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Are punitive damages recoverable in Idaho in wrongful death action?
One of the questions that comes up sometimes in wrongful death cases or wrongful death claims is, “Can I recover punitive damages?” Punitive damages are a specific type of damage that are available, in some cases in Idaho, if the defendant has acted particularly badly. They’re damages that are designed to punish somebody, and you can recover them in a wrongful death case in the right circumstances.
Not every death case, no matter how much the loss has been to you, is a death case in which punitive damages can be recovered in Idaho, but some are if there’s been an extreme deviation of reasonable standards of conduct. That’s a standard that has to be met and requires high-quality lawyering to be able to get to that level of proof to prove that extreme deviation and the appropriate bad state of mind.
These things will allow you to recover punitive damages in addition to the compensatory damages that are available, the economic losses that you’ve incurred, and, of course, for the general damages, the pain and suffering, the mental anguish, the loss of the relationship – all those things that are a component of the tragedy of a wrongful death claim.
Reach out to us. We’re happy to discuss with you the facts and the circumstances in your situation that will allow us to evaluate a wrongful death claim and the punitive damages in your wrongful death claim here in Boise.
Did you lose a loved one from the negligence of another in Boise and have questions about wrongful death punitive damages? Contact experienced Boise Wrongful Death Lawyers at Hepworth Holzer today for a free legal consultation and case evaluation.
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