Do Spouses Split the Settlement?

One of my new clients was injured in a drunk driving accident. As a lawyer practicing in midtown Atlanta and Fulton County, I hear the question she posed often. Do spouses split the settlement received from a drunk driving accident? Here’s the answer.

Pain and suffering is not shared. A personal injury settlement includes payment for medical bills as well as pain and suffering (which includes damages for things like anxiety, shock, worry, physical pain and bodily impairments). The pain and suffering claim is considered personal to the injured person. As such, it is not shared with that person’s spouse.

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Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer- Do Spouses Split the Settlement?

One of my new clients was injured in a drunk driving accident. As a lawyer practicing in midtown Atlanta and Fulton County, I hear the question she posed often. Do spouses split the settlement received from a drunk driving accident?  Here’s the answer. Pain and suffering is not shared. A personal injury settlement includes payment for medical bills as well …

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Drunk Driver Accident Lawyer Information- Settlement Payments and Medical Bills

In a drunk driver accident, your lawyer will negotiate a settlement. This post addresses common questions regarding payment of the personal injury settlement for a drunk driver accident here in midtown Atlanta and Fulton County.  Here are some quick facts: (1) a personal injury settlement is typically issued in one lump sum payment; (2) the insurance company typically does not …

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Alcohol Related Accident- Lawyer Info Settlement on the “Crush”

An alcohol related accident in midtown atlanta requires the lawyer to determine settlement value.  This post addresses “crush damage” (the physical damage sustained by vehicles in an accident; including those involving alcohol related accidents). As discussed in related posts, the value of an alcohol related accident here in midtown atlanta and Fulton County is a function of several variables, crush damage …

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Drunk Driver Lawyer- Are they Paid for Not Winning?

Drunk driver accidents require lawyers who can provide quality legal help.  Personal Injury lawyers who pursue a drunk driver here in midtown Atlanta and Fulton County are typically paid on what’s referred to as a “contingency fee.”  A contingency fee means that the personal injury lawyer earns his attorney’s fees based on a percentage of the recovery (amount of settlement …

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Accident Caused by Driver Who was Drinking: Lawyer Selection Tips and “Pods”

Selecting a personal injury lawyer after an accident caused by a driver who was drinking can be confusing.  This post will address lawyer selection tips focused on client service for the client injured in an accident caused by a driver who was drinking.  Client service is an important feature for anyone seeking to hire a personal injury lawyer to represent …

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Accident Caused by Drinking and Driving- Lawyer; That’s a lot of Money!

The value of an accident caused by drinking and driving depends on: (1) whether there is bad behavior; (2) witnesses to the accident; (3) history of prior DUI’s; (4) crush damage; (5) whether the client is credible and believable; (6) transport from the scene; (7) legitimate medical treatment; and a host of other variable factors. This post will address bad …

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