What are "Special Damages" ?
This is compensation for money you have had to pay out pre-trial and have lost because of the accident / injury / illness, and which you can put a figure on.
Examples are money spent on travel, prescription fees, buying special equipment, damage to property, insurance excess etc.
Special Damages must be proved by the party claiming, they are not assumed by a court. Losses that are particular to your case, for example, damage to you car in an accident or an injury that prevents you from playing your favourite sport.
A court will have to decide an amount of compensation for these sorts of losses.
Questions & Answers
- When can I make a claim?
- Who do I claim against?
- How do I make a claim?
- What do I need to do before I see a solicitor?
- Can I claim for anything else other than my injury or illness?
- Can I get Legal Aid?
- Is there a time limit for making a claim?
- Can I make any other claims apart from a court claim?
- What if I was partly to blame for the accident?
- What are "General Damages"?
- What are "Special Damages"?
- Am I entitled to any interest on the compensation I receive?
- What are "disbursements"?