If you have a case, The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. will always handle your case in confidence and make sure you are compensated fully. Often this means simply dealing with the automobile insurance company or a homeowner’s insurance policy. We also do our best to explain the ins and outs of the process to our clients.
One of the main areas in which clients have questions is that of damages. There are three categories of damages you can receive, though one is very rare: economic, non-economic, and punitive. Punitive damages are those awarded solely to punish and make an example of the defendant. They are only awarded in Pennsylvania if a defendant’s conduct is “outrageous”; in other words, malicious. The other two are far more common.
Economic damages are the tangible bills you incur as a direct result of the accident. Things like medical bills, paying a home-care worker or home health aid, and lost wages would qualify as economic damages, because these are the amounts you would need to be repaid in order to be ‘made whole,’ which is an objective of the law most of the time. Non-economic damages are everything else – the more intangible, the effects you might suffer down the road. Damages that do not lend themselves to a specific calculation like pain and suffering, loss of consortium (deprivation of normal marital relations) and lost future earning capacity would qualify in this category.
Years of Experience and Insight
The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. has been serving Philadelphia and its surrounding cities for many years, in many different ways. Whether someone needs a Philadelphia car accident injury lawyer or a medical malpractice attorney in Levittown, we can be there, fighting for you. The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. makes a point of having people on staff with experience in insurance companies, and insight into the defendant’s side. That knowledge helps us turn our opponents’ tricks of the trade in our favor.
Personal injury law applies to any accident that was caused by the negligent conduct of another person (with rare exception), but much of the time, the steps to seek compensation are very similar. As a result of so much experience, The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. knows the right things to say to make your case as solid as it can be.
We Can Help
Accidents can be difficult and traumatic, and no one should have to shoulder that burden alone. If you need competent, experienced help obtaining compensation after your accident, The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. is ready, willing and able to assist. Contact our Philadelphia office today to schedule your free initial consultation.