Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable?

by Staff | July 6th, 2020 | Personal injury

After an injury that wasn’t you fault, getting compensation for your expenses is likely a big priority for you and your loved ones. You may be too hurt to work, and that means no paychecks for weeks, months, or years. In addition, your injuries may require extensive medical treatments. With no income, it can be…

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Your Social Media Posts Could Reduce Your Compensation After an Accident

by Staff | January 6th, 2020 | Personal injury

Most of enjoy sharing our thoughts and daily updates through at least one social media platform, and probably more than one, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or another. However, you have to be extremely cautious about what you post and how you post if you’ve been in an accident and you plan on filing a…

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How to Safely Put Up Holiday Decorations

by Staff | December 11th, 2019 | Personal injury

Decorating for the holidays is a tradition for many families, but it can also be dangerous. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said that people putting up their own holiday decorations during the 2017 holiday season resulted in around 240 injuries per day. Because putting up holiday decorations often involves working in high spaces, such…

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Tips for Deep Frying Your Thanksgiving Turkey

by Staff | November 25th, 2019 | Personal injury

Deep frying the Thanksgiving turkey isn’t a new method of cooking the holiday meal, but over the last several years, it has become increasingly popular. But for every new recipe and advocate for this method, there are twice as many “deep fried turkey fails.” The internet is full of videos of people causing large fires…

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Tailgating Safety

by Staff | November 11th, 2019 | Personal injury

The road to the playoffs has begun for the 2019 football season, and that means it is prime tailgating time. There’s no better way to pass the hours before a big game than by grilling burgers and hotdogs, catching up with friends and family, and even catching the scores of other games across the country.…

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Premises Liability and Halloween

by Staff | October 28th, 2019 | Personal injury

Halloween is soon upon us, and all across Indiana and Illinois, people are celebrating the holiday with trips to pumpkin patches and haunted houses, all leading up to trick-or-treating on the big night. It’s lots of fun, but that stops the moment someone gets hurt. That’s the kind of scary no one wants on Halloween.…

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7 Big Myths Told About Personal Injury Lawsuits

by Staff | September 25th, 2019 | Video blogs

Would you ever hire a personal injury lawyer? Do you know someone who has? A lot of us have opinions about personal injury lawyers, but there are also many untruths going around about what personal injury lawyers do and why someone might need to hire one.      We want to make sure that no one…

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Who Are You Actually Suing?

by Staff | September 11th, 2019 | Personal injury

At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we help injured victims get compensation after accidents or injuries that weren’t their fault. Our Indiana personal injury lawyers handle a wide variety of injury claims, and that means we typically know right away who is liable for our clients’ expenses and where their settlement money will come from after reviewing all of the facts.…

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When Is a Car Accident Not a Driver’s Fault?

by Staff | July 31st, 2019 | Personal injury

After a car accident, most people assume either one driver or another is at fault, but this isn’t always the case. Studies show that driver error is responsible for 90% of crashes. So who’s to blame the other 10% of the time? When the Government is Responsible Poorly maintained roads or defective highway designs may…

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3 of the Most Common Post-Accident Mistakes

by Staff | July 24th, 2019 | Personal injury

After an auto accident, you are likely to be in shock and pain, especially when the accident was not your fault. The most important thing you can do in this situation is keep calm, because the actions you take immediately after a collision can impact whether you are eligible for compensation and how much you…

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