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Types of Damages

Aggravated Damages
Aggravated Damages

Definition of AGGRAVATED DAMAGES: Extra damages added to a defendant caused by mental

Compensatory Damages (Also Called Actual Damages)
Compensatory Damages (Also Called Actual Damages)

There are two types of damages that may be awarded by the court, “compensatory,” and “punitive.” Compensatory damages, also referred to as “actual damages,” provide a plaintiff with the amount of money necessary to restore them to the financial state they were in prior to the action, or to replace what was lost.

General Damages (Also Called “Non-Pecuniary Damages”)
General Damages (Also Called “Non-Pecuniary Damages”)

The object of non-pecuniary damages is to compensate a plaintiff’s pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. The fairness and reasonableness of the award amount is measured by the impact of the particular injuries on the particular plaintiff.

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General Damages (Also Called Non-Pecuniary Damages)
General Damages (Also Called Non-Pecuniary Damages)

The first is general damages for pain and suffering, or what the courts call “non-pecuniary damages” because they are not damages directly related to a financial loss, but for pain and suffering.

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Liquidated Damages
Liquidated Damages

Liquidated damages (also referred to as liquidated and ascertained damages) are damages whose amount the parties designate during the formation of a contract for the injured party to collect as compensation upon a specific breach (e.g., late performance).

Pecuniary Damages (Also Called “Special Damages”)
Pecuniary Damages (Also Called “Special Damages”)

Pecuniary Damages (also called “Special Damages”) Damages that can be exactly measured in money. Damages intended to compensate a plaintiff for a quantifiable monetary loss. Special damages means the particular damage (beyond the general damage) that results from the particular circumstances of the case.

Pecuniary Damages (Also Called Special Damages)
Pecuniary Damages (Also Called Special Damages)

Pecuniary Damages (also called “Special Damages”) Damages that can be exactly measured in money. Damages intended to compensate a plaintiff for a quantifiable monetary loss. Special damages means the particular damage (beyond the general damage) that results from the particular circumstances of the case. Examples of such losses include: medical bills, lost wages, and repair costs.

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Punitive Damages (Also Called “Exemplary Damages”)
Punitive Damages (Also Called “Exemplary Damages”)

exemplary damages. n. often called punitive damages, these are damages requested and/or awarded in a lawsuit when the defendant's willful acts were malicious, violent, oppressive, fraudulent, wanton, or grossly reckless.