, the most straightforward answer is that it could cost nothing or something. That seems vague, but the cost for a personal injury lawyer depends on your case. Whether it is a settlement, goes to trial, whether your case is won or lost, and the amount of compensation won are all…

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Are Punitive Damages Taxable?

Are Wrongful Death Settlements Taxable? Paying taxes is as American as apple pie. Taxes are commonly paid on wages earned from work or when shopping. They can even get deducted from legal settlements won in court. Interestingly, not all legal payments are created the same. That means you may not owe taxes depending on the…

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What Is Considered Medical Malpractice?

We have some of the best medical care in the world. Excellent medical facilities, advanced research, and well-educated health professionals provide unmatched benefits to patients.  Unfortunately, even with the best healthcare, mistakes that cause pain, disability, and even death can occur. Medical malpractice happens when a nurse, doctor, or other medical professional fails to provide…

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Payout of Wrongful Death Settlements

The payout of wrongful death settlements can remove a huge weight off the shoulders of the family members that lost a loved one. Losing a loved one can change you forever. The sting of the loss is even greater when it is due to a disregard for your loved one’s well-being. In many cases, family…

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a clock on a hospital wall can feel like it is counting down time for your statute of limitations on medical malpractice lawsuit
Statute of Limitations on Medical Malpractice

Although being injured or losing someone due to the neglect of a medical professional can throw your life off balance, it is important to be aware of the statute of limitations on medical malpractice. Filing a lawsuit may be the furthest thing from your mind. This is especially true if you are grieving and dealing…

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