We Seek Punitive Damages

Our law firm holds the most egregious offenders accountable

In 1974, The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic was founded to help make our community safer by fighting for victims of the negligent actions of others. Since then, our work in Florida and nationwide has led to real progress toward that goal. Many of our cases have resulted in safety reforms and regulations that have prevented future accidents from happening, while also winning fair compensation for our clients to help them rebuild their lives.

Most of the damages (financial compensation) in personal injury cases consist of compensatory damages. That is, the victim is compensated for their losses due to the accident such as medical expenses, lost wages, replacement services and other costs, as well as pain and suffering, lost enjoyment of life and loss of consortium.

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But there are cases in which compensatory damages don't go far enough. When the negligence of others is serious enough that we need to send an especially strong message, we will ask the court to award punitive damages.

What are punitive damages?

Punitive damages are financial payments awarded to the plaintiff (that is, the injured person) from the defendant (the person responsible for the injury), just like compensatory damages. However, instead of being intended to reimburse the victim for specific losses, these damages are intended to punish the defendant for particularly reckless, grossly negligent or intentional acts. They are also known as exemplary damages in some jurisdictions.

Some types of cases that may lead to punitive damages include:

Our personal injury attorneys have the legal experience to understand when punitive damages may be in order - and we have the resources and litigation skills needed to effectively advocate for these damages for our clients.

How punitive damages can benefit the victim

Even though punitive damages are not directly intended to compensate the victim for his or her injuries, they can play an important role in terms of getting fair compensation. That's because when punitive damages are awarded, insurance policy limits may not apply and caps on damages can be overcome. Likewise, certain entities may lose their immunities to litigation when they commit acts worthy of punitive damages. Perhaps most importantly, an award of punitive damages sends a strong, clear message that you were wronged - and for many people, that is an important step toward closure.

If you have any reason to suspect you were hurt due to malicious or grossly negligent acts, you absolutely need to contact us right away. Don't allow yourself to be victimized twice. Get an experienced attorney on your side who can demand that the person or company that injured you be held accountable.

The sooner you call and meet with us for a free consultation, the sooner we can take action to protect your legal rights. We're dedicated to helping those who have been hurt get fair compensation and closure. Call 904-358-8881 today.

Pajcic & Pajcic
1 Independent Dr Suite 1900
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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