When you are choosing your auto insurance plan at some point you choose between these two options. If you chose limited tort then you will have a case that is tougher, as you must prove that you have suffered "serious injury". Normally "serious injury" is defined as dire impairment of your bodily functions, intense disfigurement, or a personal injury that results in death. Sometimes less severe injuries can apply on limited tort, but minor injuries such as muscle strains are normally not adequate. If you have chosen limited tort you are still able to pursue a claim, but it is essential that you get the proper diagnostic testing to verify any injuries. In certain situations you may be able to switch over to full tort, such as if the driver was driving under the influence, or if they were operating a vehicle that was registered outside of the state of Pennsylvania. If these things are true then you will have the option of full tort. If you selected the full tort option you will have all rights to recover from pain and suffering, which means that you can be compensated for even minor injuries.
Even if you don't have full tort you will still be able to be compensated for your economic losses, which include lost wages, property damage and excessive medical bills. If you feel that you should be compensated for your suffering in an auto accident, consult our team of experienced auto accident lawyer at once.