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Are personal injury settlements taxable?

Generally speaking, the proceeds from most personal injury claims are not taxable under federal or state law.

However, there are limited exceptions to the nontaxable rule, including the following: damages resulting from a breach of contract in which the breach of contract is the basis of the lawsuit; punitive damages; and damages resulting from emotional as opposed to physical injury.

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The highly competent lawyers at Petrillo and Goldberg represent clients with personal injury claims, workers compensation claims, slip-and-fall cases and automobile accident victims. We work for you, and take our job of getting the best possible results for you seriously.