You may have recently been in a car wreck and are wondering "what happens if I am hit by a drunk driver in Virginia." Well, like most car accident cases, the person who caused the damage will be responsible for the property damage, the medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

In Virginia, if the person has a high enough blood alcohol level, that person is liable for punitive damages. If you’ve been hit by a drunk driver, even if your compensatory injuries and your medical bills are relatively small, you might be entitled to punitive damages.

The best place to start with your Virginia personal injury claims is to speak to an experienced board-certified personal injury in your area to see if the facts and circumstances of your case warrant punitive damages. Make sure to  order a FREE copy of our consumer guide, The Five Deadly Sins That Can Wreck Your Injury Claim, to learn more about personal injury claims in Virginia.

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