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The short, quick and good news answer is that generally a personal injury settlement is not taxable to you!  That answer works for many personal injury settlement scenarios. But as lawyers are wont to do when answering a question, the more precise answer is that it depends. That’s because, as you might imagine, the IRS […]

Insurance — whether insurance for our car, home, or ourselves — is one of those things you hope you never need. (And to be clear, so do the insurance companies. They welcome your premium payments but are notorious for denying, delaying and defending claims.) But why is car insurance so expensive? And what, if anything, […]

I was heading down the road recently when I saw a billboard that pretty much screamed at me: “Size Matters!” The proponent, as it turned out, was in fact a very large personal injury firm with a marketing budget to match (aka, the Big Guys).  Which got me, a competitor Sarasota/Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch personal injury attorney […]

After years of helping folks injured in car accidents, one thing we’ve come to notice — at least here in our Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Florida, area backyard — is that women experience more serious injuries than their male counterparts who are involved in similar types of crash. The ongoing research out there verifies our […]

Motorists in Florida started July with a new state law that makes texting while driving a primary offense. Previously, the infraction was a secondary offense. Florida is one of the last states to handle this specific form of distracted driving as a primary offense. What you need to know about the new law While the […]

It’s the middle of Florida’s ridiculously hot summer months, and there have been several national stories of children being forgotten in cars while the temperature climbs. According to CNN, more than 36 children die in hot cars each year — and July is usually the deadliest month. While many people are misinformed or believe they […]

Ideally, you walk away from a car crash unscathed.  If that isn’t the case, then you now face a host of issues. Among them is dealing with insurance. First, keep in mind, that you are not legally required to speak with the other driver’s insurance company – even if they reach out to you. Beyond […]

Spring is in the air, which means, if you have a high schooler in your house, like I do, it’s also the season of corsages, tuxedos, caps and gowns. With prom around the corner and graduation not long after that, I’m reminded of two things: time flies…and safety is still paramount. Yesterday’s focus on child […]

Earlier this month, Florida Virtual School students, parents, alumni and staff were made aware of a huge data breach. The breach started in May 2016 and ended last month, with the personal information of 370,000 individuals compromised. Names, dates of birth, school account numbers, usernames, passwords and email addresses have all potentially been exposed as […]

It’s a nightmare scenario: A loved one has been involved in a fatal car crash, but you aren’t alerted until hours later. Law enforcement officers are unable to contact you, and consequently your child, spouse, parent, etc. passes away without you knowing. This is what happened to Bradenton resident Christine Olson in 2005. Her 22-year-old […]