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If you have sustained injuries caused by another person's negligence, willful misconduct or vindictive behavior, you may be eligible to seek punitive damages above and beyond any compensatory damages the court awards. Punitive damages are not awarded in all personal injury cases. Clear and concise evidence must exist to show that punitive damages are warranted. A Tucson personal injury lawyer from our firm can greatly improve your chances of being able to seek the maximum compensatory and punitive damages in your case.
We are one of the most highly-regarded and trusted personal injury law firms, not just in the Tucson area, but throughout the entire state as well. Our team of legal experts here at Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian consists of a number of Board Certified Personal Injury specialists who are devoted to giving clients the personalized attention and real results they need. We are proud of the fact that we have been able to win over $100 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. We are ready to give you the same level of dedication and aggressive representation in your case.
What are punitive damages and when are these damages awarded?
Compensatory damages refer to the financial compensation an individual can seek for physical injuries and loss sustained as a result of the harm caused by another. These types of damages can be awarded to cover a victim's medical expenses, repair bills, any loss of income, emotional distress, pain and suffering, as well as many other expenses which may be required to help the victim restore his or her life back to the point prior to the accident. Punitive damages are not intended as a reward for the victim. Punitive damages are a financial punishment levied against the perpetrator as a result of his or her actions, for the purpose of eliciting a change of behavior, and to deter others from conducting themselves in the same manner. Punitive damages are often awarded in cases involving drunk driving accidents, truck driver negligence, and in cases of dangerous products in which the dangers were known by the manufacturer, who ignored or tried to hide the data.
For more than 40 years our firm has continued to be an aggressive advocated for victims' rights. We have represented a wide variety of personal injury cases including those caused as a result of malice, fraud or intent to cause harm. We understand how, when and why punitive damages are awarded and you can trust that we will not back down in our pursuit of the most optimum results for your case.