Kendall County Personal Injury LawyerIn the area of personal injury law, catastrophic injuries can have seriously impactful and long-term effects on the lives of those injured and their families. When catastrophic injuries occur because of another person’s reckless or intentional actions, questions may arise regarding whether punitive damages should be sought against the negligent party. Punitive damages are a type of compensation awarded in civil cases to punish the defendant for their egregious conduct and to prevent similar misconduct from happening in the future. Unlike other compensatory damages, such damages are intended to compensate the plaintiff for their losses; punitive damages are intended to service a different purpose.

At Schwartz Injury Law, we understand the aftermath of suffering a catastrophic injury can be very difficult for a person to handle. If you believe punitive damages are relevant to your case, contact an attorney immediately.