Personal injury claims arise when people are injured by negligent or careless acts of others, or injured by products that are defective somehow. When someone is determined to be legally responsible for injuring somebody else, they are liable for the injuries and may be made to pay the injured person punitive damages. Compensatory damages attempt to put an injured person back in the position he or she was in before being injured. Sometimes, punitive damages are also awarded in these lawsuits. Punitive damages are intended to punish wrongdoers and prevent them from harming others again. Our law firm handles a variety of personal injury claims.