The law firm of Eric J. Hertz, P.C., represents persons who have suffered an injury or harm as a result of an accident. There are many events that occur which unfortunately, cannot be resolved between the parties and wind up having to be settled with filing a Georgia personal injury lawsuit. Personal injury law encompasses a wide range of accidents; however, some of the most common causes for litigation arise from catastrophes involving a motor vehicle accident, slip-and-fall incident, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and a defective product. If you or a family member endured a serious injury including, head, neck and back injuries; or worst death, you should consult with our attorney who specializes in this area of law.
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Exemplary damages, commonly referred to as punitive damages, are only awarded to a plaintiff if the court and the jury conclude that the defendant must be punished, or if the jury finds that the additional damages are needed to deter the defendant from repeating the wrongdoing. Exemplary damages must be understood in contrast to compensatory damages. Compensatory damages are designed to repay plaintiffs for the losses they suffered. These damages can cover a number of categories, including medical bills, emotional suffering and anticipated lost wages due to a long-term injury. Exemplary damages go beyond the amount needed to compensate plaintiffs for their injuries, and impose additional costs on defendants in order to deter similar conduct in the future.