Civil damages are monetary awards owed to a winning plaintiff by the losing defendant in a civil case that was tried in a court of law. Civil damages can be general, punitive, special or any combination of these. General damages include payment for non-quantitative damages such as pain and suffering. Punitive damages include payment for damages caused by the gross negligence of a defendant. Special damages include compensation for expenses such as medical bills, loss of income or wages and costs associated with repairing or replacing damaged property.
Civil damages can be awarded by a judge or jury in instances where a person has been injured in some fashion or has suffered a loss that stems from the wrongful or negligent actions of another party. The intent of awarding civil damages is to grant a plaintiff resources that restores them to the condition prior to the occurrence of the injury, if possible. The Ferrell Law Firm, P.C. specializes in helping individuals who have been wronged or injured recover civil damages from the wrongdoer or the wrongdoer’s insurance company. Steve Ferrell has significant experience collecting civil damges for people who have been harmed or injured by insurance companies, large corporations, or negligent individuals. Steve is Double Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.