Will the person at fault in my personal injury lawsuit be punished? 2017-09-06T14:01:54+00:00
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Will the person at fault in my personal injury lawsuit be punished?

This is a different aspect of our justice system, and not a part of your lawsuit.

Punishments are meted out when a party violates a law, and the government charges him with a crime.  Punishments here might include fines, imprisonment, or both.  This process is called a criminal action in the justice system.

Your lawsuit, on the other hand, is a civil action.  The only possible results involve the awarding of monetary damages.  The expectation is that monetary awards will serve to deter people from being negligent and creating conditions that allow accidents such as yours to occur.  The civil justice system has no power to punish a defendant with jail or even a fine.

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