general damages

Definition of "general damages"
  1. Monetary compensation for harm or injuries approximated due to their imperceptible nature, encompassing physical and mental suffering, shortened life expectancy, and loss of a loved one's companionship
How to use "general damages" in a sentence
  1. The plaintiff was awarded general damages for the mental suffering caused by the accident.
  2. His claim included general damages for the loss of companionship after his wife's sudden demise.
  3. Alongside medical expenses, she sought general damages for her shortened life expectancy due to the accident.

Provide Feedback
Browse Our Legal Dictionary
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z