A: The most important aspect of damage claims in a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawsuit is documenting and proving the extent of the losses, both financial and emotional. Under Pennsylvania laws, injured parties are entitled to make claims for financial losses like medical bills and lost wages and emotional damages, or pain and suffering damages.
Documenting financial losses is straightforward because bills and pay stubs can be calculated. However, documenting pain and suffering is not so straightforward. Documenting emotional damages adequately requires taking into consideration many factors, such as:
- extent of the injuries, temporary or permanent,
- strategic use of medical records, and
- pre-existing or aggravated conditions.
For more information, contact a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer.
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- What to Expect in a Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
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- Investigating Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Cases for Liability Beyond the Other Driver
Schwartz & Blackman handles motorcycle accident cases in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area:
- PA: Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, Allentown, Lehigh Valley, Norristown, Philadelphia
- NJ: Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Camden, Cherry Hill, New Jersey shore cities
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Published: August 23, 2012