Virginia Personal Injury and Accident Law

One the first questions most clients have when considering a personal injury claim is “What sort of damages can I recover?” The primary goal of damages is to compensate the injured party for his or her loss. In Virginia, if proven with reasonable certainty, a personal injury plaintiff may recover damages related to:

Personal injury claims should not be handled alone, as common mistakes can have negative consequences. Mistakes can prove fatal to or diminish the value of a claim. Either way, you are not made whole. Our mission at PLDR Law is to obtain maximum, but fair, compensation. We share this free information with the public to help you choose a knowledgeable attorney.

Good preparation leads to success and starts with the information and documents given to your attorney. You want an attorney who is prepared and armed with the necessary information to promptly commence work on your case. Not only will the information provide details about the case, but it will help the attorney analyze whether you have a viable claim and what damages you may be able to recover, like medical bills or lost wages.

Here is a list of information and documents, which should be provided to your attorney at the initial consultation. Of course, if you do not have this information, Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards, PC has resources to help you.

You may have heard the adage that “every dog gets one free bite.” Generally speaking, that rule holds true in Virginia. For this reason, no matter how gruesome the attack or bite, dog bite cases normally turn on liability rather than damages.

Some confusion surrounds what persons, or beneficiaries, are entitled to damages under the Virginia wrongful death statutes (Code of Virginia § 8.01-50, et seq.). Beneficiaries are commonly referred to as “statutory beneficiaries.” Lay persons and attorneys alike frequently believe that the order of distribution follows the course of descents under the laws of intestate succession. However, the hierarchy differs, even at the highest level of distribution.

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