Whether it’s you or a loved one who has suffered injuries due to a car accident, it is crucial to have the support of an experienced car accident lawyer in Corpus Christi. The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC possesses the necessary experience and assets to assist you in receiving adequate reimbursement for your suffering and anguish. We are dedicated to relentlessly pursuing justice for our injured clients and are eager to help you to receive just compensation. Our firm is available round the clock, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
“My husband was involved in an accident where the other driver ran a stop sign. Mr. Stewart helped us through the entire process. He kept us updated, was very honest, and truly cared about getting my husband better and ensuring he was taken care of. The integrity that Mr. Stewart demonstrates and the commitment he has to his clients is amazing. My family is very thankful that we were represented by such an upstanding human being. Thank you Mr. Stewart for all you did.”
How Our Attorneys Can Help You
- We have represented thousands of accident victims
- Our services are available 24/7 – you can call day or night
- We accommodate English and Spanish speaking clients
- We don’t charge any fees unless we win your case
How Is Liability Decided in a Car Accident Case?
Liability in a car accident/personal injury lawsuit usually boils down to negligence.
After making sure the crash victims are properly being cared for by medical professionals, the next order of business is determining who was the negligent party.
Police reports and police investigations can help in determining if another driver’s negligence and/or unlawful behavior are to blame for a particular accident. However, in cases that involve automobile manufacturer or automobile part manufacturer negligence, the police might not identify exactly what was to blame for the crash.
You can help build your case and build a picture of the accident for the police report by collecting evidence at the scene:
- Take pictures of everything: your injuries, your passengers, both vehicles, the location, etc.
- Gather witness statements and write down their contact information
- Write down or record everything you can remember about the crash as soon as possible
Are Car Accident Settlements Taxable in Corpus Christi, Texas?
In general, car accident settlements in Corpus Christi, Texas, are not considered taxable income by the federal government or the state. This means that you will not have to pay taxes on the settlement amount you receive for personal injuries or property damage resulting from a car accident.
However, there may be some exceptions to this rule, such as if you claimed a tax deduction for related medical expenses in a previous year or if the settlement includes compensation for lost wages or punitive damages. It is always a good idea to consult with an attorney to determine if any portion of your car accident settlement is subject to taxation.
There are generally 2 ways to avoid taxable financial awards and help you keep more money from your settlement.
- The first way is to make your financial award into a structured settlement. This will spread out your compensation over a period of years, instead of providing you with a lump sum that results in higher taxes.
- The second way is to try to classify your financial settlement to include the most tax-deductible awards while avoiding taxable awards.
Our Texas-based team at The Stewart Law Firm has decades of experience helping victims of car accidents receive the compensations and damages they deserve, and we’re here to help.
Why You Should Let The Stewart Law Firm Deal with Insurance Companies
Our firm has extensive knowledge of how insurance companies operate and the strategies they employ to devalue, prolong, and dismiss legitimate car accident claims. When you choose to partner with The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC, we will vigorously safeguard your rights throughout the entire process. If the insurance company refuses to provide an equitable settlement, we are not afraid to take your case to court and fight on your behalf.
Why You Should Get Started on Your Auto Accident Case Today
Warning, you only have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit. The statue of limitations in Corpus Christi, Texas holds this deadline and it may be impossible to bring your case to court if you file after that deadline. That’s why we encourage you to take action TODAY. If you’ve been seriously hurt in a car accident, you deserve the opportunity to fight for compensation.
Contact our attorneys at The Stewart Law Firm so we can get the process started. We’re ready to fight for you.