In some cases, punitive damages may be available to the injured person. In order to determine if punitive damages are available, you will want an experienced attorney to evaluate your claim. Punitive damages are awarded where the defendant's conduct is willful, wanton and malicious. Punitive damages are intended to punish a defendant for their behavior. A clear example of a case where punitive damages may be available is a drunk driving case. Wisconsin law provides that in some instances drunk driving can rise to the level where punitive damages are appropriate. If you are injured by a drunk driver, you should always contact a personal injury attorney.
If you have been injured, you should consult with experienced trial counsel. At Herrick & Hart, we can help you evaluate your claim. We can assist in pursuing punitive damages if they are appropriate for the case.