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What Are Punitive Damages?

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Hi, I’m John Ostroff. Thanks for visiting OstroffLaw.com. You clicked on the question, “What are punitive damages?” I’m gonna answer that for you. We’ve recovered punitive damages for clients on multiple occasions. They’re not often awarded by juries, but they’re important and they can be substantial. Punitive damages are awarded in cases where the juries’ intention is to punish the defendant. Not long ago when we got a verdict against Greyhound Bus company, the jury awarded punitive damages. They found that the corporate conduct of Greyhound showed a reckless indifference to the rights of our clients. We proved that they acted recklessly. We proved that they deserved to be punished and punitive damages, millions were awarded against Greyhound for their role in this crash that injured many of our clients. Punitive damages are intended to punish. Again, they’re not awarded often, but if the right law firm knows how to handle your case as well as it can be handled, they know what to do if punitive damages are appropriate. They know how to pursue them and in some cases, they could be far more substantial than your damages for pain and suffering, the damages that you’re awarded for your pain and suffering for your economic losses and loss of consortium. If you wanna learn more about the other types of damages, click below, you’ll see below. There’s another question you can click on that is under damages and if you click on that question, you’ll learn more about the other types of damages you can recover if you’ve been the victim of a motor vehicle accident or any type of accident for that matter. I hope this answers your question. Thanks.

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