Jacksonville Truckers: Get Help with Downtime Losses & Back Taxes
Author: Attorney Kelsea Eckert
Death and taxes are two of the guarantees in life. But shouldn’t collecting money that’s due to you also be a guarantee? What can you do to improve the odds of getting back what’s rightfully yours?
Accidents Have a Financial Impact on Owner Operators
When a trucker has an accident, it can cause huge losses of income. Accidents can send a small trucking business into a financial tailspin. For owner operators that have only one truck, that truck is the lifeblood of their business and often the only income for their family. Without trucking equipment, your income stops, but your expenses do not. When accidents happen, it’s easy to fall behind on truck payments, mortgage payments, and yes, even taxes.
Collect Your Lost Income
When you are in an accident that was not your fault, you should consider pursuing the other driver’s insurance company for all of your losses. Your losses include not only the repairs, but also your lost income, as well as, the diminished value of your rig. While the laws are unique in each state, the majority of states allow for you to be made whole and collect your losses.
Get Support with Pursuing Your Insurance Claim
As soon as your truck is fixed, you will be most focused on getting back to work immediately, reestablishing contact with customers, and delivering those loads on time. Getting cash flow into your account is at the front of every owner’s mind. However, there isn’t a lot of time to follow up on insurance claims when you are focused on the road. Luckily, there are law firms that can assist you with your insurance claim. As stated above, each state’s laws are different, and they have limits on the time you can file a claim. This limit is called Statutes of Limitation on downtime claims and IRS tax debt. An attorney will know how much time you have to file your claim.
Use Your Claim Money Towards Back Taxes & Other Bills
Receiving bills you can’t afford to pay is never fun. It’s even worse when you start receiving notices that you owe the IRS. These notices can cause stress and unnecessary worry. Consider pursuing your downtime claim and once you’ve settled it, use some of the money to help resolve your bills and IRS responsibilities with a reputable tax law firm such as J. David Tax Law in Jacksonville, FL. The quicker you can put your accident and the problems that came with it into your rearview mirror, the sooner you can be back in the driver’s seat of your business again.
About the Law Offices of Eckert & Associates, PA
Eckert & Associates, PA is a law firm that aggressively pursues and collects downtime and property damage claims for owner-operators and fleets throughout USA. With decades in the transportation industry, the staff at Eckert & Associates knows the trucking industry. We offer no-cost consultations and no up-front costs.
Attorney Kelsea Eckert has 30 years of experience and holds licenses in Florida and Illinois. Kelsea enjoys helping their firm’s clients resolve insurance claims. She is a pioneer in trucking downtime claims and remains active in the transportation community. She also regularly speaks to groups about insurance and downtime topics.
He is the founder and Managing Partner of J. David Tax Law®. He is the winner of the 2019 Ultimate Tax Attorney awarded by the Jacksonville Business Journal. This award recognizes law firms and attorneys who show exemplary professional talent and skill while demonstrating superior client care, leadership, charitable concern, and civic engagement. Jonathan graduated from Chapman University School of Law. He has practiced law since 2011.
We provide tax solutions for our clients who have IRS and state tax debts, unfiled returns, audits, etc. We advise you on future compliance that enables your individual or business tax problems to be behind you for good.
7077 Bonneval Rd Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32216