DURING THE PANDEMIC, WE HAVE CONTINUED TO BATTLE FOR OUR CLIENTS. AS A
RESULT, WE HAVE SECURED SOME OF THE LARGEST PERSONAL INJURY RECOVERIES
IN SEVERAL VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND JURISDICTIONS. CLICK
HERE TO VIEW SOME OF OUR RECENT RESULTS.
Being injured in an auto accident is a traumatic and painful experience.
Knowing that it was all caused by the carelessness of a drunk driver makes
it even worse.
Virginia takes drunk driving very seriously. That’s why the State
has enacted rules permitting individuals injured by drunk drivers to recover
punitive damages if their blood alcohol content, or BAC, reading is .15
Punitive damages or “exemplary” damage are awarded to the injured
person due to the drunk driver’s conscious disregard of the safety
Punitive damages are meant to serve as a punishment to the defendant, as
well as a deterrent to others from drinking and driving.
These damages are awarded on top of compensation for medical expenses and
pain and suffering damages.
If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, call Portner & Shure’s
personal injury attorneys today.