Compensatory vs. Punitive Damages in an Accident Case
No two cases are exactly alike, and the compensation awarded to one plaintiff in the event of a successful claim might vary significantly from what another plaintiff might be able to recover under different circumstances. Once we have reviewed your case during a free consultation, our Orlando accident attorneys will be able to discuss your eligibility for damages, including punitive damages.
Generally, accident victims with a valid personal injury case might be entitled to compensatory damages. After a car crash, these could include compensation for medical expenses you incurred as a result of the accident, lost wages from when you were unable to work, and more.
Punitive damages are designed to punish the defendant for his or her grossly negligent or malicious actions that led to your injuries. This type of compensation is not available in the majority of accident cases tried by our Orlando attorneys, but this is dependent on the details of your claim. If the driver who caused the accident was under the influence, for example, punitive damages might be available if the case is resolved in your favor.
To discuss the damages to which you might be entitled in your case, please call (407) 712-7300 or contact Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter online today. Our accident attorneys serve clients in and around Orlando and throughout Florida.