EXPERIENCE WITH CASES INVOLVING AUTO ACCIDENTS
The Law Office of William Justice Whitaker has worked on cases ranging from slight fender benders to serious drunk driving accidents, and each type has its own complexities and challenges. Hiring a personal injury lawyer will ensure that your case is handled properly. Contact us to learn more about our legal representation for clients involved in car accidents, as well as for medical malpractice and slip and fall cases in the Washington, DC, area.
COMPENSATION FOR YOUR INJURY
There are over 6 million auto accidents every year in the United States. Unfortunately, this means that there is a good chance that you, or someone you know, will be involved in a car accident sometime in your life. Regardless of whether you suffer mild whiplash or a loved one is killed, you are entitled to compensation for all damage caused by the negligent driver. Compensation can include not just reimbursement for medical bills, but also compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, and punitive damages.
WHAT ARE PUNITIVE DAMAGES?
Punitive damages punish an individual's wrongdoings and are used to discourage others from similar actions. In Virginia, you may be able to collect for punitive damages in a variety of situations, including drunk driving offenses, reckless driving accidents, hit and run cases, and other acts that can cause bodily injury while operating a motor vehicle.