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Drunk Driving and Punitive Damages - Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Info

Norfolk personal injury lawyers Ed Booth and Rick Shapiro talk about a unique form of damages that may be available to client's injured by drunk drivers. These damages are called punitive damages. They go above and beyond restitution for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. These damages are meant to send a signal to the at-fault driver that their conduct was unacceptable. Ed also talks about a provision in the federal bankruptcy code that prohibits a drunk driver from discharging a personal injury judgment or verdict. This is another indicator that drunk driving is wrong and will not be tolerated. 

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https://www.hsinjurylaw.com/faqs/what-types-of-damages-can-an-injured-person-recover-.cfm

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