Structured settlements are tax advantaged annuities purchased from the proceeds of personal injury settlements that are often used to facilitate resolution of lawsuits.
Like other financial tools they can be quite beneficial in some circumstances and detrimental in others.
This legal guide explains the pros and cons of structured settlements and the circumstances under which they provide the greatest benefit.
Unfortunately, they are often presented to personal injury victims during lengthy settlement negotiations, giving them little opportunity to evaluate the offerings in terms of their consequences on public benefits, the need for future funds, its investment return, or other alternatives.
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