Definition - What does General Damages mean?
General damages refers to a monetary amount which is recovered or won in a lawsuit due to injuries suffered. This may include suffering, pain, or the inability to perform a particular task. It is often used in a breach of contract claim where exact monetary value can't be calculated.
Justipedia explains General Damages
General damages are different from exemplary (punitive) damages and special damages.. General damages are assumed to have occurred to complainant and there is no need for them to be pleaded separately.
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