Your son was injured when a negligent truck driver ran into him while he was riding his bicycle. You have limited tort insurance coverage which precludes you and your family members from recovering non-economic damages, i.e., pain and suffering damages, when your injuries result from a motor vehicle accident. Is your son entitled to recover damages for his pain and suffering?
If you or a family member are injured while a pedestrian, your selection of limited tort insurance coverage is of no consequence. Pedestrians whose auto insurance coverage is limited tort are deemed to have the same right of recovery of damages as someone who had selected full tort coverage. Even though riding a bicycle at the time he was injured, your son is still deemed a pedestrian. Therefore, if a negligent truck driver struck your son while he was riding his bicycle, your son is deemed full tort and he entitled to recover damages for his pain and suffering
Dougherty, Leventhal & Price, L.L.P. (DLP) represents seriously injured and catastrophically injured victims of auto accidents, bus accidents, SUV accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accident and tractor trailer accidents (including work accidents) throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, including the Counties of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Wayne, Wyoming, Sullivan, Montour, Lycoming, Schuylkill, Tioga, Bradford, Susquehanna, Northampton, Carbon and Columbia. These accidents often occur on the interstate corridors and state highways that run through Northeastern Pennsylvania, including I-81, I-80, I-380, I-84, I-180, SR 61, the Casey Highway, the I-80 Corridor and the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Some of the representative municipalities in Northeastern Pennsylvania where these accidents occur include Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Honesdale, Hazleton, Moosic, Dunmore, Old Forge, Williamsport, Tunkhannock, Towanda, Stroudsburg, Bethleham, Berwick, Bloomsburg, Pottsville, Kingston, Milford, Mansfield and Wellsboro. We at DLP represent serious and catastrophically injured victims of truck accidents, tractor trailer accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, automobile accidents and SUV accidents to get them the money and justice they deserve to compensate them for their injuries and damages. If you are involved in an accident anywhere in Northeastern Pennsylvania, call an attorney at DLP as soon as possible after the accident for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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