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Is Your Personal Injury or Workers Comp Money Taxable?

Did you get money in 2018 for your workers compensation case or your personal injury case? You’ve probably never really worried about it because your employer withholds either just enough or more than enough from you paycheck to cover your taxes and you expect a refund. This year, however, you settled that personal injury or workers [..]

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A new year, a new Osterbind Law, PLLC!

New is feeling people always seek. It is that feeling when you get a new pair of shoes and walking is a little bit more fun. It is the smell of that brand new vehicle that cannot be replicated by an air freshener. Just the same, New Year’s Day brings with it a feeling that [..]

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Four Things You Never Knew About Med Pay

When you suffer a personal injury after a car accident, you need medical treatment. Whether you find yourself with your primary care doctor, an orthopedic, a physical therapist, or a chiropractor, you need to get treatment in order to get better. But that treatment gets expensive after even a few visits. So how do you [..]

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Your health insurance versus your personal injury case

Many people have health insurance but ask if they should use that health insurance after they were injured in an accident. The answer is always yes, you should use your health insurance to pay for your medical treatment. That is what it is there for, after all. However, you may be required to reimburse your [..]

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How To Figure Out What Your Personal Injury Case Worth

I am asked repeatedly, “Brandon, what is my personal injury case worth?” This is a seemingly innocent question that is impossible to answer until your case is ripe. What do I mean by that? Several things have to happen before your lawyer can value your case. For example, you have to finish treatment, your lawyer [..]

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Traffic crashes and fatalities increase in Virginia

Every year the department of motor vehicles releases a report called Virginia Driving Trends. This report details the total number of traffic crashes, fatalities and injuries across the Commonwealth of Virginia. It also breaks down the traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities by locality so each jurisdiction can see the local data. Traffic Crashes have increased [..]

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Passenger’s Wrongful Death Claim Arises From Single Car Accident

On Sunday, January 7, 2018, Dallas Henry Massey drove a car with Earline Colvard Massey as a passenger. The driver failed to stop at a stop sign, hit an embankment, and overturned the car in Pittsylvania County. He went to Danville Regional Medical Center for treatment. First responders flew Earline Colvard Massey to Roanoke Memorial [..]

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