How to talk to a personal injury lawyer

Finance
If you’ve been injured in an accident recently, you may want to consider hiring a lawyer. That’s because you might be faced with financial implications that may result from rising medical bills. Plus, finding the best personal injury lawyer will help get you the maximum compensation that you deserve so you can take care of your medical expenses and move on with your life. The longer you wait, the less compensation you may receive.  Why Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer? While choosing a personal injury lawyer is not the easiest thing to do, it’s important to find one that has the experience to work with you and negotiate a compensation deal without having to go to court. However, if a lawsuit is filed on your behalf your personal injury attorney…
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France Proposes 3 Percent Digital Tax on American Companies.

France Proposes 3 Percent Digital Tax on American Companies.

Europe, Finance
The Finance Minister of France, Bruno Le Maire, set off a firestorm of controversy last month when he proposed a hefty ‘digital tax’ on internet giants like Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Google -- as well as smaller companies that exist mainly in the cloud and have been making good money from French online consumers. The new tax, which the French government prefers to call a three-percent import duty, will affect any company that does more than 25 million euros worth of business in France per annum.  The United States was quick to respond to the proposed new tax by threatening to impose higher tariffs on imports from France such as cheese and champagne. Silicon Valley views the French digital tax as a flagrant breach of so-called backdoor agreements that in…
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Expat Retirees in Portugal to Start Paying New Taxes.

Expat Retirees in Portugal to Start Paying New Taxes.

Europe, Finance, News
For years Portugal has been a haven, a retirement El Dorado, for Europeans and Americans alike who want someplace warm and sunny, with easy access to both the seashore and the mountains -- and, most important of all, a place where taxes are non-existent for seniors and foreigners, and the cost of living is relatively inexpensive. Portugal has met all these requirements for over forty years, when it first became a popular retirement spot for Britons weary of paying exorbitant taxes at home even after they stopped working. This was all made possible by Portugal’s celebrate ‘Non Habitual Residency’ visa -- which gave foreign retirees freedom from any kind of taxation, so their pensions would stretch much further than in any other country in Europe. But all that is about…
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Switzerland Put on U.S. Financial Watch List.

Switzerland Put on U.S. Financial Watch List.

Europe, Finance, News
The United States Treasury Department has just put the country of Switzerland on their list of rogue nations that are manipulating currency (the Swiss franc) in a manner that is harmful to United States financial markets. At the same time, the Treasury Department also announced that they were taking China off that same list. Apparently now that trade talks with the Chinese are seen by the Trump administration to be going so well, it would thought prudent to remove them from a ‘naughty’ list in order to help them save face. Such economic flim flam has been done many times before by the Treasury Department, such as when they placed Mexico on the same list several years ago while removing Russia from it after Trump met with Putin.  Does the…
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