Orlando Truckers: Get Help with Downtime Losses & Back Taxes
Author: Attorney Kelsea Eckert
Only a few things in this world are certain, and death and taxes being two of them. What about collecting money that’s owed to you? How can you improve your odds of getting back what is rightfully yours?
Owner Operators Take a Financial Hit When There’s an Accident
Huge losses of income can happen from an accident. An accident can cause a small trucking business to go into a downward financial spiral. If you are an owner operator with one truck, your truck is the lifeblood of your business and often the sole income for your family. Without your equipment, your income stops, however, your expenses do not. It’s easy to fall behind on your truck payments, mortgage payments, and yes, even your taxes.
Collect Your Losses, Including Lost Income
If you were in an accident and you were not at fault, consider pursuing the other driver’s insurance company for your losses. Losses include the repairs, as well as your lost income and the diminished value of your rig. While every state has unique laws, most states allow for you to collect these losses so you can be made whole.
Get Assistance with Pursuing Your Insurance Claim
After your rig gets fixed, you will most likely be focused on getting back to work as quickly as possible, rebuilding relationships with your customers, and delivering your loads on time. At the forefront of every owner’s mind is getting cash flow into the account. However, when you are focused on the road, it doesn’t leave a lot of time to follow up on insurance claims. Fortunately, there are law firms that can assist with your claim. Remember, each state’s laws are different and there are limits on the time you have to file a claim. This is referred to as the Statutes of Limitation on downtime claims and IRS tax debt. An attorney can determine how much time you have to file your claim.
Pay Back Taxes & Other Bills with Your Claim Money
When you receive bills you can’t afford to pay, it’s never fun, and it’s even worse when you get notices from the IRS about back taxes. The notices can cause stress and unnecessary worry. That is why you should consider pursuing your downtime claim and once you’ve settled it, use some of the money towards resolving your bills and IRS back taxes with a reputable tax law firm such as J. David Tax Law in Orlando, FL. The sooner you can put this accident and its problems into your rearview mirror, the sooner you will be back in the driver’s seat of your business.
About the Law Offices of Eckert & Associates, PA
Eckert & Associates, PA aggressively pursues and collects downtime and property damage claims for owner-operators and fleet owners. As a law firm with decades in the transportation industry, our staff knows the trucking industry. We offer a free consultation and no up-front costs. Our services are available nationwide.
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About the Author
With over 30 years of experience, Kelsea Eckert holds licenses in Florida and Illinois. Kelsea enjoys helping her clients resolve their insurance claims. As a pioneer in trucking downtime claims, she is active in the transportation community and regularly speaks to groups about insurance and downtime topics.
He is the founder and Managing Partner of J. David Tax LawSM. 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.