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What amount of punitive damages can I get against a drunk driver?

Posted by John Harris on Fri, Jul 09, 2010 @ 10:50 AM

http://www.johnharrislaw.com/library/bid/55757/What-exactly-are-punitive-damages

Reckless, malicious, or irresponsible conduct should not be rewarded or tolerated. The the politicians in Virginia have capped punitive damages at $350,000. $350,000 may be a suitable cap for damages against a drunk driver who has caused and accident which caused serious personal injury or death. In other situations, a cap of $350,000 is not nearly enough. Consider the situation in the Gulf of Mexico created by BP. PP would glad to be let off the hook for the $350,000 cap created by the Virginia legislature.

Tags: accident, personal injury, drunk driver, death, reckless, Drunk Driving Injuries & Deaths