Often while in an accident, one can go through some kind of injury which could be temporary or permanent. An injury causes not you the trauma but also your family suffers equally with you. Virginia laws of injury can cause economic and non-economic effects not only on you but also on your family. You also get burdened by the hospital trips and the home health care at home costs. After a thorough evaluation of the damages caused to you by the accident, only then one can reach a settlement.
An injury can affect your ability to work or even go to work, your family life, hence causing you frustration and depression and only way out is the compensation one can get out of such an ordeal. The law of Virginia asks for the proof. The most difficult part in such cases are the proof that you must provide which clearly states that you were not at fault but the other party and that also was caused because of the negligence of them. Once when you can prove it, only then court will proceed further to get in to the settlement level.
Now there are different levels of settlements, depending upon the injury or the seriousness of the injury and what effects it had on you. Economic damages are like the wages that you lost because you could not go to work due to injury or the future wages that you would not be able to get since you are not going to work. Repair of any personal property or the cost of repair. Such claims are often paid since it is genuine enough that the injured person cannot go to the work. He or she must be paid and the calculations are made according to their past wages record.
Non-economic reason such as pain, any suffering or emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life or companionship. Such cases where medical and health cost is involved, their present health care cost and the future health care cost is estimated. The attorneys from both sides will put forward an estimated amount. In such cases, the testimony is very important. Whether you are fighting over your pain and loss claim or your wages loss claim, testimony of respective departmental people of your life who can honestly testify that you indeed went through all such damages which you mention, only then the case can produce any fruitful result.
In Virginia, no one has to be exactly accurate with how much expensive your loss was or what exactly your damage costs. It is to provide with the sufficient facts and circumstances to permit to make a reasonable estimate of each item or damage.