Human plaintiffs may be awarded specific damages, general damages
for both loss of reputation and hurt feelings (including aggravated damages), and punitive damages.
You must use your judgment to decide a reasonable amount based on the evidence and your common sense." Obviously, this leaves a very wide range of possibilities in an award of damages, with the defense attorney arguing how to minimize the general damages
and the plaintiff's attorney crafting arguments to maximize the award.
* BI payments for general damages
vary widely and do not obey anecdotal rules of thumb (such as that they are "three times" special damages).
* First, the Court held that the Minor Injury Cap draws a distinction between an automobile accident injury victim who is entitled to recover the full value of general damages
and an automobile accident injury victim who is limited to a recovery amount of $4000;
This article, therefore, argues that general damages
, which are inherently difficult to monetize and, consequently, highly negotiable, provide insurers an alternative means of flattening the total indemnification schedule when systematically underindemnifying special damages in a third-party setting is infeasible.
The award for pain and suffering and inability to enjoy life as previously is known as general damages
The patient sought special damages for medical bills totalling $261,285 and general damages
for her hip injury, for her physical problems that developed later, and for the decubitus ulcers.
Quantum Award: The court awarded general damages
of $450,000.00 and special damages of $797,889.00 ($40,733.00 for past lost wages; $8,408.00 for past employer meal costs; $231,824.00 for future wages; and $66,884.00 for fringe benefits contributions).
After a six-month trial on the merits, the Canadian court ruled that AREC had the right to foreclose on its security and that the corporate defendants and their principal were liable to pay $550,000 in general damages
for acts of oppression and conspiracy.
A Kenyan industrialist is reportedly suing British Airways (BA) for general damages
suffered during a flight with the airline.
In February 1995 Jamaican High Court judge Neville Theobalds ruled in favor of Broderick for the latter figure comprising J$938,400 in special damages and J$30,000 in general damages
of between Pounds 1,000 and Pounds 15,000 will be awarded, with other payments of between Pounds 1,500 and Pounds 7,500.