Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyer Tim Rayne discusses his confusion over why Jurors in Personal Injury Cases can award Economic Damages for Medical Bills and Lost Income, but often have objections to awarding compensation for Non-Economic Damages like Pain and Suffering or Disability.
Having a job and income is important, as is having medical bills paid.
But, isn’t the most important thing in life our physical and mental health and our ability to function, enjoy relationships and be happy? Happiness is the ultimate goal of life, isn’t it?
So, if someone else’s carelessness in causing an accident takes away the victim’s ability to function normall, live pain free and enjoy life and relationships, shouldn’t that loss be compensated just like compensation for medical bills and lost income?