Were you recently injured in an accident involving a commercial truck where the driver was negligent?
You have the right to demand a settlement from the driver or their company if you can show that the driver’s actions rise to the level of being egregious (Gross Negligence, Fraud or Malice). If you were not the cause of the accident, you may well be entitled to exemplary or punitive damages, as it’s sometimes commonly known. A consultation with a Houston Truck Accident Attorney can better inform you of your options for receiving punitive damages as part of your settlement.
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What Are Exemplary or Punitive Damages?
Punitive damages are awarded by a court against an individual or company that has been judged to be at fault for the accident. These damages are called punitive because they are designed to punish the wrongdoer for their bad behavior.
The court in addition to the other damages that you have already received for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs, awards these damages. Punitive damages can sometimes double or triple the total amount of damages that you are entitled to receive. This is especially true if you have an experienced Texas commercial truck accident attorney representing you in your case.
If you were not the cause of the accident, you have the right to seek punitive damages as part of your total settlement. A Houston Truck Accident Attorney from Sandoval Law Firm, PLLC will represent your case in order to win you a satisfactory amount.
What Can a Houston Truck Accident Attorney Do for You?
If the person who caused your action has a history of unsafe actions, such as DUI convictions, your Houston truck accident attorney can bring this to the attention of the court. If the company that hired the driver has been fined or cited in the past for negligence or shoddy business practices, your lawyer will likewise bring this up.