A: In a Pennsylvania truck accident case, a victim and his or her family may make claims to recover for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The most common legal claim is a negligence claim for actions such as speeding or failing to make a proper lane change.
Another type of legal claim made in a Pennsylvania truck accident case is a claim for punitive damages, or damages which punish the driver or his employer. Punitive damages claims are less common and may only be made in a case where the driver/employer engaged in reckless conduct, such as driving under the influence.
Related Pennsylvania Truck Accident Articles:
- Proving Intoxication in a Pennsylvania Truck Accident
- Common Claims Made in a Truck Accident Lawsuit in Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Trucking Accident Update: Truck Driver Rule Changes
For more information, contact a Pennsylvania car and truck accident lawyer.
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Published: August 10, 2012