Damages Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Damages, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Damages?

In legal terms damage refers to loss of life, property, potential gains which couldn’t be made, lost opportunities, etc. because of (un)intentional design of someone, negligence, out of control externalities (say, natural calamties), and such. Damages also stands for the compensation that is provided by law to the complainant.