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Nathaniel Fick

What Does Liability Have to Do With My Personal Injury Case?

Determining who was at fault, or liable, for an injury has everything to do with a personal injury case. If liability can be determined, an injured person may be able to obtain money, property, or the enforcement of a right […]

Nathaniel Fick

Lost Income or Lost Earning Capacity – What’s the Difference?

When someone suffers an injury due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful act, they are sometimes unable to work immediately after the accident, resulting in a loss of income. But if their injury renders them unable to return to work […]

Nathaniel Fick

My Injury Was Partly My Fault – Can I Still Recover Damages?

If you live in a comparative negligence state, which is every state except Maryland, Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, you might be able to. Comparative negligence refers to a system of apportioning damages between negligent parties […]

Maureen May

What is a Deposition, and What Does it Have to Do With My Personal Injury Case?

Your personal injury attorney has just told you that the defendant’s counsel wants to take your deposition. You’ve probably heard the word deposition before, but what exactly is it, and what part does it play in your personal injury case? […]

Maureen May

Collision and Comprehensive: Do I Really Need These Coverages?

There are several different kinds of automobile insurance coverage that motorists can purchase, and in the interest of saving money, most consumers want to get the best coverage possible for the lowest cost. Besides liability, which everyone should have, two […]

Maureen May

What’s the Rush? How a Statute of Limitations Affects a Personal Injury Case

A statute of limitations which sets the maximum period which one can wait before filing a lawsuit related to wrongful conduct. After the expiration of the period designated in state law, unless some legal exception applies, it’s too late for […]

Maureen May

Do I Need to Buy Insurance on a Rental Car?

Since most personal auto insurance plans cover loss or damage to a rental car, many people decide to waive the optional insurance coverage add-ons offered by the rental company. But is this really a smart thing to do? Personal Auto […]

Nathaniel Fick

Damage Caps Unconstitutional? Tennessee Judge Says So

Non-economic damage caps have become the law of the land in many states during the past decade, despite the controversial nature of these statutes. On one hand, damage caps are the corner stone of the tort reform movement, which seeks […]

Nathaniel Fick

I Received a Personal Injury Settlement Last Year – Is it Taxable?

With the deadline for filing your 2014 federal income tax return a little more than a month away, if you received proceeds from the settlement of a lawsuit during that tax year, you need to know if you must include […]

Maureen May

Who Needs a Power of Attorney and Why?

A power of attorney is a legal document that gives a designated individual, known as an attorney-in-fact or agent, the authority to make decisions for another person. The laws for appointing a power of attorney vary from state to state. […]