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Should I sue for a wrongful death?

Whether you should sue for wrongful death is a very personal decision. It’s not a quick or easy process, so you have to consider the time involved. The process may take two, or three, or even four years of your time. ...

Are wrongful death settlements taxable?

As a general rule, personal injury settlements and verdicts are not taxable. Neither are wrongful death settlements or verdicts. However, if your settlement includes payment for lost wages, that portion of the settlement will be taxable, as it includes amounts that would have been reported as income to the IRS...

Can a family member sue for a wrongful death?

If your family member dies as a result of someone else’s negligence, for example from the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or medical facility, or from injuries suffered in an auto accident, you may bring an action to recover for your family member’s wrongful death. If a doctor fails to diagnose a condition, or if the doctor was negligent in the level of care provided, and someone died as a result, then a family member can bring a wrongful death action. A family member can also sue for the wrongful death of a loved one who was killed in an auto accident...

What are the Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Not every traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the same. Sometimes they are minor. For example, pro football players, or even kids in grade school playing football, can get traumatic injury to the brain anytime they have hard impact against their head as part of the sport. Likewise, many people involved in car accidents can suffer a traumatic brain injury as a result of the impact of the accident. Sometimes the injury is minor, but in many cases, traumatic brain injuries can be very severe and cause permanent problems...

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