Money paid to victims of a personal injury as compensation for injuries and other expenses is called damages. The responsible party - for example, an individual or a business or manufacturer - pays the damages as a negotiated settlement or as ordered by the court when the case is concluded.
The most common compensatory damages, or those that compensate a victim for what has been lost, include:
Punitive Damages and Court Costs
The court may award punitive damages on top of compensatory damages if the judge or jury finds that the defendant's conduct was reckless or particularly negligent.
The victim may also be awarded court costs as reimbursement for expenses like filing and process server fees and deposition transcripts.
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