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Punitive Damages in Illinois Truck Accident Cases

There are two kinds of damages that can be recovered in a truck accident case – compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages are those meant to compensate you for the injuries and losses you suffered as a result of the truck accident, or the death of a loved one.

Punitive damages, which can be awarded in addition to compensatory damages, are meant to punish the defendant and set an example for others in the trucking industry.

Punitive damages can only be awarded under specific circumstances, and are vigorously opposed by trucking companies. It takes an experienced attorney to understand how the law works and when the law permits punitive damages in a particular case.

With over 30 years of experience handling trucking accidents for my clients, I know exactly when and how to seek punitive damages for you or your loved ones involved in a trucking accident so that no money gets left on the table in your case. Contact me immediately.

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