Pennsylvania truck accident victims can generally recover compensation for economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages cover the verifiable expenses and costs of a big rig accident, such as the following:
- Present and future medical expenses
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Property damage
- Lost work benefits
- Lost income
- Other out-of-pocket expenses
Non-economic damages compensate for the consequences of an accident that don’t have a set financial cost, such as the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Reduced quality of life
A Lehigh County jury or judge might also decide punitive damages are appropriate if there is evidence that a defendant displayed a conscious disregard for your safety or hurt you intentionally.