In Virginia, there are many people who have been in car accidents, whether it be a motorcycle, a truck and a car, or even as a pedestrian, so they always want to know how much their case is really worth.
When it comes to measuring the amount of money to be awarded to a person who was injured by someone else’s carelessness, the legal term “Damages” is used in Virginia. As such, providing proof of damages is a vital part of proving your case. However, if no proof is provided to the legal authorities, the person issuing the case will not have a claim for compensation.
Additionally, most Virginia car owners purchase Auto Liability Insurance, which pays for the costs of damage in an accident. Additionally, there are three minimum liability limits that a driver in Virginia must have and they are:
- $20,000 for property damage
- $25,000 for injury or death of 1 person
- $50,000 for injury or death of 2 or more people
Additionally, other insurance coverage in Virginia includes:
UM or Uninsured Motorist Coverage – This gives you protection for property damage and bodily injury on a hit-and-run driver and an uninsured
motorist UIM or Underinsured Motorist Coverage – This protects you against any injury from from a driver whose liability limit is not enough to pay their costs.
Virginia also identifies a number of damage classifications. A good example is “compensatory damages” that are used to pay the person who was injured in a car accident.
This compensatory damage(s) has three simple mechanisms and they are:
- Mental and physical distress that occurred as a result of the accident, such as emotional pain and awareness of injuries.
- Loss of wages along with the loss of any future earning capacity including loss of valuable time and any injuries that impair your ability to work.
- Finally, any medical costs incurred as a result of the accident, along with other expenses that may be incurred from the injury in the future.
Also, in addition to compensatory damages, the state of Virginia allows the use of punitive damages. Punitive damages work differently than compensatory damages because the purpose of punitive damages is not to reimburse the individual for the loss, but rather they are awarded to punish “willful or malicious” misconduct or the at-fault driver’s recklessness in preventing Do it. again. But, in ordinary car accident cases, punitive damages will not be available because to seek punitive damages you must prove that the at-fault driver’s behavior was willful or malicious. Additionally, punitive damages in the state of Virginia can reach $350,000.
In addition to these charges, a person can also request reimbursement for property damage as well. Similarly, since there is not exactly one calculator to measure the value of your cases, other factors that may affect the value of your case must be evaluated, such as, was the driver intoxicated? Or was it the text message handler? Others may include the severity of the damage to his property and the severity of his injuries among others.
If you need a Virginia car accident attorney to help you with your Virginia car accident case, call us at 888-437-7747. Our Virginia car accident attorneys can help. C