Are personal injury settlements taxable?

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you know how much your life can be changed in an instant. Hopefully, you have a competent attorney to represent you and get you the compensation that you deserve.  If you are fortunate enough to receive monetary compensation for your personal injury, you might...

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Protecting Young Athletes from Second-Impact Syndrome

What is the Concussion Management in Youth Sports Act? In September, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2007, the Concussion Management in Youth Sports Act into law. While schools previously had strict rules to protect student athletes who may have suffered head injuries, this law, which became effective in January, extends those rules to youth...
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Trucker Fatigue Caused 2015 Metrolink Crash

What are the leading causes of truck accidents in California? In February 2015, a truck en route to Oxnard, California from Arizona made a wrong turn onto the railroad tracks where it was struck by a Los Angeles bound Metrolink commuter train. The wreck killed the engineer and also injured 32 passengers and train crew...
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The Hidden Danger in Taxis and Rides for Hire

Q: Could your next ride-for-hire be your last? There is a frightening and potentially deadly reality surrounding rides for hire, which includes traditional taxicabs as well as app-based rides-for-hire like popular Uber and Lyft services. In most cases, the cabs and private cars used are not subject to mandatory compliance with auto safety recalls. What that...
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What is Causing the Spike in Pedestrian Accident Deaths in California?

Fatal pedestrian accidents are up dramatically nationwide over the five year period between 2009 and 2014, with California pedestrian accident fatalities averaging higher than the national average—sometimes much higher. In fact, Palm Springs reports pedestrian deaths quadruple the national average. What is causing this spike in pedestrian deaths in California? Authorities believe that there are...
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