Car Crash Victim Gets New Trial re: Lost Wage Claim

Posted on: July 10th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

A 2008 ruling of the PA Superior Court upheld a Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas decision in favor of a Pennsylvania personal injury victim.  A car accident took place in Luzerne County when an automobile turned in front of another car.  A Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer filed a lawsuit after he was unable to settle the case with the Defendant’s car insurance company.

At trial, the PA personal injury attorney presented expert testimony to support a claim for future wage loss.  The Defendant’s lawyer objected on the basis that there was insufficient medical testimony to support this economic loss claim.  The PA Superior Court ruled that the Pennsylvania personal injury victim met his burden of proof that the experts were qualified to testify how the injuries prevented him from fulfilling all of his work obligations.  Novitski v. Rusak, 941 A.2d 43 (Pa. Super. 2008)