Written by our car accident lawyers in Charlottesville
In the State of Virginia, for the year 2006, there were 961 fatalities from car accidents. Of those 961 fatalities, 347 were alcohol related. That means that 36% of the fatalities in the State of Virginia were alcohol related.
There are laws in the State of Virginia that allow for the recovery of punitive damages in a case where the person causing the accident was driving under the influence. If that person causing the accident had a blood alcohol level of 1.5 or higher, then a jury may award punitive damages.
This fact is especially important in cases of serious injuries involving brain injury, injuries that lead to a coma, or accidents which lead to crippling injuries. These punitive damages are above and beyond the normal compensatory damages and pain and suffering damages. At Wilson & Hajek, our lawyers consider this an important ingredient in being able to recover for our clients who are involved in a serious personal injury car accident.
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