Although difficult, it is possible to obtain punitive damages in Texas. In Texas, these are also called exemplary damages. Punitive damages are any monies awarded strictly as a penalty against the Defendant. Moreover, the intent is to deter similar future actions by that Defendant.
Texas courts set limits regarding punitive damages in lawsuits. Such measures passed the Texas state legislature as part of “tort reform” and now exist as a consideration when assessing case value. The litigation process reviews all damages, and maximum compensation for our clients remains our singular goal.