Are punitive damages recoverable in wrongful death actions?

FAQs About Wrongful Death Law

Punitive damages are an extra monetary penalty against the party found legally responsible in a civil lawsuit. They are usually awarded because the defendant’s behavior was reckless or malicious. Some, but not all, jurisdictions allow plaintiffs to seek punitive damages in wrongful death cases.

Wrongful Death Trial Lawyers Serving Southern California

We understand that no amount of compensation can replace the loss of your loved one. But you do have the right to pursue recovery for expenses and for other damages in a civil action. If you lost someone you love in an accident, contact the wrongful death attorneys of Stolpman, Krissman, Elber & Silver, LLP, to arrange a free consultation. We work hard to help you find closure by getting you a fair settlement whenever possible, but our attorneys are expert trial lawyers that are prepared to file a lawsuit when it is necessary.

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