Recovering From a Car Accident in Fresno

The injuries you sustain in a car accident can change your life forever. For victims of traumatic injuries, another driver’s negligence can result in life-altering changes that prevent the victim from working, taking care of family members, or being able to perform simple tasks such as dressing themselves or driving to the store. Even a so-called “minor” injury from a car accident can result in a hospital stay, physical therapy, and time away from work. The emotional, physical, and financial damages from a car accident can be substantial. Money cannot undo the harm caused by a reckless driver; however, you deserve to be compensated for your damages. The road to recovery after a car accident can be difficult. It can help to have an experienced Fresno car accident attorney to guide you through the steps of filing a personal injury claim. In addition, an attorney can take much of the stress of dealing with insurance adjusters and companies off your shoulders so that you can focus on your emotional and physical recovery from the accident.

Is My Car Accident Settlement Taxable in California?

When you are injured in a traffic accident, you can hold the negligent driver or party responsible for the accident liable for your damages. In other words, if you did not cause the collision, you might be entitled to receive money from the party who did cause the crash. However, that money could be taxable as income in some cases. Compensation for Pain and Suffering The money you receive as compensation for the pain and suffering from your physical injury or illnesses is not considered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service or the California Department of Revenue.  This also includes the amount you receive for the emotional distress or mental anguish you suffer because of the physical injuries or illnesses. However, if your claim is for emotional distress or mental anguish that did not result from a personal physical injury or illness, you may owe income tax on all or a portion of the settlement.

Good News for Fresno City College Students Trying to Get to School

Getting to classes can be difficult for some Fresno City College students, especially at the beginning of each semester. In addition to the issues with parking, student now must deal with construction zones and detours. A new program may help ease the parking issues while providing students with a convenient and efficient way to get to school each day. ABC30 News reported about a new one-year pilot program between the City of Fresno and the college to make getting to the college campus a bit easier and less costly for the student. Beginning this school year, Fresno City College students who ride the FAX Bus to school and back will no longer be required to pay for the trips. Fresno has partnered with the college to allow the college to pay a lower fare for students. Students must purchase a student body card to be able to ride the buses for free throughout the city. However, the cost of a student body card is $5 — much less than paying daily fares for city bus transportation. The program is expected to have several positive consequences for students, the city, and school.

Major Car Seat Recall — Parents Should Check This List of Recalled Car Seats Immediately

You did your research, and you read every review before choosing a car seat to protect your child. However, your child’s car seat may be on this list of recalled car seats released by the NHTSA. At least 16 car seat models have been recalled for failing to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. These car seats could increase the risk of injury for infants and children in a car accident. Major manufacturers like Evenflo and Graco are on the list.

A Spinal Cord Injury From A Car Accident Can Change Your Life Forever

Your brain relies on your spinal cord to carry messages to other parts of your body.  Without this intricate delivery system, you would not have control over bodily functions. Injuries to the spinal cord range from mild to traumatic, depending on the type of injury and the location of the injury. For some people, spinal cord injuries result in permanent disabilities. You can suffer a spinal cord injury in a variety of ways. Falls and vehicle accidents are two of the most common cases of spinal cord injuries. The physical force of the impact in a motor vehicle collision can easily cause a spinal cord injury, especially in collisions at high rates of speed. In traumatic cases, the accident victim may require long-term medical care and personal care. For some, life is never the same after a spinal cord injury from a car accident.

April Is National Car Care Month

Summer is almost here and most of us will be heading out for summer vacations and trips with our families. Because summer is the biggest travel season, the Car Care Council wants to remind everyone of the importance of car maintenance. A car that is well-maintained is less likely to break down. Car maintenance can

April 27th, 2016|Car Accident, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Truck Accident|