Punitive Damages for Emotional Distress Caused by a Drunk Driver

In Virginia, injured victims of drinking and driving accidents can sue the drunk driver for punitive damages in addition to traditional compensatory damages. What are Punitive and Compensatory Damages? Compensatory damagesĀ are those damages that you typically think of in a car accident lawsuit such as pain, suffering, inconvenience, medical bills, and lost wages. Punitive damages […]