In personal injury cases, it is usually rare to get punitive damages. Such damages are designed to punish a defendant for knowingly harming someone. In most cases, defendants are negligent but rarely did they mean to cause you harm. Many personal injury clients are surprised to find out the law is not designed in most cases to “punish” defendants or make examples of them. The focus is most often on the plaintiff and what his/her damages are.
by Robert Mansour
Robert Mansour is a personal injury lawyer serving Santa Clarita, Valencia,