special damages
special damages see damage 2

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

special damages

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


special damages
Damages that compensate the plaintiff for quantifiable monetary losses such as medical bills and the cost to repair damaged property (direct losses) and lost earnings (consequential damages). Distinguished from general damages, for which there is no exact dollar value to the plaintiff's losses.
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: If, When & Where to File a Lawsuit
Category: Mediation, Arbitration & Collaborative Law
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


special damages
Pecuniary compensation for injuries that follow the initial injury for which compensation is sought.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


special damages
Pecuniary compensation for injuries that follow the initial injury for which compensation is sought.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

special damages
n.
   damages claimed and/or awarded in a lawsuit which were out-of-pocket costs directly as the result of the breach of contract, negligence or other wrongful act by the defendant. Special damages can include medical bills, repairs and replacement of property, loss of wages and other damages which are not speculative or subjective. They are distinguished from general damages, in which there is no evidence of a specific dollar figure.
   See also: damages, general damages

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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