Personal Injury Blog

What Happens if You Can’t Reach an Injury Settlement in Pennsylvania?

Many victims want to settle injury claims at first. Sometimes, it’s only when they can’t settle that they realize that going to court might actually be better for their financial recovery. If you cannot settle your injury claim in Pennsylvania or choose not to settle, you can have your lawsuit heard by a jury. During […]

Are Settlement Offers Negotiable in Pennsylvania Injury Cases?

After victims file injury lawsuits, defendants often respond with settlement offers. If an offer is too low, can you negotiate? Should you? You should not accept a settlement offer without negotiating in Pennsylvania. A defendant might not give you a fair offer even after aggressive negotiations. Because of this, and because jury awards might cover […]

How Do Pennsylvania Juries Decide the Amount for Pain and Suffering?

“Pain and suffering” compensates victims for the mental and physical strains of living with their injuries. But how do you calculate something like the mental anguish one feels waking up each day with pain from long-healed injuries? When deciding the compensation to award in a lawsuit, monetary losses are relatively easy to calculate. However, most […]

What Types of Injuries Can Get Pain and Suffering in Pennsylvania?

Pain and suffering damages are a crucial aspect of any personal injury claim. Recovering these damages is often pivotal to plaintiffs when trying to get their lives back on track. Any type of injury may warrant recovery of pain and suffering damages in Pennsylvania. However, the amount of compensation you receive for your pain and […]

What Activities Might Jeopardize My Pain and Suffering Claim?

Pursuing a personal injury case can be a complicated and tiresome process. There are several stages to every case and defendants often attempt to delay plaintiffs’ progress. Furthermore, there is a multitude of potential obstacles and pitfalls that plaintiffs must avoid. There is a wide range of activities that might jeopardize your pain and suffering […]

Do Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Pain and Suffering Settlements in Pennsylvania?

In some personal injury cases, plaintiffs are suing because they preexisting injuries were aggravated. For example, someone with a pre-existing back injury may suffer a car accident that causes their injury to worsen. In that case, they could sue the at-fault driver for the damages caused by their injuries worsening. Pre-existing conditions can affect the […]

How Will a Lawyer Help You Get Pain and Suffering in Pennsylvania?

Pain and suffering damages can be crucial to your personal injury claim. These damages recognize the devastating, non-economic damages you are suffering. For instance, they may compensate you for the inability to enjoy your favorite activities after an injury. Alternatively, they may reimburse you for mental anguish caused by the inability to engage in familial […]

Are There Caps on Pain and Suffering Damages in Pennsylvania?

Damage caps are legal limits that set the maximum compensation for specific types of damages in civil lawsuits. These caps are usually set by state law and may vary depending on the type of case and the state where the lawsuit is filed. Pennsylvania does not impose caps on damages for pain and suffering in […]

What Evidence Proves Pain and Suffering in Pennsylvania?

In addition to recovering economic damages like medical expenses and lost wages, you may also obtain payment for the physical pain and emotional distress caused by your personal injury. However, the process for obtaining these damages can be difficult without support from legal representation. A complex array of evidence may be needed to support a […]

Can You Sue for Minor Injuries in Pennsylvania?

Personal injury lawsuits serve to compensate plaintiffs for injuries that are sustained as the result of defendants’ negligent behavior. The compensation that is awarded can be crucial to injured parties who are simply trying to get their lives back on track. Fortunately, you can sue for any type of injury in Pennsylvania, so long that […]

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