Some Facts About Personal Injury – Compensation May Be Extensive

The most important factor that affects any personal injury plaintiff receiving maximum compensation for the ensuing harm and damages caused by an accident is awareness of all of the types of available damages. A personal injury plaintiff should never assume that the only compensation available is compensation for medical expenses.

Pennsylvania law allows accident victims to recover fair compensation for many types of losses, including financial and emotional damages. Compensation in personal injury cases may be awarded for:

  • Past and future medical expenses,
  • Lost wages (any type of compensation for performing work);
  • Lost earning capacity (the capacity to earn wages and work-related income over the long-term);
  • Pain and suffering (fair compensation available for having to live with pain and discomfort);
  • Emotional distress (fear, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder may result from an accident causing symptoms of anxiety, depression or sleeplessness);
  • Property damages
  • Punitive damages (these are available in cases of egregious conduct to punish a defendant rather than compensate the plaintiff);
  • Funeral and burial expenses (wrongful death claim);
  • Loss of financial support (wrongful death claim);
  • Medical expenses incurred prior to death (wrongful death claim); and
  • Loss of companionship or consortium (loss of affection, comfort, sexual relations, the ability to bear children).

Compensation in personal injury matters vary based on a case’s individual circumstances. An experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer may provide assistance in estimating the value of an accident victim’s damages. The attorneys at Powell Law strive to provide aid in evaluating each category of damages to ensure that every client’s case is properly and completely assessed.

If you or a loved one has suffered any type of injury resulting from an accident, contact Powell Law at (570) 961-0777. Our decades of experience make us the clear and obvious choice for all types of legal representation in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas. The consultation is FREE and you don’t pay anything unless we win. Our attorneys, past and present, have represented personal injury victims for 113 years. Call today!


Some Facts About Personal Injury – Compensation May Be Extensive


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