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A Brief Explanation of Compensatory and Punitive Damages

In tort law, there are 2 main categories of damages that can be awarded in a personal injury case: compensatory damages and punitive damages. The chief objective of such damages is to restore an injured victim’s quality of life back … Continue reading

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Who is Liable for Independent Contractor Commercial Construction Injuries?

When an independent contractor, or one of their employees, is injured on the job at a commercial construction site, it is common for people to think that the liability for damages and losses falls onto the contractor; however, others believe … Continue reading

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The Fundamentals of a Negligence Lawsuit

When a victim sues an at-fault person in civil court for personal injuries that resulted from an accident caused by the defendant, it is considered a negligence lawsuit. In criminal court, there are wrongdoers, whereas, in civil court, there are … Continue reading

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Types of Damages Awarded for Victims of Injury

Under tort law, when a person is a victim of a civil wrong-doing, a court may award damages to compensate them for their injuries and losses. Assessing the amount of damages is often a difficult and complex process since so … Continue reading

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