What are punitive damages?

Punitive damages are sometimes awarded to a plaintiff in addition to actual damages that the defendant caused. Punitive damages are not awarded in the context of a breach of duty or contract, as their purpose is to punish a defendant when their actions are found to be exceptionally reckless or harmful. Punitive damages are usually awarded in cases where the defendant acted maliciously, intentionally, or with complete disregard for the rights of the plaintiff.

Wrongdoing that justifies punitive damages will vary from case to case. If you have sustained damages because of someone else’s extreme negligence in Connecticut, our attorneys at the Law Offices of Paul Levin can help you understand if you may be eligible to pursue punitive damages. Call 860.560.7226 today to discuss your case.