Glossary of Personal Injury Law TermsThere are 1274 entries in this glossary.
|Exemplary Damages or Punitive Damages||
Compensation greater than is necessary to pay a plaintiff for a loss. These damages are awarded because the loss was aggravated by violence, oppression, malice, fraud or wanton and wicked conduct on the part of the defendant. Such damages are intended to punish the defendant for his evil behavior or make an example of him or her.