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Types of Damages Awarded

For personal injury cases that are successfully awarded compensation, there are two types of damages that could be awarded to the victim. Depending on the circumstances of the accident and injury, the victim may be awarded either compensatory or punitive damages.

If you have been injured in an accident caused by another party's negligence, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. Contact the Kenosha personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 to schedule a free case evaluation.


Most personal injury cases are awarded compensatory damages. In these cases, the negligent party pays the victim enough money to compensate them for their losses. Frequently, compensatory damages include:

  • Any medical expenses related to the accident
  • Lost wages resulting from the accident and subsequent injuries
  • Property damage caused by the accident
  • Pain and suffering

The intent of compensatory damages is to help return the victim to the state (both physically and fiscally) he or she was in prior to the accident.


In rare cases, a victim is awarded punitive damages in addition to compensatory fees. Punitive damages are not only intended to assist the victim in his or her recovery, but also to punish the negligent party for his or her actions. Typically, punitive damages are only awarded when the negligent party is a business or entity with a lot of money, which, if only required to pay compensatory damages, would have little incentive for addressing the problem or preventing it from occurring in the future.

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