What Does a Settlement Planner Do?

April 3, 2020

Many options exist regarding what one can do with settlement monies that are received as a result of a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Talking with a settlement planner can help you decide which option is best for any given situation. A settlement planner is a financial professional whose focus revolves solely around financial…  Read more

Can You Get SSI If You’re Injured?

March 31, 2020

The government may be able to offer you financial assistance if you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury. But figuring out what (and how much) you can get isn’t always clear. If you have a settlement coming from a personal injury claim, that money can also lessen your financial burden, but it can lead to even more…  Read more

Benefits of Qualified Settlement Funds to Plaintiffs

March 30, 2020

A qualified settlement fund is a tax-qualified trust or account which holds a plaintiff’s settlement proceeds from litigation. Putting settlement proceeds into a qualified settlement fund account is most beneficial to plaintiffs and attorneys in personal injury, product liability, patent and intellectual property, discrimination, sexual harassment, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and individual type cases. Here…  Read more

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March 23, 2020

Download Our Free Brochure We’ve re-branded our innovative attorney fee deferral program. Now, you can become a feeMaster. Capable trial lawyers choose when their fees are received by their firm in every settlement. Imagine possessing the power to leverage your deferred compensation as an integral part of your overall wealth strategy. Rely on a team…  Read more

3 Common Myths About Settlement Planning

March 21, 2020

With more than 20 years in the industry, our comprehensive settlement planning team has cleared up many misconceptions about the planning process. Some misunderstandings involve who can and can’t (or should and shouldn’t) plan for settlement. Others dismiss settlement planning tools that could actually be very valuable. Adequate planning can mean the difference between burning…  Read more

Can you get Medicare benefits if you’re injured?

March 11, 2020

If you’ve been catastrophically injured, you may have begun receiving government benefits to help pay for your health care. Or, you’ve heard that you may be eligible for benefits, but the legal claim you’ve filed could disqualify you if you receive a settlement. The situation can be confusing for anyone who hasn’t been through it…  Read more

Providing a clear path to your future

March 10, 2020

The role of a settlement planner is part law and part finance. While a traditional structured settlement may work for some individuals, it is not always the best choice. Oftentimes, someone’s particular situation requires a wealth management account, a special needs trust, an equity backed structure, or something else entirely. There are many options. The…  Read more

Forecasting the top 6 consumer safety legal issues we’ll see in 2020

March 2, 2020

By Jaime E. Moss, Esq. at Consumer Safety Legal It’s only the beginning of 2020, and we are already facing difficult questions and unique challenges in our ever-changing legal landscape. To take a glimpse at the emerging consumer safety legal issues facing us, we must first reflect on past developments to understand the evolving issues…  Read more

Can you get Medicaid if you’re injured?

February 21, 2020

Navigating the financial waters after a catastrophic injury can be difficult. After all, no one hands over a book of insights into how you can pay for your medical expenses, equipment, and other care you need. If you’ve filed a claim for compensation, that’s great, but it can lead to more questions and uncertainty in…  Read more

AAJ Winter Convention: A first-timer’s experience

February 18, 2020

By Samuel Dolce-Powers, Esq. Wow. What a weekend. While still coming back down to Earth from what was an amazing trip to New Orleans, I wanted to focus on some highlights from the perspective of a first-time American Association for Justice (AAJ) Convention attendee. My top realizations were how deep connections can be made in…  Read more