How Often Are Punitive Damages Awarded in Mississippi Injury Claims?
A severe injury can seriously and even permanently alter the course of your future, impacting everything from your physical and emotional health to your financial stability. When you’ve been injured because of another person’s or entity’s negligence, it is important for you to understand the compensation to which you are legally entitled.
Mississippi law affords injury victims the right to pursue compensation for their related damages, including lost wages, medical bills, property damage, mental anguish, and more. This compensation can typically be broken down into three categories: economic, non-economic, and punitive damages.
Economic and non-economic damages are the most commonly awarded compensation. So how often are punitive damages awarded in Mississippi injury claims?