Can I collect punitive damages in my case?
Punitive damages are awarded in some personal injury lawsuits to provide compensation for particularly malicious or grossly negligent incidents. These awards are provided by the courts, meaning that not all cases will result in any amount of punitive damages. If there is no precedence for punitive damages, it’s unlikely that the courts will opt to provide this additional money to a claimant if their case is successful.
If you’ve sustained a serious injury because of someone else’s negligent or reckless actions and are considering legal action as a result, we may be able to guide you through this process. For a free consultation regarding how to prepare for a claim and the damages you may be able to seek, contact our personal injury attorneys of Stepleton Dugan, LLC, at 513-321-7733 today.