Definition of "Liability, civil damages awarded"
Three types of damages can be awarded to a plaintiff:
- Special Damages reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses, including medical bills, legal charges, cost of repairing damaged or destroyed property, and loss of current and projected income.
- General Damagesï¿½reimbursement for damages that do not readily lend themselves to quantitative measurement, commonly known as"pain and suffering."
- Punitive Damagesï¿½reimbursement for damages due to gross negligence by a defendant.
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