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March 18, 2013

Personal Injury

Personal Injury Claims

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.)

>>What is a typical personal injury case?
>>Is there any other basis for personal injury besides negligence?
>>What happens if I file a lawsuit?
>>What will I get if I win my case?
>>What does it mean to settle a case?
>>Will the person who caused my injury get punished?
>>Does a personal injury lawsuit have to be filed within a certain amount of time?

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