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Types of Damages

The term compensatory damages derives from the word "compensate," meaning "to make up for" or "to make whole." Generally, these damages can be broken up into two sub-categories — actual damages and general damages.
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Auto Insurance Coverage

Automobile insurance laws in Virginia require the owner of a vehicle to have a certain amount of liability insurance on the vehicle.
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Auto Accident Causes

In 2010, there were nearly 5.5 million police-reported traffic crashes, in which 32,885 people were killed and 2.25 million people were injured.
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Whiplash

The human body is not designed to absorb certain types of impact, including that caused by automobile collisions.
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Amount of Damages

There is no simple, universal formula that lets us put a price tag on injury, pain, and suffering. Rather, at Schilling & Esposito we rely on our experience in handling injury cases of all kinds to enable us to form an expectation as to what your case might be worth. This experience is crucial in order to ensure that your case will not be settled out of court for less than it is worth in court.
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Nursing Home Malpractice

In the United States today, there are over thirty-six million people above the age of 65. According to statistics, many will need some form of assisted living, whether it is a nursing home, assisted living facility or other elderly facilities.
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Types of Compensatory Damages

You are entitled to compensation if your injuries prevent you from working, thereby causing you to lose income. For example, if you are a landscaper who can't work for a week because you sprained an ankle in an accident, you are entitled to compensation for that week of lost wages. You are also entitled to lost wages if you miss work because of treatment.
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Types of Negligence

When a lawsuit is brought for damages caused by an accident, the judge or jury must decide who caused the accident, since more than one person may have been negligent, including the person who is bringing the lawsuit.
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OBRA

Nursing homes are regulated by the federal government under the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA)
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