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The IRS cannot tax you on any monies you won in compensatory damages in a settlement or jury verdict of a car accident claim or lawsuit in Texas involving your physical injuries directly. What this means, is if it has something to do with your injuries, you are not going to pay taxes on it. There are some exceptions.
It’s a hypothetical that has unfortunately come true for many motorists. So many questions arise when you are involved in an auto accident where your vehicle was rear-ended. Fault or no-fault? Extenuating circumstances or not? Guilty or not? There are many ways this scenario can play out, like being rear-ended by a negligent driver or being hit from behind by another vehicle that was forced into yours.
The settlement money one can secure after a car accident in Dallas will depend on multiple factors, including the severity of injuries, the level of damage to the vehicle, the amount of lost wages, hospital expenses, and other variables. Because every case is unique, there is no way to predict a claim’s value without careful analysis of each of these factors.
After a car accident in Dallas, it is important to always call 911. Whether or not they send an officer out to take a police report, you should urge them to do so for your records with the insurance company. The reason being is a police report will help clarify any issues with what happened and correctly put the at-fault party in their place where they belong on an official police report.
Car accidents are unplanned, and maybe work, or other responsibilities may seem more important. You want your life to return to normal. However, this is a mistake. For the sake of your health and your potential personal injury claim, you should always see a doctor as soon as possible after a car crash.
Under Texas law, a parent can be held vicariously liable for the way their teen driver conducts themselves on the road in many circumstances. Therefore, it is important to have and maintain insurance policies on all cars and drivers in the home. Being the parent of a teen driver can be tough when they get into an accident. There are a lot of different circumstances that can hold the parent liable for a car accident they cause. One thing can be certain, many parents are not aware of the policies and scope of their ties to their child’s driving record.
Uninsured Motorist (UM) Coverage:
Uninsured motorist coverage protects you if you’re in an accident with an at-fault driver who doesn’t carry liability insurance.
Under-Insured Motorist (UIM) Coverage:
Underinsured motorist coverage steps in when you’re in a car accident with an at-fault driver whose liability limits are too low to cover the damage or medical expenses.
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage:
PIP stands for personal injury protection, and it is an extension of your car insurance which covers medical expenses and, in some cases, even lost wages. It is often called “no-fault” coverage because its inherent comprehensiveness pays out claims regardless of who is at fault in the accident.
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