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Are punitive damages available in TN car wreck cases?

The purpose of punitive damages today is not to compensate the plaintiff but rather, to reprimand the offender and to discourage the offender and others from committing comparable wrongs in the future. The Tennessee courts are in the habit of awarding punitive damages in select car wreck cases, but not all. If you sustained serious injuries in a Tennessee automobile collision, you may wish for the courts to punish the defendant by forcing him or her to pay you punitory damages. Whether or not they will do so depends on a number of factors.

Pedestrian killed by cement truck in Nashville

When it comes to truck wrecks, large semis are often attributed to these devastating incidents. However, trucks of any size, ranging from big rigs to construction vehicles and delivery trucks, can cause a tragic collision. Tennessee residents are not only in danger from trucks on high-speed freeways – trucks can pose a hazard to others on smaller city streets and in parking lots, as well.

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