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What are punitive damages?

When someone is injured because of a particularly severe or willful violation of safety rules or regulations, that person may be entitled to receive punitive damages as a part of their compensation through an injury lawsuit. These damages are awarded by the courts and are relatively rare for most compensation cases. However, if provided to an injured claimant, they may increase the amount of compensation a person receives for their suffering and injuries significantly.

If your injuries were caused by someone else’s recklessness, there may be financial compensation available to cover your injury expenses. To discuss how we may be able to help you with the process of filing and arguing a claim, contact a New York injury attorney of Hach & Rose, LLP, today by calling (212) 779-0057.


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