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Do I Have to Pay Taxes On My Car Accident Settlement?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The question comes up frequently, usually at the end of the process. You’ve been in a car accident. You have managed to reach a settlement with the insurance company of the driver at fault, or you’ve emerged victorious at trial, with a verdict in your favor. Time to put the whole ordeal in the rear-view mirror — but wait. Do you have to pay taxes on the money you’ve just received? As with most tax issues, the simple answer to that simple question is, “It depends.” The types of compensation involved in an auto insurance settlement vary; some aspects are...

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Social Media Do’s and Dont’s After Car Wreck

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From Facebook to Instagram to TikTok and beyond, the popularity of social media platforms has transformed millions of us into the stars of our own reality shows. We can instantly update our followers on our daily activities, comment on current events, document exotic adventures and mundane meals, and share the antics of children and pets with friends scattered across the globe. But while we’re busy posting and tweeting, it’s easy to forget that the intimate details we’re disclosing may be more public than we think.  Even politicians and Hollywood celebrities have learned that oversharing can be a problem, and that TMI...

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Aurora Fatal Hit-and-Run Highlights Dangers of Accident Scene

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Most car accidents can be attributed to careless driving of one kind or another. Someone wasn’t paying enough attention to their surroundings, to traffic laws or changing road conditions, and the result is a crash. Being vigilant can help avoid accidents, but it’s also important to be on alert after the accident happens. All too often, one accident leads to another. We’ve all seen the tragic stories about state troopers stopping to deal with an accident on the interstate, only to be injured or killed by other motorists who failed to slow down or yield to the emergency in progress.  And the...

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What Is the Most Common Injury in Football?

Like most people who call Colorado home, those of us who work at FDAzar tend to be diehard fans of the Denver Broncos. Even in the middle of a tough season, we identify with the team’s winning traditions, its professionalism and quest for excellence. That’s why we’re proud to support the team. As personal injury specialists, we also recognize how quickly a serious injury can alter someone’s life, whether that person is a professional athlete or not — and the importance of taking steps to prevent those injuries if possible. What are the chances of injury in a football game? The figures vary...

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Why Do you Need an Attorney to Help Navigate Insurance After a Car Accident?

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Dealing with insurance companies after a car accident can be a deeply frustrating experience. You may have medical bills, car repairs, and other losses to deal with, but the insurance company has its own priorities and often-bewildering procedures. Fortunately, this isn’t an experience you have to go through alone. If the accident involves injuries, significant property damage, disputes over who’s at fault, or other serious issues, you should consider turning for help to a knowledgeable attorney — one who specializes in accidents and personal injury cases. Look at it this way: Many drivers don’t like to stop and ask for directions, even...

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Decipher the Announcement of the Massive Zynga Data Breach

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If you played Words with Friends your personal information was compromised Gaming apps are meant to provide a relaxing, carefree escape for smartphone users, but a massive data breach at Zynga, developer of some of the most popular social games, has players reeling — and wondering how much of their personal data has been compromised. Here’s what you need to know about this data breach, and what you can do to protect yourself. Who was affected by the breach? - Words With Friends users (affected) - The previous gaming app Draw Something gamers (claimed by the hacker) - Users of other gaming apps developed by Zynga...

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Hit-and-Run Victim Attorney

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Hit-and-run accidents have been on the rise in Denver, Colorado. Most recently, a fatal accident involving a hit-and-run vehicle happened on Sunday (8/18). A pickup truck crashed into a car in front of it on East 46th Ave. and Chamber Road. Instead of stopping and exchanging driving information, the pickup truck driver fled the scene and triggered a medina alert from the Denver Police. As a result, one driver died, and another was injured and sent to the hospital. In Colorado it is a felony offense to leave the scene of an accident which causes serious bodily injury or death. However, situations like...

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Recent Hit-and-Run Accidents in Colorado

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Fleeing the scene after an accident is illegal in Colorado, but the number of hit-and-run accidents has increased in recent years. As of Monday, September 23rd, there had been 4961 hit-and-runs reported in Denver in 2019. That’s over 18 hit and runs every day! Among neighborhoods in the Denver Metro area, New Stapleton has the most hit-and-run accidents this year with 274. One recent hit-and-run crash happened on Saturday morning, September 14th, at the intersection of East 12th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard....

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Recent Automobile Defect Cases

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Cars are getting smarter, packed with more sophisticated technology, every year. But that doesn’t mean they are free from potentially dangerous defects. According to a recent article from 24/7 Wall St., seven of the 14 biggest auto recalls of all time have come in the last decade; in 2016, the number of recalls reached a record high. A defect can be as basic as a faulty seat-belt locking mechanism or as baffling as a sudden surge in acceleration. It can be a flaw in the manufacturer’s design or in a product from another supplier, such as an airbag that fails to deploy...

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