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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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6 Ways to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

When integrating yourself in a space that you are unfamiliar with, have you felt the sense of not fitting in? Not feeling good enough? Unable to relate to your peers? Doubted your abilities? Felt fraudulent? If you’ve experienced any of these feeling, this means you have experienced what we call “imposter syndrome.” Imposter Syndrome can be described as a collection of feelings of inadequacy. These...
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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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Teach Your Teenage Driver What to Do After a Car Accident

Road collisions are the second leading cause of death for people between the ages of 5 and 29. In 2019 there were 36,096 fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes. The number of fatalities has decreased in 2020, however, this does not change the fact that motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of deaths in the United States. Car accidents are dangerous, deadly,...
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What Happens if the Driver Who Hit Me is Uninsured?

 No matter the circumstances, being involved in a motor vehicle accident is a stressful situation. When you are hit by a driver that does not have insurance coverage, it can make a bad situation seem even worse.  You may be unsure of what to do if you find yourself in this dilemma.   At Brown & Crouppen, your legal team is experienced at handling these types...
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What Are the Side Effects & Complications of the Paragard® Copper IUD?

If you or a loved one has suffered from complications after a ParaGard IUD breakage, you may want to speak with a personal injury lawyer. An IUD intrauterine device (IUD) is a flexible, T-shaped piece of plastic placed within the uterus to prevent conception. Of the five IUDs approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, only ParaGard is hormone-free. Instead of using...
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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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