Personal Injury Law in Pennsylvania
Under Pennsylvania law, in the case of personal injury, someone must prove that they were wronged by another due to the other person’s recklessness. A comparative negligence law is in effect in Pennsylvania, meaning whoever is less at fault in the incident is allowed to collect compensation. If more than one person is involved in the incident they are each responsible for a portion of the suing party’s compensation due, depending on their individual percentages of responsibility.
In consumer product incidents the manufacturer may be responsible under strict liability law. To have a solid case the suing party must prove that the item in question was flawed and that this flaw led to their injury, and that the suing party suffered monetary and or non-monetary losses due to this injury.
The defendants who caused the personal injury are responsible for lost wages, any expenses directly relating to the injury caused, pain and suffering, personal injuries, and personal property damage.
The statute of limitations in Pennsylvania is two years. If a claim is not filed within two years a claim can no longer be filed. Consult a qualified Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyer to see if you have a valid case before entering into any kind of lawsuit.
The article presented above is based on the best available data available and is for informational purposes only. Consult a qualified personal injury attorney before relying on any information presented here.
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