Mitigation Of Damages Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is Mitigation Of Damages?

(n) Mitigation of Damages is the responsibility of the sufferer of a crime, misdoing or accident to take steps to stop or reduce further or consequential loss which may occur to them as a result of the crime, accident or wrongdoing to which he was subjected. Eg. In an accident, one is expected to secure the salvaged goods saving them from further loss by lying at the accident spot.