actual damages

Definition of "actual damages"
  1. Compensation an injured party receives to cover the losses directly linked to the injury
How to use "actual damages" in a sentence
  1. The court awarded actual damages to the plaintiff to make up for the financial losses she incurred due to the injury.
  2. The defendant was required to pay the actual damages to cover the cost of the damage he caused to the plaintiff's property.
  3. After an assessment of the situation, the claim for actual damages was initiated to compensate for the direct losses stemming from the accident.

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