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It stands to reason that the most important factor which will affect the amount of damages that you can recover is the nature of the injury sustained. The more serious an injury is, the higher the value of the claim.

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

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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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Several federal workers’ compensation laws have been enacted to provide protections to federal nonmilitary employees and specific classes of private employees who have suffered on-the-job injuries.

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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 ...

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Every year millions of people are injured in motor vehicle accidents — many very seriously. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, someone in the United States is killed in a car accident every 16 minutes

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The most common tort — and the one most difficult to define — is negligence. Negligence is defined as the failure to use reasonable due care to avoid foreseeable harm to a person, place, or thing.

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