Compensatory and punitive damages can be awarded to the plaintiff if the court rules in favor of the plaintiff. Compensatory damages aim to compensate the victim with the amount of money already spent on their injuries, medical treatments, and future expenses they might have to sustain due to their injuries. The punitive damages pay for the fees and costs it took the plaintiff to pay for the case in general. These fees can be used as an example for others to avoid making the same mistakes as the defendant. 

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