If you watch a lot of Law TV and are well aware of the terms and processes you go through after being involved in a personal injury case, you may be wondering, “Am I entitled to punitive damages?”—And Legally Pink Law can help determine that.
Let’s start out with what punitive damages are for those who aren’t all the caught up on their Law & Order. Punitive damages are damages intended to reform or deter the defendant and others from engaging in conduct similar to that, which formed the basis of the lawsuit. Although the purpose of punitive damages is not to compensate the plaintiff, the plaintiff will in fact receive all or some portion of the punitive damage award. (Source: Wikipedia)
Your ability to recover punitive damages depends largely on the facts of the case. Punitive damages are not available in the pre-suit phase of a case, and can only be recovered if you file a lawsuit making a formal claim for punitive damages under Florida law. There are some limitations and guidelines when it comes to claiming punitive damages and our personal injury attorneys in Orlando, Florida can assist you with this process.
Please feel free to contact Carolyn Salzmann of Legally Pink Law to schedule a free consultation to see how we can best serve your particular needs.