When someone else’s negligence causes you harm, you may be able to receive compensation to help you recover. You can pursue a personal injury suit for many different types of injuries, including those caused by a motor vehicle accident, slip-and-fall or medical malpractice.
Here are some facts you need to know about these kinds of cases.
You have a limited window to file a claim
As in all other states, Pennsylvania has a statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits. This means you must file your case within the required time period or lose your right to do so. For most personal injury claims, the time limit is two years from when the accident occurred, but it can vary depending on the circumstances of your accident.
You may need to act quickly to ensure that you can receive the compensation you need to get your life back on track.
You can seek compensation for both pain and suffering
After an injury, your medical bills can quickly pile up. One of the primary reasons to file a personal injury suit is to cover the cost of these kinds of expenses. However, your accident can have an impact on your life that goes beyond physical injuries. Because of this, you can also ask for non-economic damages for a range of psychological and emotional problems, including:
- Emotional distress
- Suffering caused by permanent disfigurement
- Reduced quality of life
No matter the type of damages you are seeking, you will need a robust case and strong evidence to prove your claim.