What’s The Difference Between Compensatory And Punitive Damages

Posted by Brian Price & filed under Auto Accidents, Serious Injury, Truck Accidents.


In all of our cases, we are looking to collect compensatory damages for our clients.  These are awards for economic losses, pain and suffering, humiliation, embarrassment and loss of life’s pleasures.  However, here at DLP, we also analyze each case to see if there is a punitive component to the damages.  This would be compensation for actions that were egregious or outrageous.  A DUI defendant would be a good example of a punitive case.  Before you sign up with a lawyer, make sure that all aspects of damages are being explored.   You may have a case worth more than just compensatory damages. Bprice@dlplaw.com.

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Brian Price

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Brian has been practicing law in Northeastern Pennsylvania for the past 17 years. In 2000 he became partner in Dougherty, Leventhal & Price, L.L.P. He is Board Certified in Trial Advocacy, named a Super Lawyer and sits on the Board of Governors in Philadelphia.

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