Richmond Personal Injury FAQ
When you’ve just been seriously harmed in an accident, you may be wondering if you have a claim for personal injury. So long as you didn’t cause the accident that hurt you, then you should be eligible to file a claim seeking damages for all you’ve lost.
You probably have a lot of questions about the personal injury claims process. Reach out to a Richmond personal injury attorney at Halperin Law Center to get your questions answered. A few frequently asked questions have been listed below for your convenience.
Is there a timeframe on filing a personal injury case in Virginia?
Yes. The time frame on filing a personal injury claim is called the statute of limitations. In Virginia, the timeframe for most injury cases is generally two years from the date of your injury. However, if an infant has been harmed, you generally have up to five years to file a claim. Additionally, some malpractice claims can be extended beyond this timeframe.
What are monetary damages?
Monetary damages are all the losses you’ve suffered of a monetary nature because of this accident and your injuries.
What are non-monetary damages?
Non-monetary damages, also called non-economic damages, are the negative ways this accident has affected your life. You can be compensated for things like pain and suffering, loss of consortium, humiliation, and mental trauma.
What is “fault,” and why is it important?
In any personal injury claim, discovering who caused the accident is imperative to receiving damages. In Virginia, if you are even a little bit responsible for the accident that injured you, then you will not be able to file a case. You must prove the fault of a negligent party in order to receive monetary compensation for your injuries and losses.