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How Long Does a Personal Injury Case Take?

If you’ve been hurt or involved in any kind of accident, and you are in the process or are considering filing a personal injury claim against a third party, then you might be concerned about how long your personal injury case may take You might be worried about paying your medical bills or even your daily expenses if you’ve been out of work. All in all, you are likely eager to receive a financial settlement to cover what you owe.

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The Facts on Auto Vs. Bicycle Accidents

Automobiles and bicyclists collide on an almost daily basis. This accident is often very serious or fatal for the bicyclist because of their relative lack of protect against a much larger vehicle. Although only 29 percent of all bicycle accidents involve another vehicle, these accidents result in the most serious injuries. Bicyclists are at the most risk of injury around intersections, which is generally a very short portion of their travel. Approximately 45 percent of accidents with vehicles occur at

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Dangerous Driving in Jupiter

Drivers today are too focused on other things such as driving while talking or texting on a phone, playing with the radio or GPS, or even talking to Siri. But what if you are a safe driver who abstains from doing those things but you are pelted with an unknown object? Over the weekend, several drivers in Jupiter, Florida reported objects being thrown at their vehicles. Two drivers reported having rocks thrown at them as they traveled along Central Boulevard

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5 Social Security Disability FAQs

At Fetterman & Associates, PA we have a great deal of experience helping people get disability benefits from social security. We often see the same questions over and over. Below is a quick overview of common questions and their answers. If you have additional questions, feel free to call our office at 561-845-2510. You can also find out more about denied claims, which injuries are covered, and qualifying for Social Security Disability (SSD) by clicking on these links. 1. Who

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What You Need to Know about Your Personal Injury Settlement and Taxes

Generally speaking, all income that you make is taxable. However, there may be an exception for personal injury settlements in some situations. The reason that you received the settlement will impact the taxability of the settlement. Let’s Get Personal. If you received a settlement based on your personal injuries, you can exclude the amount from your income. However, you can only do this if you did not take an itemized deduction for the medical expenses related to the injury in

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Win a $1000 Scholarship Project 2016 from Fetterman & Associates, PA!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kelly Moderwell September 23, 2015 Fetterman & Associates, PA kelly@lawteamstaging.wpengine.com 561-845-2510 Win a $1000 Scholarship from Fetterman & Associates, PA! NORTH PALM BEACH, FL – The Law Team of Fetterman & Associates, PA headquartered in North Palm Beach, FL with additional offices in Port St. Lucie and mobile offices, is excited to announce the 3rd Annual FETTERMAN & ASSOCIATES, PA SCHOLARSHIP PROJECT, which encourages and supports students in the pursuit of education. This year, the Project

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4 Traumatic Trucking Accidents Caused by Driver Error

Driver error is the number one cause of trucking accidents in the United States. According to one study by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, roughly 87 percent of all large truck accidents are caused because the driver made some type of error. Types of errors in that study included: Non-performance: Where the driver should have done something, but he or she did not due to falling asleep, having a heart attack or seizure, or other physical impairment Recognition: Where

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Trucking Accidents: The Dangers of Oversized Loads

An oversized load presents unique dangers and can cause serious trucking accidents. Although trucks are designed to carry very heavy loads, overloading them causes tire problems and issues with controlling the vehicle. Oversized loads are also not permitted in many areas because the infrastructure cannot handle them. That is, highways, bridges, and other roads are simply not built to handle loads of that size. Areas that are under construction also cause further support issues. Causes of Oversized Truck Accidents Large

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A Complete Guide to Long Term Care After a Car Accident

Experts estimate that roughly 60 percent of the population will need long term care at some point in their lives. Long-term care can be the result of an accident or it could be the result of a sudden onset health condition, like a heart attack or a stroke. It could also be necessary after a gradual decline that comes with old age or chronic conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. What is Long Term Care? Long term care is a general term

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