Wildflowers bloom in the Sierra Nevada
Wildflowers bloom in the Sierra Nevada

Can I file a Small Claim for damages, pain and suffering or punitive damages?
The judges do not award punitive damages except on rare occasions. If you feel punitive damages are warranted, sue for the amount you want and itemize what you are suing for and the judge may award them to you. The judge may also subtract them from the principal amount of the judgment.