How Much Can I Receive from my Personal Injury Claim?

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

Montgomery Kelley & Dennett are here to help!

Have you or a loved one suffered a personal injury from a drunk driver in the New Kent, Virginia area? At Montgomery, Kelley & Dennett we have decades of combined legal experience and will aggressively pursue the fair compensation you deserve.