Courts in personal injury cases can generally provide three types of relief: compensatory damages, punitive damages, and injunctive relief.
Compensatory damages are the default type of damage for a large proportion of cases. Compensatory damages are monetary payments designed to directly pay for the harm incurred by the victim. These damages includes, if applicable, money for medical expenses, lost wages for the past and future, loss of companionship, loss of property, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment.
Punitive damages are designed to punish a wrongdoer for behavior that is very egregious and reprehensible. These damages are typically worth much more than compensatory damages because they are based on an individual or entity’s resources. However, section 768.73 of the Florida Statutes limits the total amount of some punitive damage awards.
Injunctive relief, by contrast to compensatory or punitive damages, is not monetary. Injunctive relief is when a court directs a person or entity to do something or refrain from doing something. For example, a restraining order, or an injunction to stop selling a particular product is an example of injunctive relief.
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