Punitive damages are defined as compensation that exceeds the necessary amount for the injured party to punish the liable party. Put simply, punitive damages are extra money that you include to punish the person at fault for your injury. You might seek $20,000 in injury compensation for medical bills, lost wages, etc., but your lawyer may suggest adding another $15,000 for the sake of holding the person accountable. A Peachtree City personal injury lawyer can help with all aspects of your injury accident claim.
In an injury claim, you can seek compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and other things. If you feel that the responsible party was deliberately negligent in some way or needs to be held responsible, punitive damages can be sought to make your point. It’s designed to make an example of the case when malice, fraud or deliberate (gross) negligence is involved.
A personal injury claim is a lot of work. You don't have to go through it alone, however. With a Peachtree City personal injury lawyer, you will be able to fight your case and get the compensation that you deserve. Contact the Law Offices of Jason R. Schultz today to discuss your case at 404-474-0804.