Personal Injury

The Most Common Spinal Injuries Caused by Auto Accidents

Posted on May 31st, 2018
By Steven Gursten

Vehicle accidents can cause many types of bodily injury, and they are the leading cause of spinal injuries. When you are in an accident, you may know immediately if your back or spinal cord has been injured. However, in some cases, the full extent of your injuries may not be immediately apparent. Neck and back […]

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Do States Need Slow-Poke Laws?

Posted on May 31st, 2018
By Steven Gursten

In today’s fast-paced world, the average driver is trying to get to a destination in the least possible amount of time.  An increasing number of states are imposing fines and restrictions on drivers who drive in the left lane and stay there, making it impossible for other drivers to get past them safely. All states […]

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How Whiplash Can Affect You Long After an Accident

Posted on May 21st, 2018
By Steven Gursten

A person is in a car accident may experience whiplash, which is a common injury that occurs when the neck is jolted forward and backward. While whiplash can be a minor injury, whiplash can cause chronic pain or other symptoms that continues to affect accident victims long after an accident. How Whiplash Happens The abrupt […]

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A Guide to Personal Injury Claim Damages

Posted on May 5th, 2018
By Steven Gursten

Damages in a personal injury case are meant to compensate the victim. The award is intended to help restore the wronged party to “whole” again, financially, through monetary compensation. In some instances, damages are also awarded to punish the defendant who caused the accident. Each state measures its damages differently. Factors like severity of injury, […]

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Do I Have To Pay Taxes On My Personal Injury Settlement?

Posted on April 26th, 2018
By Steven Gursten

If you have received a court ordered award or settlement offer in your personal injury case, it’s likely that the majority of the money will be non-taxable. Your award may be divided into different categories, including: Personal injury or sickness payments Emotional distress related to your injury Medical expense reimbursement Payment for lost wages Punitive […]

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