Recovering Compensation For Injuries After A Pennsylvania Car Accident
If you have been injured in a Pennsylvania car accident that was not your fault, you do not have to suffer the consequences alone. Injuries can impact all facets of your life, including your ability to work and provide for yourself and your family. Pennsylvania law allows you to pursue compensation for all financial damages related to a car accident. This includes reimbursement for all past and anticipated future medical expenses as well as all costs related to medical treatment. If you were unable to work for a period of time due to your injury, you can also recover for lost wages. Whereas if your injury has impacted your ability to return to the same work you were doing before, you can also pursue compensation for reduced earning potential. There are also non-economic damages available. These damages are not meant to reimburse an expense, but rather, to compensate the victim for the non-financial harm they suffered, such as the trauma caused by the accident. These damages are most commonly known as “pain and suffering.” Whereas most damages are intended to compensate or reimburse the victim, these are also intended to punish the offender, so they can often be awarded in very high amounts. In a case where the other driver was extremely reckless or intentionally malicious, these damages will be the greatest.
It’s a simple fact that no amount of money can keep this accident from happening. However, bringing a personal injury lawsuit is a way to make yourself financially whole in the wake of a catastrophic event. The aim of these lawsuits is to restore the victim to the position they would have been in financially, had the accident never occurred. This allows people to focus on healing from their injuries and moving forward in life, without the financial burdens and pressures which would have otherwise been created by the collision.
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Being injured in a Pennsylvania car accident can be an entirely overwhelming experience, and it can be hard to know where to start looking for relief and support. Luckily, you do not have to navigate this process alone. Schedule a free initial consultation with the personal injury attorneys at the O’Donnell Law Offices serving clients in Kingston, Wilkes Barre, Hazleton and Pittston at 570-821-5717 or online today. There is no fee or costs until we win your case.