From Charlottesville, Virginia

Covering the state of Virginia, Wilson & Hajek, a personal injury law firm, is centrally located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Francis Hajek is an experienced Virginia personal injury attorney and lawyer who provides aggressive representation and personal service to his clients who have suffered injuries. Since 2007, he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Serious Personal Injury in Virginia 4

As an experienced Virginia serious personal injury lawyer and attorney, I think there are still many misconceptions and wrongly held beliefs about serious personal injury cases. Every state has its own laws and rules concerning personal injury cases and Virginia has laws and rules that limit damages for personal injury cases, sometimes specifically as to a category and for other cases quite generally. For instance, Virginia does have caps, or limits on recovery, for damages in certain types of cases and for categories of damages. In a medical malpractice case, the cap on damages is currently two million dollars. The medical malpractice cap is also comprehensive in that it applies to all defendants in a case. So if there is a medical malpractice injury and the claim is against the doctor and the hospital, the total damages amount is limited to two million dollars, not two million per defendant. There is also a limit on punitive damages. Currently, the Virginia personal injury victim can only recover $350,000 in punitive damages. There are also practical limitations on damage amounts in personal injury cases, not every case merits a million dollar verdict. For all of these reasons, it is important to consult an experienced Virginia personal injury lawyer to determine your rights and to know what damages are recoverable in a personal injury case. Francis P. Hajek Wilson & Hajek, LLC, a personal injury law firm Experienced Injury and Accident Lawyers Serving Virginia, including Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Greene, Augusta, Buckingham, Staunton, Waynesboro, Culpepper, Richmond, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News

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