The injured people who come to Palace Law trust us with their lives so we believe it is our duty to earn that trust. Being trustworthy is the second of our core values.
The time of year when people scramble to find all tax records and documents to file before the April 15th deadline. Filing taxes usually raises questions about what qualifies as taxable income. Does a settlement from a personal injury claim qualify as taxable income? How about payments from the Department of Labor and Industries? These are significant questions as most of us begin to receive tax documents like W-2s, 1098s and 1099s. The good news is that payments to compensate for bodily injury are generally not taxable forms of income.
I have ridden many miles in challenging conditions in the United States and foreign countries. This article provides some of the lessons I’ve learned. I’ll start with the most important rule I’ve learned and one that I use every time I ride. It was given to me by a man in India who spoke very little English. When I stopped in a small village after fighting through chaotic city traffic all day, I mentioned that there were no rules of the road in India. He held up a single finger, “One rule. Biggest vehicle wins.” Bicycle safety became a whole lot simpler for me that day.