What Are Special Damages?
Special damages are a type of compensatory damage awarded in a personal injury lawsuit meant to compensate the victim for expenses and losses incurred due to the defendant’s mistake.
Special damages are the actual monetary losses suffered in an accident. Also known as economic, out-of-pocket, or tangible losses, special damages focus on the financial losses arising from the accident.
Special damages can refer to many different types of specific losses, including:
- Funeral or burial costs for a wrongful death
- Property repairs or replacement
- Travel expenses
- The costs associated with a disability
- Losses of income
- Legal fees and court costs
- Past and future medical expenses
Proving Special Damages
Establishing special damages in a personal injury lawsuit requires documented evidence. To calculate the estimated amount of special damages, add up the costs related to the accident.
To support their claim, the plaintiff must provide tangible evidence, such as receipts, bills, invoices, and other relevant documentation. This information is crucial in demonstrating the value of their special damages claim and ensuring fair compensation.
It is important to keep detailed records of your expenses after an accident and provide clear and organized evidence to support your claim.
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