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Are Car Accident Settlements Taxable?

Securing an auto accident settlement can be a notable victory for the survivors of traffic accidents. As these settlements are being worked out, however, understanding what elements may be subject to taxes can integral to helping victims work out agreements that may limit their future tax obligations and, in doing so, help them retain as much of their settlement as possible. Nontaxable Portions of Auto Accident Settlements According to the IRS, settlements for physical personal injuries or physical illnesses will not be subject to taxes as long as the recipients “did not take an itemized deduction for medical expenses related [...]

August 31st, 2020|

Why Facebook Can Damage Your Kentucky Auto Collision Injury Lawsuit

Our Louisville Auto Accident Attorneys at Murphy & Associates recognize that a motor vehicle collision constitutes a significant event in the lives of vehicle occupants.  People now generally share minor daily activities like dining out at a restaurant on their Facebook page and other social media sites.  The impact of a car accident might tempt injury victims to share the circumstances surrounding the crash, their physical or emotional recovery and status of any legal claim with friends and family on the web.  However, social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others are increasingly turning up as powerful evidence in personal [...]

August 15th, 2020|

Special Evidentiary Challenges in Kentucky Trucking Accident Litigation

When tractor-trailers are involved in collisions with other vehicle on Louisville roadways, the risk of serious injury and wrongful death is magnified for the occupants of passenger vehicles because of the massive disparity in the size and weight of the vehicles. This threat of serious injury or loss of a loved one means that commercial trucking accident victims and their families may face staggering medical bills, substantial lost earnings and even permanent disability so that the injured party cannot continue in his chosen occupation. The financial hardships created by these types of serious injury or loss of a loved one [...]

August 1st, 2020|

Kentucky Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss Five Things Not to Do After a Car Accident

In the chaos following a collision with another motor vehicle, there are many things that must happen in order to get help for the injured and move disabled vehicles out of the road.  However, there are some things that should not happen at an accident scene of immediately afterwards.  Five things that a person involved in a car accident should not do include: Do not admit liability – There are times when a person is involved in an accident and is confused in the immediate aftermath.  In many car crashes, the real cause of the accident will not be known for [...]

July 15th, 2020|

Louisville Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Explain Common Causes of Kentucky Motorcycle Accidents

Although summer officially starts in few days, it unofficially started with Memorial Day, which means many people will be enjoying the weather on the back of a bike. Although a biker does not face a higher risk of getting into an accident than other drivers, the danger comes from the severity of the injuries that result from even a low-speed accident. There are many different reasons for an accident involving a motorcycle, including single-vehicle accidents. Here are a few of the most common types of bike crashes: Head-on collision – Although it may be difficult to believe, the majority of [...]

June 15th, 2020|

4 Important Facts About Drug Testing for Commercial Truckers

Commercial truck drivers are generally subjected to drug testing during the hiring process or following a traffic accident when there may be reason to suspect drug impairment, according to federal trucking regulations enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Below are some of the more important facts for truckers and other motorists on the road to understand about these drug testing requirements for commercial drivers. Drug Testing for Truckers: The Facts The facts about drug testing for commercial truckers are important for all motorists to know, a Louisville truck accident attorney notes. Here’s why. What trucker drug tests detect – [...]

October 15th, 2019|
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