It is important to determine who was careless or at fault (negligent) in a vehicle accident because that person can be held liable for damages in a personal injury lawsuit. If a loved one died in your vehicle accident and you weren’t at fault, you may have a case for wrongful death.
Pennsylvania operates under a comparative negligence system that examines how much each party was responsible for the damages and injuries involved. You must show that the other party was 50% or more negligent (careless or at fault), and you must not be more than 50% liable in order to recover damages.
If you were injured in a vehicle accident due to someone else’s carelessness, you may be able to collect monetary damages for any or some combination of the following losses:
- Emotional suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment
- Loss of love and affection
- Lost wages, including overtime
- Medical bills
- Mental disability
- Mental distress
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent scars
- Physical disability
- Property damage
- All out-of-pocket expenses, such as house cleaning, lawn mowing, transportation charges, and others you may have incurred as a result of your vehicle accident
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a vehicle accident, please contact us at Falvello Law as soon as possible. It is important to proceed early in the case, so get your free consultation right away.