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Tax Considerations of a Personal Injury Case.

A person is never truly “made whole” after being injured in a vehicle collision. Pain, Suffering, Mental Stress, Medical Costs, Lost Wages, Lost Time, Lost Memories . . .

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Having experienced Personal Injury Attorneys like Althauser Rayan Abbarno with you after your injury AND before your settlement can save you time, stress, and money. A common question before settlement or trial, is whether the compensation is taxable.  It Depends!

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You may have questioned whether proceeds from settlement of a lawsuit is taxable income. Whether you must include the settlement proceeds in your income depends on all the facts and circumstances in your case.  Althauser Rayan Abbarno attorneys can help!

Many settlement payments consist of multiple elements that have been allocated by the parties. For example, an agreement may include allocations to back pay, emotional distress, and attorneys’ fees.  Generally, the IRS will not disturb an allocation if it is consistent with the substance of the settled claims.

Personal Physical Injuries

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I was hit by an uninsured driver. What should I do?

I was hit by an uninsured driver! What should I do?

In the State of Washington, motorists are required to carry a minimum of Washington law requires that all motorists carry minimum liability insurance—at least $25,000 in bodily injury liability, up to $50,000 per accident, and $10,000 in property damage.

Unfortunately, an estimated 17.4% of drivers in Washington state are uninsured. This rate gives Washington the seventh highest uninsured rates in the United States.

If you are injured in a vehicle collision, there may not be enough money to pay your medical bills and fairly compensate you if the other driver was uninsured or carrying the state minimum. This is a common occurrence. Some injury clients have to rely on the following to pay for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

1) Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

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18 Fatalities in Thurston County Collisions!

We are only midway through October 2019 and there are 18 reported fatalities due to collisions in Thurston County! In total, there have been 2,806 collisions in Thurston County with 11 fatalities and more than 761 reported injuries.

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You may be thinking that an injury won’t happen to you or your family! However, statistics evidence that 52% of all vehicle collisions occur within 5 miles of home and only 17% occur more than 20 miles away from home.

Being injured in a vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian collision – or worst yet, having a loved one killed due to the negligence of another – sets off a chain of events nobody is prepared for; pain, suffering, grief, medical bills, insurance adjuster calls, lost wages, towing/impound fees, and property damage!

You have the right to legal advice and the right to help. Althauser Rayan Abbarno offers Free Injury Consultations with No Obligation!

What you should do!

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Feel Like You Are Swimming Upstream After An Injury?

Do you feel like you are swimming upstream after an Injury?

Medical Costs, Lost Wages, Car Repairs . . . and the bills keep coming!

You don’t have to struggle after a car accident or workplace injury!

You and your family should not have to struggle to get medical treatment and fair compensation. Contact Althauser Rayan Abbarno and we help fight for your rights and benefits and fair compensation for your losses.

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Personal Injury Attorneys

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Since 1946, Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP has fought for rights and benefits of people injured due to the negligence of others throughout the State of Washington.

Whether you were injured in an automobile collision, motorcycle collision, slip and fall, dog bite, or wrongful death claims, our experienced and knowledgeable team of injury attorneys is ready to fight for your rights. Althauser Rayan Abbarno has represented clients in trial, and negotiated settlements ranging from death and catastrophic brain injuries to low-impact bumper to bumper collisions.

Our Injury Lawyers are near you and offer FREE consultations in Olympia and Centralia with NO Obligations- (360) 736-1301.

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Hydroplaning! How you can avoid Injury Collisions?

What Is Hydroplaning? How can you avoid Injury Collisions?

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Hydroplaning is when a vehicle starts sliding uncontrollably due to the tires encountering more water than the treads can displace. This time of year, hydroplaning is more common and dangerous!

When driving at high speeds over wet pavement, the water begins to push the front tires off the ground slightly, creating a thin film between the tire and the road. That film, and the resulting separation of the road and tire, causes the driver to lose control of the car and possibly end up in a crash. If you or someone was injured in a car accident, call the injury attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno in Olympia or Centralia at (360) 736-1301 or CentraliaLaw.com

What Causes Hydroplaning?

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Prepare and Plan for Labor Day Weekend Traffic!

The last holiday weekend of the summer typically brings additional traffic, so planning ahead and allowing extra travel time is even more critical as Labor Day approaches. The Injury Attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno in Olympia and Centralia want your family to be prepared for a vehicle collision.

Even if you take steps to stay safe, there’s still a chance that you’ll be injured in a car, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian collision. Maybe it’s more vehicles on the roadway or maybe people are just more districted, regardless collisions are on the rise.

Know what to do after an injury collision. Call Althauser Rayan Abbarno at (360) 736-1301 for your free collision glove box card.

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Protect Yourself After A Vehicle Collision!

Many of us take our commutes for granted. Whether one hour or 10 minutes, routine commutes can be dangerous. Statistics evidence that 52% of all vehicle collisions occur within 5 miles of home and only 17% occur more than 20 miles away from home.

Maybe it is because we are more likely to drive near our residence. Maybe it is because we let our guard down when we are closer to home. Regardless, vehicle collisions can have a devastating impact on you and your family.

Being injured in a vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian collision sets off a chain of events nobody is prepared for; medical bills and property damage are likely just tips of the iceberg. There may be lost wages, towing/impound fees; pain, suffering, and tons of confusing paperwork.

Althauser Rayan Abbarno injury attorneys are here when you need us most! Since 1946, our attorneys have helped injured clients throughout the State of Washington.

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Finding Compassion and Lessons After Local Tragedy

Being injured in a vehicle collision is a traumatic experience. Losing a loved one to a vehicle collision is an unimaginable experience. Nobody is prepared to lose a child in a preventable vehicle collision by an impaired driver. Unfortunately and tragically, there have been over 225 alcohol and/or drug impaired fatal and serious injury crashes in Washington so far this year.

“In May 2017, when I found out my daughter Cheyllyn had been lost in a collision caused by an impaired driver, my world turned black. She was my life,” said Deb Collinsworth of Centralia. “I was a single mother and we shared a very special bond. I was so proud of her, she was enrolled at Central Washington University and wanted to become an elementary school teacher with a minor in education. It is a daily struggle, and when the anniversary of Cheyllyn’s death comes around, it really impacts me even more. I don’t want any other parent to experience this kind of loss.”

Collisions have tremendous impacts on the lives of the victims and their families, said Todd Rayan, Partner and injury attorney with the Centralia and Olympia law firm Althauser Rayan Abbarno, a law firm that has represented injury victims since 1946, including Deb Collinsworth.

“Nobody should have to go through the tragedy of losing a loved one to an impaired driver.

Peter Abbarno joins Deb Collinsworth and Alicia Bull to announce the 2019 Cheyllyn Collinsworth Memorial Scholarship

Unfortunately, automobile collisions resulting in injuries and death are going to continue to happen,” Rayan said. “Althauser Rayan Abbarno has the experience and tools of big city law firms, but what sets us apart is our small town attention, compassion, and client focus. Clients are not merely single transactions to us.”

Deb said the small town attention and compassion began as soon as she stepped into Peter Abbarno’s office at Althauser Rayan Abbarno . . . .  Read more in the Daily Chronicle.

How Medcial Debt Impacts Your Personal Injury Case!

Car Accident and Personal Injury cases are complex. Victims want medical treatment to reach a full recovery and fair and just compensation. Financial Recovery includes several factors including the amount an insurance company compensates you and the amount you have to pay for your treatment.

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Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys will explain the treatment, cost, and recovery process with you at your initial Free Injury Consultation. For a Free Injury Consultation in Olympia or Centralia, call Althauser Rayan Abbarno at (360) 754-5844.

The purpose of most personal injury lawsuits is to recoup the financial losses incurred for medical treatment and the loss of property due to an injury that another party is responsible for. A medical lien grants medical care providers the right to compensation should the injured victim be awarded damages or agree to an out-of-court settlement.

The Medical Lien is a very important part of any personal injury case.

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Rear-End Automobile Collisions

Rear end auto accidents take place on our roads every day. According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, there have been 33,999 automobile related collisions in the State of Washington this year resulting in 172 fatalities.

Collisions can occur at any time and can happen to anyone. While these types of collisions are common, they are completely preventable by knowing and understanding the rules of the road and staying alert.

For more than 70 years, the injury attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno have represented victims of automobile, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian collisions throughout the State of Washington.

Althauser Rayan Abbarno offers Free Injury Consultations in Olympia and Centralia by calling (360) 736-1301.

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