Hello. I am Jim Parish of the Parish law firm. I am a personal injury accident lawyer in northern Virginia. Today I would like to answer the question: “what kind of damages can be recovered in a Virginia personal injury accident case?”
Under Virginia law, an injured person is entitled to recover for medical bills, both in the past and in the future; lost wages, both in the past and in the future; pain and suffering; inconvenience. Also, you are entitled to recover for a loss of earnings capacity, meaning that if you can’t go back to the same job that you were performing before you were injured, if you are permanently injured, then you are also entitled to an award for damages which will span the remainder of your life. I hope this information has been of assistance. Thank you.