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Value of Virginia Injury Claims

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The median award for PI cases in Virginia is $24,720, compared to the national median of $38,461. But Virginia juries appear to be more willing to give plaintiffs the benefit of the doubt on liability: 66% percent of all plaintiffs are awarded compensatory damages, well above the national median of 55 percent.

These numbers alone do not tell the whole story. The average award value varies greatly depending on the type of case in question. For example, the median award for vehicular liability is just $15,000 compared to the $800,000 mark set by medical malpractice cases. It important to separate median verdict from average verdicts: the average vehicle accident verdict in Virginia is $502,038, a long cry from the median accident verdict in Virginia auto accident cases of $18,083.

In Virginia, 68 percent of liability awards go to vehicular liability whereas only 12 percent go to medical malpractice. (You also have to wonder of the 38% how many were represented by a good Virginia injury lawyer). In any event, clearly these numbers don’t give all the answers, but they do offer a useful overview for a plaintiff’s chances of recovery in Virginia compared to the country as a whole.

Our car and truck accident and medical malpractice lawyers handle only serious personal injury cases in Virginia. If you have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident or by medical malpractice in Virginia call our lawyers at 800-553-8082 or select here for a free consultation.

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When my sister was killed, we turned to Miller & Zois to fight for us. They stood by us every step of the way and we ended up getting more money than we asked for. C.B. (Baltimore City)
My prior lawyer was not able to get the insurance companies to offer a single penny in my case. Then my lawyer referred me to Ron and Laura. It was a long fight and they fought for me every step of the way. My case settled for $1.31 million. A.A. (Baltimore City)
I did not get an offer for my case because the insurance company said they were denying coverage. My lawyer then referred me to Miller & Zois. After Miller & Zois got involved, the offer was raised to $150,000. We thought that was not fair so Miller & Zois took my case to arbitration. Our case was well prepared and perfectly executed. The arbitrator awarded me $405,000. R.V. (Anne Arundel County)
I refer all of my serious injury cases in Maryland to Miller & Zois because they turn over every last stone to maximize the value of their case. The last case I referred to them settled for $1.2 million. John Selinger (New York personal injury lawyer)
As former insurance defense lawyers, Miller & Zois 'know the other side's playbook'. Lawyers Weekly USA