Value of car accident cases in Pennsylvania depends on two issues: liability and damages. Liability or fault is often clear in a car accident case. For instance, the other driver may have run a red light or failed to yield at an intersection. However, there are many situations when fault is not clear, or both parties share liability. For example, if a driver is speeding through an intersection and is broad sided by driver making a left turn, both parties may be at fault for causing the accident. The value of a car accident case is affected when the evidence shows that both parties share fault or when fault is unclear.
In addition, value of a car accident case in PA also depends on the nature and extent of the damages, which includes the economic losses (i.e., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and the non-economic damages (physical injury and pain and suffering). Click here to read more about determining value in a Pennsylvania car accident case.
It is important to note that value is not something which can be determined immediately after an accident occurs. With respect to liability, a key eyewitness may be difficult to locate or might have moved to another state. Also, the extent or lack of damages becomes apparent over time, in the months after an accident. For instance, determining whether an injury is permanent does not happen overnight. It can take months for a medical doctor to determine whether an injury is permanent.
More Pennsylvania car accident articles:
- Car Accident Investigation – Liability of Other Parties
- Pennsylvania Car, Truck & Motorcycle Accident Law-Highway & Roadway Defect Cases
- Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Law – Who Pays for Medical Bills?
Help After a Car Accident in Pennsylvania
For more information, contact a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania car accident lawyer. Our lawyers have been helping those injured in accidents since 1984.
Schwartz & Blackman handles car 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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