Damage Caps In Virginia
Damage caps are the maximum damages a plaintiff can recover for a specific claim. A personal injury attorney at Montgomery, Kelley, & Dennett understand that Virginia has a few damage caps. Some of the most noteworthy are medical malpractice and punitive damage caps on providers.
- Medical Malpractice Damage Cap: Damages for medical malpractice are subject to a cap, which depends on the year the medical malpractice occurred. For the period of July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023, the cap is $2,550,00.00. This amount increases by approximately $50,000.00 each year.
- Punitive Damage Cap: $350,000.00.
There are also some cases where non-economic damages have coverage limits. These instances often arise in car accident cases where the insured motorist and uninsured motorist coverage reaches a certain amount, and no additional coverage is available beyond that.
Damages In A Wrongful Death Claim
In a wrongful death claim, the surviving deceased family members can recover damages for their losses. These damages can include:
- Loss of companionship or support
- Loss of love, affection, and care
- Mental anguish
- Loss of earnings (past and future)
- Funeral and burial expenses
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