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What to Expect During a Personal Injury Deposition

When it comes time to give a deposition in a case and you are the person to be deposed, it can certainly cause some anxiety and unease if you have never experienced one before.  Have no fear, because the attorney will be there to help you understand the process and will be by your side before, during, and after the deposition. The deponent will know...
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Is My Lawsuit Settlement Taxable?

A common question we often receive about personal injury settlements is whether a settlement is taxable. The facts and circumstances of the case will determine this. It is true that the IRS will not disturb an allocation if it is consistent with what is contained in the settled claims. If the claim is a personal injury case and did not contain an itemized deduction for...
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Obtaining the “Right” Medical Care After a Car Accident

You have been in a crash.  It can be overwhelming.  One of the components of compensation you may seek after a crash is medical expenses.  Unfortunately, insurance companies and insurance adjusters often use the medical treatment you may seek against you.  How can that be?  Insurance companies are looking for ANY reason to decrease what you are owed in compensation.  Over time insurance companies have...
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7 Mistakes to Avoid Following a Car Accident

So, you have been involved in an auto accident.  Suddenly, people want to talk to you, ask a million questions, everything is overwhelming, and you are left wondering if the right decisions were made.  Brown & Crouppen has handled thousands of claims relating to auto accidents, and given that experience, there are some common missteps that are made and how you can keep from taking...
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3 Tips for Trial Preparation and Successful War Room Organization

Trial preparation is a team effort. Your team needs a place to gather and truly collaborate. That means setting up what is known as a “war room,” a place where the team can prepare for the battle of trial. We all wish there were a blueprint for setting up the perfect war room. The truth is, there are tons of ways to physically set-up a...
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What You Need to Know About Social Media and Your Personal Injury Claim

Social media now plays a large part in everyone’s daily routine and has become a powerful set of communication tools.  These programs allow the sharing of all parts of a person’s life instantaneously, and it seems just about everyone is posting, tweeting, etc., every single day.  While these connections are a valuable way to keep in touch with others and share a piece of one’s...
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Case Win Feature: 6 Million Dollars Recovered for Client Struck by Box Truck

Achieving success after auto accidents requires immense amount of preparation, documentation, and teamwork between lawyers and paralegals. Understanding how to get the best possible outcome from a car accident, it is also important to remember that no one can guarantee a specific amount. However, an experienced law firm will do everything in their power to fight for their clients. When a paralegal receives a motor...
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What Are the Stages of Personal Injury Litigation?

Brown & Crouppen handles quite a few claims over the course of any given year, but not every claim we handle will follow the same path.  It occasionally becomes necessary for us to involve the court system and file a lawsuit to protect our client’s interest.  Television presents a very abbreviated view of the litigation process which can cause confusion for clients in that situation. ...
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