What am I Entitled to Receive for my Accident Compensation?

Personal Injury Blog

When you are injured in an accident caused by another party, you are entitled to be compensated for your injuries under Pennsylvania's personal injury laws. Regardless of the type of accident, you are entitled to accident compensation in an amount to be determined by the specific facts and circumstances surrounding your accident.

In order to value an accident claim correctly, our injury attorneys must get the facts about the accident by performing a detailed accident investigation. This begins with your free consultation and continues as we build a strong case to justify the amount of accident compensation we believe you are owed under Pennsylvania accident laws.

Types of Accident Compensation Available in Pennsylvania

The most common types of accident compensation deal with treatments for your injuries and lost wages; however, there are more types of accident compensation to consider. The most common types of accident compensation we see in almost every personal injury case are:

  • Medical Expenses – You should not be required to pay your medical expenses for an injury caused by another person. Your accident compensation should include all medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident. You are entitled to receive reimbursement for all past medical expenses as well as any future medical expenses you may incur. You do not want to settle your personal injury claim until you have reached maximum medical recovery or you may not receive all of the accident compensation you deserve.
  • Lost Wages, Income and Benefits – This is the second most common type of accident compensation we seek on behalf of our clients. If you are out of work for weeks or several months, you are entitled to be compensated for your lost wages. This includes any bonuses, raises, or other benefits you may have received while you were out of work. If you are unable to return to work due to the accident injuries, our attorneys and financial experts will calculate the amount of damages you should receive for future lost wages or loss of earning capacity.
  • Property Damage - In addition to receive accident compensation for your bodily injury, you are entitled to be compensated for any property damage that resulted from the accident. This type of accident compensation is most common in motor vehicle accident claims.
  • Non-financial Damages - In an accident, you suffer financial damages but you also suffer non-financial damages. Physical pain and emotional suffering are the most common types of non-financial damages accident victims incur because of the accident. Loss of enjoyment of life, loss of support and guidance, and loss of consortium are other examples of non-financial damages you may receive as part of your accident compensation. Because there is not a formula for calculating non-financial damages, you need an experienced personal injury attorney who understands how to value your accident claim based on current case law and Pennsylvania personal injury laws.

Contact an Experienced Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney for More Information

Contact our office to schedule a free consultation by calling our toll-free number 1-800-461-4140 or using our online contact form. We understand that you have many questions regarding an accident claim and accident compensation. Our injury attorneys can answer your questions and provide legal counsel on what you should do next to get the accident compensation you deserve.

We will not stop fighting until justice is served by you receive a fair and just settlement for your injuries, put our experience to work for you.