Beware the Peril of Punitive Damages

August 1, 2013
Michael McGrory
Plane Talking




"Beware the Peril of Punitive Damages" explains how unlike compensatory damages, which are designed to make the plaintiff whole, punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant and to deter any similar events from happening in the future. Punitive damages are not commonly awarded, especially in the aviation industry. Because of the extensive training that aviation professionals receive, most of the cases that involve aviation injuries are not due to extreme reckless conduct. If punitive damages are allowed, they are significant.

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