, slip and falls
, bike accidents
, these are some of the types of personal injury cases we handle.
Punitive and Compensatory Damages
If you have been the victim of a personal injury you may be entitled to damages. Awarded in civil actions, personal injury damages are monies allotted to those who have been wrongfully injured by someone else. Damages are intended to help the restore the victim physically, emotionally, mentally, and financially. The two main types of personal injury damages are compensatory damages and punitive damages. A personal injury lawyer at the Fauver Law Office
can explain these to you in detail, but here is a brief description:
Compensatory damages cover all financial expenses and all ailments associated with personal injury, including:
- Loss of wages
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering (such as grief, fright, anxiety, humiliation, and depression)
- Permanent disability
- Mental impairment
- Earning capacity impairment
- Loss of profits
- Medical bills
- Interest due from money withheld
- Repair or replacement of property
are also called actual damages
Often called exemplary damages; punitive damages are typically awarded to the injured person in addition to compensatory damages when the person injuring the client’s conduct has been especially malicious or oppressive. Punitive damages are awarded punish the offender and to deter others from engaging in similar actions. Please contact the attorneys at Fauver Law Office in Louisville, Kentucky to further discuss punitive damages.
How Much You Can Receive in Personal Injury Damages
Personal injury damages are determined on an individual, case-by-case basis. Generally, these cases can be settled without the time and expenses of going to a trial, if not the amount is decided by the jury or the Judge. Fauver Law Office attorneys can provide you with more information on personal injury damages.