Tag Archives: Orange County

What Are The Tax Consequences of a Personal Injury Settlement

A good Orange County personal injury attorney should be prepared to advise his personal injury clients of the tax consequences of a settlement or money damages awarded in a jury verdict. In order to determine whether the settlement is subject to taxation, the key question is whether the parties have set forth the amount that is to be paid for the plaintiff’s pain and suffering, past and future medical...
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Going Through the Personal Injury “Claims Maze”

Although insurance companies usually want to get claims settled quickly, there are some cases where the insurer has an interest in stonewalling your personal injury claim, because benefits delayed are benefits denied. By dragging out a claim for months or even years before agreeing to a settlement, insurance companies may seek to frustrate the claimant into settling for a lesser amount. If they go too far with this, they...
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How Your Medical Care Affects the Value of Your Orange County Personal Injury Claim

Most of the money you receive from an Orange County personal injury claim goes towards your medical care. Your medical care thus affects the amount of money you will receive for your case. The medical records that accumulate over the course of your medical treatment are used when evaluating your settlement and are used to determine the severity and nature of your injury. These records include any records of...
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Providing Effective Testimony in a Mental and Emotional Injuries Case

Avoid Misleading Answers. Even when technically correct, an answer that a judge or jury will consider misleading can injure your credibility in the eyes of the court. Orange County personal injury attorneys can attest that this is true both at deposition and at trial. (Remember that your deposition testimony can be used, often, at the trial itself.) For example, you may be asked, “Before the incident, had you ever sued...
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Insurance Adjusters’ Examinations of Bodily Injury Claims

When they are evaluating how much to offer to you pay for bodily injury claims, insurance adjusters consider many factors and aspects of each individual case. The primary one is the relationship among the following factors: the accident that is alleged to have caused the injury, the injury itself, and medical records that document the injury. Your Orange County personal injury attorney can help you to ensure that your...
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The Law Offices of Samer Habbas Announces New Website Coming Soon

Whether you’ve been hurt on the job, or you’re someone who has been in an accident due to another individual’s negligence, it is highly likely that you are wondering what to do next.  Injured individuals are often looking for answers and they typically want those answers quickly.  That is why, in an effort to ease an already troublesome situation for their clients, the Law Offices of Samer Habbas has...
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The Law Offices of Samer Habbas Changes Its Name

With the addition of new associate, Dina Suliman, the Law Offices of Samer Habbas will be changing its name to The Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates Inc. P.C. About Attorney Dina Suliman With regard to her undergraduate studies, Ms. Dina Suliman received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, International Relations from the University of California, Riverside.  She then proceeded to law school where she graduated cum laude...
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More Attributes of Strong Mental and Emotional Injury Cases

A mark of an experienced Orange County personal injury attorney is his or her ability to gauge a mental/emotional injury case’s odds of success before the case has even made it to trial. Indeed, experience allows such attorneys to recognize the key factors that make for strong mental/emotional injury cases, such as the following: One factor that can greatly increase a mental/emotional injury’s odds of success is if the...
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Injured in an Orange County trip or fall? Identifying the responsible parties

If you are injured in a trip and fall accident because of another’s carelessness, you deserve compensation. The most effective way to obtain compensation is to retain a skilled Orange County personal injury attorney to negotiate with insurers and file a lawsuit if necessary. The first step in pursuing a legal claim for compensation is determining which specific parties could be liable for your injuries. Although this seems like...
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After an Independent Medical Exam

Sometimes, your personal injury claim will require an independent medical exam. If your Orange County personal injury attorney or the insurance company deems that such an exam is appropriate in determining the extent of your injuries, a third party will come in to perform the examination. Afterwards, you should speak with your attorney immediately, while the details of the examination are still fresh in your mind. This becomes especially...
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