They’re also given out considerably less often than compensatory harms. Notify the local police if you’re engaged in a real accident, especially if anybody has been wounded. The cops will notify the closest clinical hospital if it is more likely to be significant. Get the names and phone numbers of the officials on the scene and data on the way to get a duly-signed copy of their accident report. A settlement is usually reached by negotiation, followed by a formal settlement. Both parties agree to forego any future motion in trade for paying a predetermined sum of money.