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Verdicts and Settlements in Virginia Personal Injury Cases

The experienced attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers work hard to obtain successful verdicts and fair settlements for all of their personal injury clients across the state of Virginia and beyond.

We have helped many Virginia residents get full and fair compensation after suffering serious motor vehicle and truck accidents, catastrophic injuries, brain injuries and the sudden death of a loved one. Below you can find a list of some of the best results our personal injury attorneys have obtained for our clients. Although we cannot guarantee you will receive the same results, we can guarantee that our legal team could work tirelessly on your case to obtain the jury verdict or settlement that you need to recover fully.

    • $6.5 MILLION for Car Accident Victim

      A three car collision resulted in Plaintiff becoming a quadriplegic. There were major contributory negligence issues which were hotly contested, as Plaintiff was alleged to be improperly stopped on the roadway. The case settled in mediation for $6,500,000.00.

      Read more about the case from Virginia Lawyers Weekly here.

    • $5.8 MILLION for Traumatic Brain Injury

      $5.8 million recovered for client that suffered a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder following his accident.

    • $5 MILLION Result for Injuries to Wife From Hampton

      Our client was hit by a construction truck in Gloucester County, VA and suffered serious injuries including broken ribs, a lacerated liver and spleen, a hip fracture, a fractured pelvis, a fractured femur and fibula and post-traumatic stress disorder with a mild traumatic brain injury. The settlement with the construction company was reached during mediation.

    • $4.725 MILLION for Adolescent Auto Accident Victim

      An adolescent girl was hurt as a passenger in a car on a highway in Hampton Roads. Her injuries included vision impairment in one eye and multiple fractures. The case settled in mediation for $4,725,000.00.

      Read more about the case from Virginia Lawyers Weekly here.

    • $303,000 for Norfolk Southern Rail Yard Accident

      A federal jury ordered Norfolk Southern Railway to pay more than $303,000 to a Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers client who suffered an arm injury when he jumped out of the way of a giant set of train wheels.

      Read more about the case here.


  • $2.86 MILLION

    for highway worker hit by a drunk driver in Norfolk

  • $1.5 MILLION

    for family of van driver killed truck accident

  • $1.5 MILLION

    for a mother and daughter hurt in a T-bone crash

  • $1.2 MILLION

    for high school junior rear-ended by company vehicle

  • $1.15 MILLION

    for mechanic suffering from hearing loss and tinnitus

  • $1 MILLION

    for family of passenger killed by drunk driver in Hampton Roads

  • $800,000

    for woman killed in tractor-trailer accident

  • $500,000

    for man in accident with truck

  • $400,000

    for a hotel guest injury

  • $250,000

    for car accident victim

  • $200,000

    for injured motorist

  • $177,000

    for navy man injured while riding motorcycle in virginia beach

  • $150,000

    for motorcycle accident victim

How are Settlements and Verdicts Determined in Virginia Personal Injury Cases?

Every personal injury case is different, so there is no baseline for the settlement a claimant may receive. There are a variety of factors that personal injury lawyers, jurors, insurance companies and other parties may use to determine injury and accident settlements and verdicts. Some of the factors that could help determine the value of your case include:

  • The extent of your injuries and their permanency
  • The availability of insurance coverage
  • The degree of liability of all involved parties
  • The amount of property damage, current medical expenses, lost wages, & future costs
  • The type of case

While a significant part of most personal injury settlements typically covers the cost of past and future medical expenses, loss of income, and other economic damages, there may be other losses to include. Many accident cases also include non-economic damages, which compensate for the psychological impact the incident had on the claimant and their loved ones. These damages focus on the physical and emotional pain you have suffered and may continue to suffer due to your injuries that resulted from your accident. There is no average compensation or amount for pain and suffering, but the consideration of these factors may increase the amount of your settlement.

When it comes to determining the settlement range for your case, our injury lawyers review these factors, related medical records, liability and related damages. Moving forward, our Virginia personal injury attorneys could work with you to get the verdict and settlement you need.

How May the Settlement of One Type of Case Differ from Another?

When it comes to personal injury claims, each type of case is handled and settled differently. For example, in a car accident case, the settlement typically relies on the damage to your vehicle, location of the accident, extent of your injuries, and those of any passengers. Insurance also plays a significant role in these claims. Sometimes the at-fault driver may not have enough insurance to cover for all of your losses, and as a result, your attorney may need to take a different approach. Alternatively, if an uninsured driver was at-fault in an accident, this can have a significant impact on your potential settlement.

On the other hand, in a brain injury case, future expenses must be considered when calculating a fair settlement. A traumatic brain injury can have life-altering consequences that have significant future medical costs and may result in a claimant being unable to work. The attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers understand the nuances to various types of personal injury cases and could calculate a proper settlement that covers all potential losses.

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Is There a Limit on How Much a Settlement Can Be?

In Virginia, there are no limits or set damage caps on a majority of standard personal injury cases. This means there is no maximum settlement amount that an injured party could receive in their personal injury claim. However, there are exceptions to this in certain circumstances. Additionally, in the case of punitive damages, there is a cap of $350,000. It is important to know that punitive damages are rarely incorporated into most personal injury cases.

How Can an Attorney Help Demand a Proper Settlement?

When you hire Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers to handle your personal injury case, we are your legal advocate throughout the process of demanding a settlement. During this process our attorneys gather information from you about your case and situation, collect evidence, contact insurance companies and determine the total costs of any past and future expenses related to your injuries. To help in this process, it is important to provide any information you have to support your claims. This starts with preserving evidence, maintaining records, and giving any additional information you may have to your lawyer.

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Our attorneys work hard to determine the proper amount of settlement to ask for in your case and guide you through the decision process of either accepting or rejecting a settlement offer. While working on your case, our team could discuss strategies and work with you to seek a settlement or verdict you are satisfied with.

Contact Our Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers to Obtain a Fair Settlement

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident or by the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit and seek a settlement. Every case is unique, and our experienced lawyers could guide you throughout the process to help you determine the value of your case. Our experienced attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers could work tirelessly to obtain the settlement you deserve. For more information on Virginia personal injury case settlements and verdicts, contact a member of our team today.

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