How is pain and suffering determined in Virginia?

A pain and suffering award is not based on a specific formula but rather on how injuries can affect your life. Generally, the more serious your injuries, the greater the compensation you may be entitled to for your pain and suffering. Serious injuries are usually assumed to cause greater physical pain and emotional distress, both on their own as well as from the medical treatments needed to care for those injuries.

If you have questions about whether you may be entitled to pain and suffering compensation as part of your personal injury claim, please reach out to us.