"I was hit by a drunk driver. How much should I expect to get in the settlement when I factor in pain and suffering and liability?"

The truth is that each case is different. Your settlement (or trial verdict) will be based on a number of factors including the overall financial damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and property damage.

As for pain and suffering, you will want to discuss any estimate of this with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Really, the case will come down to the same considerations used in other car accident cases and the fact that the other driver was drunk will likely not increase the amount of money that you can recover.

If you don't currently have a lawyer on your side, it is possible that the insurance company will try to shortchange your claim.

Before you make any decisions about your case, you should read our free report on accident claims in Virginia. You'll learn about the personal injury claims process and how to find the right lawyer for your case.

If you would like to speak with our team of experts, you can call our main office at (703)584-7277.

Ben Glass
Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney