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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, death, reckless, drunk driver, Drunk Driving Injuries & Deaths

A new book to help auto and truck accident victims deal with insurance companies and adjustors.

Posted by John Harris on Wed, Jan 20, 2010 @ 04:44 AM

I have written a new book,THE SMART CONSUMER’S GUIDE TO YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE. I wrote it because my mission in life is to make sure people are treated fairly. It is my feeling that people who are injured through no fault of their own are often treated by insurance companies and their adjusters.

In THE SMART CONSUMER’S GUIDE TO YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE, I give the public instruction, insights and tips they need to protect themselves when dealing with insurance companies and insurance adjusters. The book helps you understand your rights, explains things to watch out for and discusses in an understandable way both settlement and trial procedures. This book helps level the playing field for people who are injured through no fault of their own.

Tags: accident, auto, truck, insurance, personal injury, injured, adjusters, adjustors, case, companies, victim

Virginia Attorney John P. Harris III : is leveling the playing field for auto accident victims and their families. Do you need help in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Caroline County, Stafford, King Geo

Posted by John Harris on Thu, Sep 10, 2009 @ 11:43 AM

Initiating a Claim: The Road Less Traveled

If you have been in a car or truck accident, and have suffered an injury that the insurance company won’t offer compensation for, you have two choices. You can either:

Say nothing, accept the pain, the additional expense, the decline or loss of income, and the strong possibility that both the quality and length of your life will be less from now on;

Hire an experienced attorney, who may give you a whole new perspective on your situation.

It’s really quite amazing how many of those injured say nothing or try to handle their own claim

Evaluating Your Claim: For Lawyers, Honesty is the only Policy

Regardless of what you think of lawyers, if you or a loved one is facing an injury due to someone else's carelessness you want an honest opinion about your case. You don't want legalese. You want straight talk. John (Jack) Harris will tell you the good and the bad about your case. The initial meeting is free.

Would like some really good information, WITHOUT having to talk to a lawyer or even one of his assistants.

Get THE SMART CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE by dialing 1-800-SEND-BOOK. A recorded message will ask you to leave your name and address and this $19.95 value will be mailed to you.

John Harris: Gives auto accident accident victims his opinion on their legal rights for free.

With that said, there is no field in law that provides attorneys with the same sense of accomplishment that winning a case means. There are easier ways to make money than as a personal injury lawyer, but lawyers who believe in helping people in times when their needs are most dire understand the importance of continuing to take on insurance companies.

John Harris is this kind of lawyer, and for residents living in or near Fredericksburg, Stafford, Caroline and King George County, Jack is here to listen to you and give you the most realistic outlook for your case. Jack has represented clients against some of the area’s largest and most prestigious hospitals, medical centers and clinics in cases of staff infections, anesthesia errors, surgical errors, aneurisms, internal bleeding and other clear cases of medical negligence.

If you are ready to take the road less traveled and pursue your rights as an American to fair compensation for an injury you never asked for, call John Harris today, 540-371-4941.

Tags: Stafford, attorney, auto accident, automobile accident, Caroline, fredericksburg, injury, insurance, King George, lawyer, personal injury, Spotsylvania, Car Accident Injuries & Deaths

Three people killed in three separate auto accidents. Three people killed were not wearing their seat belts.

Posted by John Harris on Sat, Jan 31, 2009 @ 11:44 AM

Last year by January 30th, 53 people had been killed on Virginia roads. This year by January 30th, 53 people had also been killed. The last three that were killed died in accidents caused by icy roads. The interesting and alarming thing about the three most recent deaths is that each of those killed were not wearing their seat belts. Two of the three who were not wearing their seatbelts were either rejected or partially ejected. The lesson to be learned from these three deaths is that one should always wear their seatbelt. The idea that one can be thrown three of an accident without serious injuries or deaths is totally false.

Tags: accident, auto, truck, attorney, fredericksburg, lawyer, personal injury, Spotsylvania, car, wreck, fatal, Car Accident Injuries & Deaths

A new book to help auto and truck accident victims deal with insurance companies and adjustors.

Posted by John Harris on Tue, Jan 20, 2009 @ 09:49 AM

I have written a new book,THE SMART CONSUMER’S GUIDE TO YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE. I wrote it because my mission in life is to make sure people are treated fairly. It is my feeling that people who are injured through no fault of their own are often treated by insurance companies and their adjusters.

In THE SMART CONSUMER’S GUIDE TO YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE, I give the public instruction, insights and tips they need to protect themselves when dealing with insurance companies and insurance adjusters. The book helps you understand your rights, explains things to watch out for and discusses in an understandable way both settlement and trial procedures. This book helps level the playing field for people who are injured through no fault of their own.

Tags: accident, auto, truck, insurance, personal injury, adjuster, injured, adjustors, case, companies, victim, Car Accident Injuries & Deaths