Skilled and experienced auto accident lawyers at Kalfus & Nachman can help you to determine if you are eligible to recover compensatory damages after an auto accident in Virginia.
Auto accident injury victims are often not aware of their rights fully, especially about recovering compensation. To ensure plaintiffs' pursue and collect fair and just compensatory damages to cover their past and future costs, they need expert legal representation by a competent auto accident lawyer immediately after an accident.
Recoverable Compensatory damages after an auto accident
Compensatory damages after an auto accident intend to repay or mitigate the loss to an injured party. Losses such as wages, property damage, and medical expense, can be quantified comparatively easily. But it is difficult to put a dollar value on pain and suffering or the inability to pursue hobbies due to physical limitations caused by auto accident-related injuries.
In this article, we have summarized the most common compensatory damages you can recover after an auto accident in Virginia.
In the state of Virginia, compensatory damages for an accident or injury further fall into two basic categories: economic and non-economic damages.
- Economic Damages
Economic Damages are to cover "out-of-pocket" expenses the plaintiff has spent or will expect to incur in the future as a result of the accident. The intent is to reinstate victims in the place where they would have been if they were not injured. Economic damages often include:
- Past and future Medical expenses
- Property damages
- Lost Wages
- Loss of Earning Capacity
- Non-Economic Damages
Non-economic damages are to cover losses that are hard to assign a monetary value. Non-economic damages may include compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Disfigurement or deformity
- Past and future inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Punitive damages after an auto accident
In addition to the compensatory damages, a personal injury claimant can recover punitive damages where the defendant's action is found exceptionally grievous or reprehensible. The intent to award punitive damages is to punish the defendant and deter others from such behavior.
Call Kalfus & Nachman to maximize compensation recovery
You have the right to sue the reckless driver and hold them accountable for their negligent actions if you or your loved one has suffered injuries in an auto accident. Virginia's highest-ranked car accident attorney's expertise or proven track record is what you need to settle your auto accident claim successfully. We would assist you to quickly negotiate the claims process and maximize the chances of getting maximum compensation for your injuries.
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