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March 2015 Archives

Trucks under troubled bridges - what could happen?

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Keystone State is home to more "structurally deficient" bridges than any other state. The state owns 25,000 bridges, so it may be hard to keep up. Still, PennDOT reports that, on average, these bridges are 50 years old or older.

Do plaintiffs have to pay taxes on wrongful death settlements?

April 15 is closer than we think, and you may be wondering how to handle your personal injury or wrongful death settlement on your federal and state tax returns. It is hard enough to deal with the emotional aftermath of a serious injury, much less the loss of a loved one -- now you have to think about the tax implications? It may not seem fair, but -- we won't go so far as to say that neither the IRS nor the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue cares about someone's personal situation, but taxes really aren't about being fair.