Who can be held liable for a Pennsylvania car or truck accident?


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A:  Under Pennsylvania car and truck accident law, car, truck or bus drivers can be held liable for committing simple acts of negligence that result in an accident. In addition to the negligent driver, another party which may be held liable is the negligent driver’s employer, if the driver was acting in the course and scope of his or her employment at the time of the accident.

Roadway Defect Claims in a Pennsylvania Car or Truck Accident Case

In some instances, there may be a case against the government agency or state government which owned, operated or otherwise controlled the roadway where the accident occurred. Roadway defect cases are very complex and need immediate investigation by a lawyer with a team of accident reconstructionists who can analyze the accident and whether a roadway defect was to blame for the accident.

Victims of such accidents may be able to make claims to recover:

  • past and future lost wages,
  • past and future medical bills,
  • past and future pain and suffering, and
  • punitive damages.

For more information about what you can recover in a Pennsylvania car or truck accident case, click here.

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Published: September 28, 2012