Uninsured Motorist Can Recover Economic Loses

Posted on: July 10th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

In a December 2008 decision, Judge Joel Slomsky of the United States District Court ruled that a Pennsylvania uninsured motorist injured in a car accident caused by another’s negligence may sue and recover his medical bills and lost wages. The attorney representing the negligent driver argued that the PA Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law and court decisions prevented a Pennsylvania uninsured motorist from making economic claims against an insurance company and the driver responsible for the car crash.

The Pennsylvania uninsured motorist lawyer successfully argued that the personal injury victim was able to file a lawsuit to recover his lost earnings and unpaid medical bills against the other driver since PA law only prevented such a claim versus insurance companies. Corbin v Khosla (2008 W.D. Pa.)