What is the Difference Between Personal Injury Damages & Punitive Damages?

Personal injury damages or actual damages include the following: physical pain, mental distress, disability, medical expenses, disfigurement, inability to work, loss of income.

Almost everyone has heard about “punitive damages” they are also called “exemplary damages” and are sparingly available in personal injury litigation in Texas.

Punitive damages or exemplary damages are not as common in personal injury cases. The difference is that punitive damages involve the defendant knowingly acting with gross negligence and misconduct towards the victim.

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