Are Punitive Damages Recoverable in Wrongful Death Actions?

By on April 16th, 2016

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Punitive damages are an extra monetary penalty against the party found legally responsible in a civil lawsuit. They are usually awarded because the defendant’s behavior was reckless or malicious. Some, but not all, jurisdictions allow plaintiffs to seek punitive damages in wrongful death cases. Your Stark & Stark attorney can tell you more.

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