In a perfect world, we'd only need to set an example once to get everyone to act in a responsible manner. Unfortunately, even though we see accidents caused by negligence in the news every day, people still choose to be careless in their everyday conduct.

While a single car accident that causes someone permanent injury or death may not make the rest of the world think twice before driving recklessly, it hopefully deters those directly involved from doing the same. One type of compensation sometimes seen in a personal injury claim is punitive damages. This amount serves as a fine to the responsible party and punishes them for their negligent behavior.

Punitive damages are more often seen in claims against medical professionals and businesses rather than individuals. The idea is that they should know better than to engage in negligent practices because they are a professional entity. Punitive damages are levied in these cases in the hopes they will deter future negligent behavior, as well as serve as a warning to similar entities who may engage in the same negligence.

The reasons we file personal injury claims in Virginia may vary, but the bottom line is that not only are victims entitled to compensation for their damages and losses, but those responsible also need to be punished to deter them from causing harm again. A Fairfax personal injury attorney can assist you in resolving your Virginia personal injury claim and will fight for the compensation you deserve. 

Contacting a Fairfax Personal Injury Attorney

You don't have to deal with insurance companies and paperwork 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 personal injury claims.

Before you go any further with your decision, order a copy of my complimentary guide to Virginia personal injury claims, Five Deadly Sins That Can Wreck Your Injury Claim. To set up a no-cost consultation, contact me today - 703-591-9829.

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