Pennsauken, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/01/2017 -- The accident lawyers in South Jersey at The Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka, P.C. would like citizens throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania to be aware that they are fully capable of pursuing punitive damage claims for their clients. Punitive damages are compensation that exceeds the actual damages of the lawsuit and are awarded with intent to punish the wrongdoer.
Also known as exemplary damages, punitive damages are meant to deter the defendant and others from partaking in conduct similar to that which led to the lawsuit. The goal of punitive damages isn't to compensate the plaintiff, even though said plaintiff will receive at least some of the punitive damages award.
If compensatory damages, also known as actual damages, are not adequate, punitive damages are often awarded. The court can impose them to prevent plaintiffs from being under compensated as well as take pressure away from the criminal justice system.
Punitive damages can be sought in most lawsuits filed by proving that the defendant's actions were so outrageous that they warrant punishment. Because these punishments can be so severe, the standard for establishing such claims can be difficult to meet at times. There are multiple court rules when it comes to deciphering what types of damages can be awarded in a certain situation, and they vary state by state. By speaking with these personal injury and auto accident lawyers of NJ, citizens will be able to understand what kinds of damages they're entitled to.
To receive a free consultation to find out what type of damages a plaintiff is entitled, contact the team at The Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka, P.C. by calling 856-283-0589 or visiting https://www.ciecka.com.
About The Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka, P.C.
The Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka was established in 1976 as a people focused personal injury law firm. The firm treats its clients with the utmost care and respect, and works with their clients to get the best results possible. The firm provides legal representation throughout Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and surrounding counties, and all areas of Central and Southern New Southern New Jersey. The Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka focus only on handling injury cases in the practice areas of personal injury and workers compensation. Vincent J. Ciecka, P.C., has over three decades of experience providing the highest level of strategic legal representation for all facets of personal injury and workers compensation cases, having taken part in extensive past cases dealing with insurance companies and courts alike.
Individuals that have been hurt and need help, call 856-283-0589 or reach them at https://www.ciecka.com and they will fight for them so they can get back to their lifestyle without having to deal with the insurance companies.