How to Choose a Wrongful Death Attorney

As difficult as losing a loved one can be, suffering such a loss due to the wrongful actions of another can simply be devastating. It is important to be aware of your legal rights especially since you may only have a limited amount of time to file a legal claim. As such, it is imperative to begin searching as soon as possible for an attorney experienced in the field of handling wrongful death claims. Of course, hiring an attorney to investigate and file such a claim will not undo the harm caused, but it will hold the responsible person...

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How to Evaluate a Wrongful Death Claim

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent or reckless actions of another individual, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for the untimely death by filing a wrongful death claim. Since many wrongful death actions typically lead to litigation, it is imperative that you hire an experienced New York wrongful death attorney to help you get the full compensation that you deserve for this tragic event. Factors Affecting Litigation of Wrongful Death Claims When a wrongful death claim is forced into litigation, the insurance company will consider various factors in evaluating the claim and ultimately...

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Do I Have to Pay Taxes on a Death Settlement ?

Under New York’s  laws, a wrongful death claim is a civil wrong or tort, which is remedied through the courts with payment of compensation or damages. The intention of the responsible party’s payment to the decedent’s estate is to right the wrong sustained. But a very real question arises as to whether the settlement is taxable under the law. Generally speaking, there are no taxes to be paid on a personal injury settlement. In New York, compensation for personal injuries and pain and suffering is tax-free. This also includes any settlements received as part of a wrongful death settlement....

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Gun Manufacturers Shielded From The Law

In a world of ever-increasing gun violence, it is critical to examine the root cause and source of the many gun-related violent acts that lead to the wrongful deaths of innocent victims. The New Jersey wrongful death lawyers at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. are well-aware of how gun laws can affect the families of victims, and they are dedicated to protecting the rights of gun victims and their loved ones. In the D.C. sniper shootings, victims successfully sued Bushmaster (the company that made the semi-automatic rifle used) to the tune of $2.5 million. However, since then, Congress signed...

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Tragic Bus Accident Kills 14 in New York

A tragic New York bus accident on I-95 took the lives of 14 passengers and injured 19 others. A private bus company was hired to bring 31 people back from the Mohegan Sun. The bus  left the casino very early on Saturday morning. At approximately 5:30 AM, the bus crashed on I-95 in Westchester County, crashing through a highway sign that cut through the entire length of the bus. The bus driver suffered minor injuries  and survived the crash. Initial reports show that the bus driver claimed a tractor trailor cut him off and clipped the bus. According to an NBC  News...

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