How is pain and suffering calculated in Virginia?

Compensation for pain and suffering is not calculated according to any specific formula. Instead, the amount of compensation for pain and suffering is usually based on the severity of injuries you sustained in an accident. When you have suffered serious or catastrophic injuries, you are usually presumed to have experienced greater pain and suffering. Insurance companies also rely on prior jury verdicts in personal injury cases similar to yours to estimate what a jury would award for pain and suffering in your case.