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Will the Person Who Caused My Injury Get Punished?

Staten Island New York Personal Injury Lawyer > Uncategorized  > Will the Person Who Caused My Injury Get Punished?

Will the Person Who Caused My Injury Get Punished?

No. Punishment comes from criminal cases, not civil cases. Defendants in civil actions for personal injury do not receive jail terms or stiff fines as punishment. Those are criminal sentences and personal injury cases are civil disputes. (But juries and courts can award what the law calls punitive damages when the defendant’s intentional acts have injured you. These awards are rather rare.)

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