Limited Tort Coverage In Pennsylvania and its Impact on Car Accident Victims
Every Pennsylvania car owner has to make a choice about their car insurance: Full Tort or Limited Tort coverage. At the time you made the choice, you probably had no idea what you were being asked other than if you chose limited then you paid less for your coverage. Saving money is always a good idea right?
What is Limited Tort coverage and should you care? Limited Tort coverage election can have a significant effect on your ability to seek justice and monetary compensation if you are injured in a car accident. Limited tort means that you are choosing to severely limit your ability to file suit and to recover money if you are injured. Limited tort means that you may not be able to make a claim for damages if someone else injures you in a car accident.
In saving 10% of your insurance bill you are giving up the ability to recover damages when you’ve been injured in most cases. As a practical example, if you are sitting at a stop sign and someone hits your car from behind. You are injured and an ambulance takes you to the hospital. The doctor runs some tests and refers you for physical therapy.
In the meantime you have bills to pay and kids to care of because life doesn’t stop when you are injured. Under limited tort, your medical bills will be paid but you will not get any compensation for the impact on your life and the pain you have, which may well be life-long. With this in mind, the question becomes “is limited tort a good deal?” Our firm thinks that it is not and always recommends that you purchase full tort coverage.
We would be happy to discuss Limited Tort and its impact on your case with you.
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