West Virginia Caps on Injury Damages
Another possible factor affecting what you can recover is damage caps imposed in West Virginia. These “caps” are laws that place a limit on the amount of monetary compensation you can receive in certain injury cases.
Damages are typically separated into economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include things like lost wages or medical expenses due to an injury. Non-economic damages include things like pain and suffering or emotional distress caused by another person.
In wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases, the limit on non-economic damages is $500,000. In all other routine accident cases, the limit is $250,000 for non-economic damages. You may still be able to be compensated for medical expenses and lost wages, but pain and suffering awards can be a significant component of injury cases, and these limits may reduce the potential amount of that recovery.
Webb Law Centre has 25 years of experience handling personal injury cases in West Virginia. Whether your case will require negotiating a settlement or going to trial, attorney Rusty Webb has the skills and experience to get you the recovery you deserve.