Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Assuming my injuries are being taken care of medically, what other things should I do after my accident?
A: Compensatory damages are, as the name suggests, designed to compensate you for losses suffered as the result of your accident. They include medical and hospital bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and any other losses that are proximately caused by the accident. In certain cases, such as where there is bad faith on the part of an insurance company, or where the conduct of a person is particularly egregious, punitive damages can also be assessed. Punitive damages are designed to punish the wrongdoer, as opposed to compensating the victim.