QUESTION: How will the person who caused my injury be punished?
Contact a Iowa personal injury ( product or premises liability) lawyer representing clients in Waterloo, Iowa today to schedule your initial consultation.
Defendants in civil actions, such as Personal Injury, are not fined nor do they receive jail terms as punishment in civil court. Those types of punishment are determined in criminal court. Punitive damages may be awarded by juries and courts that are designed to punish defendants who have intentionally harmed or behaved recklessly. Punitive damages are awarded to discourage such defendants from repeating their offenses in the future.
If you would like to schedule a initial consultation contact an Iowa personal injury (dog bite / slip and fall) attorney, representing clients in Waterloo, Iowa at the Kutmus, Pennington & Hook, P.C. Office Give us a call at (515) 288-3339 or complete our inquiry form.