How much money can I get for a civil lawsuit against the police?Filed under FAQs, Lawsuits and Damages on February 28, 2011
FAQs About Police Brutality Civil Lawsuits
How much money can I get for damages for pain and suffering / emotional distress?
Damages for emotional distress/pain and suffering are damages (financial compensation) awarded beyond reimbursement for actual expenses. These types of damages are sometimes awarded as a way of financially punishing a wrongdoer or to send a message to others certain acts will not be tolerated by society.
Damages are generally separated into two main categories:
- Economic Damages, and
- Noneconomic Damages (general damages, including for pain and suffering and emotional distress.)
The amount of money you may be awarded for damages in a civil lawsuit depends on several things:
- The severity of injury or degree of wrongdoing;
- Proving negligence, or intentional wrongdoing by officer(s) or another responsible official;
- Maximum recovery amounts that may be determined by state or federal law; and
- How effectively your attorney develops and presents your case.
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