Compensatory Damages for Domestic Torts

Determining Compensatory and Punitive Damages

If your spouse or partner has inflicted injuries on you either negligently or intentionally, you may be able to obtain both compensatory and punitive damages.

Compensatory damages are out-of-pocket costs for financial losses such as past and future medical costs, lost income and emotional losses such as pain and suffering.

Punitive damages can also be assessed on the tortfeasor as punishment, and also to send a warning to others who may engage in the same behavior.

In a lawsuit involving injuries inflicted by spouses and partners, three elements must be demonstrated. It must be shown that:

  • The defendant owed a duty to the plaintiff;
  • The defendant breached that duty; and
  • There was a causal relationship between the defendant's behavior and the harm suffered by the plaintiff.

The Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C. in San Francisco is a firm that represents plaintiffs in domestic tort cases. We pursue these cases vigorously, seeking the best possible result for every client. Our attorneys can review your circumstances and discuss your legal rights and options so as to help determine whether the legal system affords you redress.

If you retain our firm to represent you, our lawyers will undertake a comprehensive legal effort designed to obtain results for you. We will document your medical costs and lost income, and place a value on your emotional suffering and distress through consultations with a psychologist or other mental health experts.

At the Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., we understand the physical suffering and emotional pain that a domestic tort can cause. We will seek full and complete compensation for all of your losses.

Contact the Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C. in San Francisco, California, for a confidential consultation about your case.