When a person is involved in an accident, no matter what the cause may
be, they can experience feelings of stress, anxiety, and fear. When a
person loses a loved one in a car crash or an individual sustains serious
injuries in an accident, the consequences can be emotionally irreparable.
Although monetary compensation cannot retract the feelings of sadness
a family may face after losing a loved one in a collision, or erase the
emotional distresses of a person involved in an accident, the family of
a wrongful death accident victim or an accident victim may be able to
pursue financial compensation in the form of exemplary damages.
What are Exemplary Damages?
Exemplary damages are often referred to as punitive damages. This type
of compensation is awarded in a lawsuit when a defendant’s willful
actions are considered grossly reckless, wanton, fraudulent, oppressive,
violent, or malicious. Punitive damages are also awarded as a punishment
for the defendant’s negative actions.
Most often, families affected by the following (or similar) situations,
request these types of damages:
- A loved one is harmed by a drunk or otherwise impaired driver.
- A loved one is harmed by a reckless driver.
- Auto defects, which were concealed by a manufacturer, cause a car accident
that leads an individual to suffer serious injuries.
How Can a Person Pursue Punitive Damages?
In most cases, these types of damages can be pursued after a person or
family has filed a personal injury claim against the reckless, harmful,
or careless individual. If retained, an experienced personal injury lawyer
can determine whether a family or person deserves to recover this type
Because these major awards are seldom awarded, it is crucial that a family
affected by wrongful death seek seasoned legal counsel as soon as possible.
An attorney can examine the case and collect the necessary evidence to
help prove the defendant was negligent, grossly reckless, or malicious
when the individual was killed.
Uvalle Law Firm, PLLC is Here for You!
If you have lost a loved one as the result of an accident, it is important
that you seek legal representation right away. At our firm, our Dallas
personal injury lawyers are dedicated to standing by the sides of those
affected by the negligence or recklessness of other persons. When you
entrust our team with your case, we will do everything in our power to
recover the money you deserve and need to live a comfortable life once
again. Although we know no amount of money can bring back a loved one,
we believe that negligent parties deserve to be punished for their poor
decisions and actions.
When you need top-tier legal advocacy on your side of the courtroom,
contact our Dallas personal injury attorneys at Uvalle Law Firm, PLLC. We can get your case resolved in a timely manner.