If a have suffered from a personal injury, will the person who actually caused the injury punishable under Houston, Texas law?

The answer is no. Punishment only comes from all criminal cases and not from civil cases. A defendant in civil action for a personal injury case doesn’t receive stiff fines or jail terms as punishment. These are considered criminal sentences. A personal injury case is a civil dispute. However, the courts and juries can give what the Houston, Texas law considers punitive damages if the intentional acts of the defendant have affected and injured you. These awards, however, are very rare. A lawyer who specializes in the field of personal injury cases will be able to help you regarding your questions about your case. Call Blasingame Whitley, your Houston attorneys, to make an appointment to discuss the details of your particular case in Houston, Texas.

 

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/resources/law_issues_for_consumers/personalinjury.html

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