One of the negative myths about personal injury claims in Virginia is that only money-hungry, shady people file them.  We see parodies of this all the time on TV shows and hear horrible stories of insurance claim fraud in the news, and that's where the media is wrong.

While it's true that there are people out there who attempt to take advantage of the insurance claim system, there are still hundreds of legitimate Virginia personal injury claims filed every year by honest people who were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

When an accident occurs through no fault of your own and you suffer injury and lost wages from that accident, you are entitled to compensation for those losses. Why should you suffer for someone else's negligence? You should not have to pay your own medical expenses for injuries that were someone else's fault, and you should not be out of work.

It's the non-economic damages, commonly known as "pain and suffering" that really perpetuate the stigma that people who file personal injury claims are greedy. Your foot gets run over by a taxi cab and you end up with your medical bills paid and an extra $30,000 for pain and suffering. But take into consideration that after your foot is healed you may need special shoes for the rest of your life, or may lose your ability to keep up with your running hobby and need to find a new activity.

These non-economic damages are to compensate you for the loss of enjoyment of life that a serious injury can create. Punitive damages are the same; they are part of a deterrent for people and companies to be more cautious in their conduct so they don't face the potential of having to pay these damages.

You can learn more about fighting a personal injury claim battle by going to our article library. 

Contacting a Fairfax Personal Injury Attorney

You don't have to deal with insurance companies alone when you're looking to file a Virginia personal injury claim. Fairfax personal injury attorney Ben Glass fights to help victims in the Virginia and D.C. areas settle their Virginia personal injury claim.

Before you go any further with your decision, order a copy of my free guide to Virginia personal injury claims, The Five Deadly Sins That Can Wreck Your Virginia Accident Case. To set up a free consultation, contact me today - 703-591-9829.

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