Injury

Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable?

You agree to a personal injury settlement after an accident and a serious injury, and you are more than ready to receive your check so you can pay your medical expenses and catch up on other bills. Your attorney will automatically take out the previously agreed-upon contingency fee, but you expect to get the rest of the funds. Many people fail to consider whether the IRS may also want its fair share of your settlement. Non-Taxable Settlement Payments While many financial [...]

Do I Need an Accident Report to File a Slip and Fall Claim in New Jersey?

Losing your footing and slipping and falling is a fairly common occurrence. Whether the cause of the slip and fall is a loose railing, an uneven step, an icy walkway, or something else, what matters in a slip and fall claim is whether someone was negligent. In some instances, the property owner is responsible; in other cases, the person suffering the injury is considered responsible for their own fall. Determining who is liable When you slip and fall on another person’s [...]