In some personal injury cases the at-fault party may be responsible for paying punitive damages. The purpose of punitive damages is twofold:
In order to get punitive damages, the claimant has to show:
There are other requirements in North Carolina, such as that breach of contract can’t be the sole basis for the punitive damage claim and each of the terms used, such as claimant and fraud have more precise definitions.
Punitive damages in North Carolina can be no greater than the larger of the following two:
Anyone who has been in an accident in North Carolina because of someone’s carelessness or because of a worker’s compensation case, and who has received injuries, needs to have legal help. Contact Norfolk Injury Lawyer Joe Miller online or call us at 888-694-1671 for more information on how to proceed, how to work with your doctors, and whether you might have significant recovery coming your way.