General Damages Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is General Damages?

(n) General Damages are the compensation awarded by a court in Lawsuits where claim for the damages, loss or injury cannot be quantified accurately in money terms. Eg. Damages awarded for non performance of contract to play a drama. Here specific damages can be the reimbursement of expenses met by the organizer, General Damages can be awarded for their efforts, loss of fame, loss of profit etc.