If you’ve been in a Virginia accident case, you’re likely wondering what can you claim for compensation. When trying a case before a jury, Virginia employs Model Jury Instruction 9.000, which provides exactly what you can claim:
- any bodily injuries sustained and their effect on your health according to their degree and probable duration;
- any physical pain and mental anguish suffered in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future;
- any inconvenience caused in the past and any that probably will be caused in the future;
- any medical expenses incurred in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to occur in the future;
- any earnings lost because you were unable to work at your calling;
- any loss of earnings and lessening of earning capacity, or either, that you may reasonably be expected to sustain in the future.
Are you not sure exactly what the above means?
Don’t worry, you should be confused. Because this list raises many questions. That’s why we created the video above. Take some time to watch it, and you’ll see James walks through each one of these list of damages.
To be clear, while the video focuses on Car Accident claims, these damages apply to any Virginia Accident claim.
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