What is the difference between compensatory and punitive damages?

Compensatory damages are recovered through personal injury claims to compensate for any injuries you may have suffered in an accident. Compensation can be used towards settling medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Punitive damages can be recovered if the at-fault party’s actions were intentional, reckless, or grossly negligent. Your personal injury attorney will help you determine which damages you are entitled to if you are injured in an accident.

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The types of damages you are entitled to depend largely on the circumstances of your accident. Contact the Greenway Law Firm in Austin at (512) 829-1213 to schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney.