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Pain and suffering damages in West Virginia

Some of the losses that residents sustain when they are involved in car accidents are quantifiable. A person can list the expenses they incurred from an ambulance ride, an emergency room visit, follow up appointments with their doctor, prescriptions for pain medications, wages they lost from not getting to work and costs associated with fixing their vehicle. They generally cannot put a value on the mental anguish or pain and suffering that they will experience as a result of being a car accident victim.

Pain and suffering damages are non-economic damages. They are compensated, when appropriate, with financial awards and must be pursued when an accident victim sues the party responsible for their harm in civil court. Pain and suffering damages are unique to individual victims and must be proven like economic damages when they are claimed.

In West Virginia a car accident victim's damages can be capped. Damages can also be reduced or denied if a victim contributed to causing the accident that led to their harm. For example, if a victim was speeding could have prevented their accident by driving the speed limit then a court may rule that the victim's contributions to the accident should impact their damages recovery.

In order to seek pain and suffering damages, as well as economic damages, a car accident victim must file their initial pleading within a certain number of years following their collision. Personal injury attorneys can discuss with their clients the different statutes of limitation that may apply to vehicle crash cases and what their clients must do to actively work toward the recovery of their accident-related damages.

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