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Covering an Injured Child’s Needs with a Special Needs Trust

November 5, 2020

Many children who were injured by medical negligence or medical malpractice depend on government programs to help cover their needs. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid are means-tested programs, so beneficiaries’ income and assets must remain below a certain limit in order for the individual to be covered by these programs. So, when a child…  Read more

Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Can ‘Stop the Clock’ as Opioid Settlement Approaches

October 29, 2020

The U.S. saw big progress in the seemingly relentless battle against opioid addiction last week. Purdue Pharma, the company largely responsible for the opioid epidemic in the U.S. due to their making and distributing of OxyContin, will plead guilty to criminal charges as part of an $8 billion+ total settlement. Of that settlement amount, $2.8…  Read more

Settlement Tools for Small and Midsize Law Firms

October 28, 2020

The team at Milestone knows what it’s like to be a boutique company with the practicing power of one that’s much larger. Owners of small to midsize law firms know what we’re talking about. Providing your clients with personal attention along with expert knowledge and service. Knowing your employees well and working in a collaborative…  Read more

Introducing Milestone’s New Executive Assistant, Megan Van Rentergem!

October 21, 2020

We’re excited to announce that Megan Van Rentergem has joined the Milestone team as executive assistant. We asked her a few questions about her life and background. Here’s what she had to say. Where did you attend school, and what did you study? I went to the State University of New York Fredonia. I majored…  Read more

Covering Special Education Costs in Tough Times

September 18, 2020

By now, most students across the country are back to school. But what school actually looks like right now varies as states and private institutions individually decide on their measures to prevent COVID-19 spread. So, needless to say, the transition to a new school year hasn’t been easy for many. Teachers in particular were left…  Read more

Check Out Our New Services Brochure!

June 30, 2020

Download Our Brochure An emerging standard of care for trial lawyers is recognizing that settlement is not an end, but a beginning. Injured plaintiffs and their families deserve strategies that ensure a lifetime of financial security. Milestone is a settlement planning and management company—one of the most professional, experienced, and reliable consultancies in the country.…  Read more

Breaking Down the Differences Between SSI, SSDI, and Social Security

June 22, 2020

The federal government provides financial assistance to people who are retired or unable to work because of physical or cognitive challenges. It’s not easy wading through all the different programs available, especially if you’ve recently sustained catastrophic injuries in an accident and have never looked into them before. For example, the names of three major…  Read more

Seamus McGovern Joins Milestone as Operations Analyst

June 15, 2020

We’re excited to announce that Seamus McGovern has joined the Milestone team as operations analyst. Seamus is an aspiring attorney with a lifelong collaborative spirit. He came to Milestone when our team needed more hands on deck with a project, and we liked him so much that we asked him to stick around! We asked…  Read more

Special Needs Trust: Is the Cost Worth the Benefit?

June 3, 2020

For those who receive Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, and other needs-based government programs, receiving a personal injury settlement could mean losing benefits. But with proper settlement planning, plaintiffs can keep their eligibility for benefits while still making the most out of settlement. A special needs trust ensures funds from a personal injury settlement go to…  Read more

Team Member Spotlight: Laura Fetto

May 20, 2020

Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring the members of our dynamic team who, in their own way, help injured clients and their families plan for a secure financial future. Today the spotlight is on Laura Fetto, settlement administrator at Milestone. We asked Laura a few questions about working at Milestone and life…  Read more