June 22, 2014

What are the Categories of Damages South Carolina Law Recognizes?

South Carolina law recognizes multiple categories of damages in a car accident case. One, actual damages, or compensatory damages, attempt to return the injured person to their pre-injury status as if the wrongdoer never caused the injury in the first place. Paying for medical bills that were caused by the injury from the car collision is an example of actual damages. Two, punitive damages punish the wrongdoer for especially terrible conduct and uphold the injured person’s rights.