What are punitive damages?

Punitive damages are a type of monetary compensation sometimes given to plaintiffs as a way of punishing the defendant for gross misconduct. When this sort of compensation is awarded, it is typically because the defendant’s actions had a negative effect that exceeded the compensatory damages awarded to the plaintiff.

If you have been a victim of a personal injury due to the negligent actions of another party, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses. Contact the Kansas City personal injury attorneys of The Pottenger Law Firm LLC, at 816-399-5207 to for a free case evaluation.