FAQ – Punitive Damages

What does punitive damages mean?

Punitive damages are awarded when it can be demonstrated that the party responsible for causing an injury or harm to another has behaved not just negligently, but recklessly or willfully. Punitive damages allow for a plaintiff to receive compensation significantly above the amount that would normally be awarded in a case of simple negligence.

If you’ve been the victim of reckless or willful behavior which caused you harm, contact the New York personal injury lawyers at Lisa Michael and Associates, P.C. to discuss the specifics of your case during your free initial consultation. Call our offices now at (212) 776-1800 to begin evaluating your case today.