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Altoona Personal Injury Blog

When you don't want long-term care to deplete your assets

Your grandparents lived well into their nineties, and so did your parents, and as a healthy senior, you have expectations to do the same. Your children may not be in the best position to take care of you, though, and you do not want to be a burden if you suffer mobility or other health issues that run in your family. On the other hand, if you need long-term care once you reach your early eighties, it may take all your assets to cover your expenses for a decade. 

Medicaid does cover many of the costs of living in a nursing home, but there is a maximum amount of assets and income allowable. As long as you make more than that amount, you will have to pay for your expenses yourself. Fortunately, you have estate planning options that will not deplete your family's inheritance.

3 key ways to respond after a car accident in the Keystone State

With driving such a prevalent part of everyday life, chances of getting into an accident are very real. In 2016, about 15 motor vehicle collisions happened every hour according to statistics from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. These crashes involved 1 out of every 43 Pennsylvanians, with 1 out of every 154 people sustaining injuries.

The data only includes accidents that people reported, so the numbers may be even higher. Despite the risk, most drivers do not think twice before hitting the road.

Should you take a settlement after an accident with injuries?

When a serious motor vehicle accident happens, responsibility often falls on the victim's family members to settle financial matters. Responsibilities can include paying for medical treatment, coordinating vehicle repairs and speaking with the insurance company. Between juggling these tasks, they might get a difficult offer to refuse.

After a serious accident, the insurance company may call and offer a settlement. It is in their best interest to settle matters quickly with a low ball offer. Between growing medical bills and missed wages at work, a settlement will look very appealing. So how can someone in this situation know that the settlement is fair?

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