Special Damages Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is Special Damages?

(n) special damages are the claims awarded in a law suit compensating the directly related cost or damages incurred by the plaintiff as a result of the wrongful act done by the defendant. For example, In an accident the wage loss due to incapability to work results in loss of income directly related to the accident