punitive damages

When Can a Judge Deny Punitive Damages in a Truck Accident Trial and Dismiss the Case?

When Can a Judge Deny Punitive Damages in a Truck Accident Trial and Dismiss the Case? This case arises from a motor vehicle collision where a commercial truck driver for a trucking company was involved in a collision, and the victim asked the court for punitive damages. Background One night, while driving for the company,… read more

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Drunk Driving, Truck Accidents, and Intervening Causes

Is a Drunk Driver’s Actions an Intervening Cause? An intervening cause is an event that happens after a party’s improper or dangerous action and before the damage that could otherwise have been caused by the dangerous act. In effect, it “breaks the chain” of causation between the original act and the harm to the injured… read more

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