How Big Is Your Income Shortfall?

Annual statistics show that less than one tenth of 1percent of the U.S. population experiences a major, catastrophic injury accident, due to the negligence of someone else. Liability for these accidents is often disputed—leading to personal injury claims, litigation and settlements or verdicts. We don’t commonly have to think about the future ramifications, since so few of us are ever involved in one of these major incidents.

If you or a family member find yourself included as part of these unfortunate, life-changing numbers, you will at some point along the way from accident to settlement or verdict, be asking many questions. From my vantage point as a Settlement Planner for injury victims in over two thousand catastrophic cases over the last 27 years, I have heard one question, over and over —“Will my settlement be able to generate enough money to take care of me and my family and all of our needs, for the rest of my life?”  Creating a Settlement Plan can you help find the answer. Settlement Planning is a lot like retirement planning. Both are focused primarily not on growing a person’s or family’s assets, but instead on generating guaranteed income that can take care of an individual, and even their family, for a lifetime.

Settlement Planners routinely help injury victims navigate critically important waters where one wrong move could jeopardize needed benefits for a very long time.

Jack Meligan, RSP, BCFE, and owner of Settlement Professionals, Inc., in West Linn, Ore., writes bi-monthly in TruckAccident Magazine, discussing Settlement Planning and other financial concerns legal clients may face. He offers this invaluable information to the public, for free, through TruckAccident Magazine, because he believes this is important information the public should know!

Read this article in its entirety and others like it at TruckAccidentMagazine.com. Call Lori Tepper at APITLAmerica today at 888-772-4852, to learn more about TruckAccident Magazine.  Also, learn more about putting the brakes on unsafe trucking companies online at http://www.apitlamerica.com – APITLA is serving America’s truck accident victims.

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