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What are punitive damages?

Punitive damages are damages meant to punish a defendant for his, her, or its negligence and deter future transgressions. These damages are usually awarded when the defendant in a civil case is judged to have committed an especially serious or deliberate act of negligence.

For more information about punitive damages and the legal process, contact the Wisconsin personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.

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