Category: Contract Law

Summary of the Collateral Source Rule in Virginia – Injured party recovers all damages even if paid by a separate 3rd party insurance contract

Summary of the Collateral Source Rule in Virginia – Injured party recovers all damages even if paid by a separate third-party insurance contract.   Question: Does the defendant have to pay for all damages resulting from his negligence even if a third party has already paid for the damage or if covered by a separate Read More …

Do I have to pay back my insurance company for medical expenses from my settlement or recovery for personal injuries in Virginia?

Do I have to pay back my insurance company for the medical expenses from my settlement or recovery for personal injuries in Virginia?   Generally, the answer is “NO”.  In Virginia, the public policy as set out by the legislature in § 38.2-3405 states that it is unlawful for an insurance contract providing hospital, medical, Read More …