Many people have heard the term "special damages" or "specials" as it pertains to an injury lawsuit.
Special damages are usually medical bills for treatment, lost wages, or out of pocket expenses that can be accurately calculated.
Special damages differ from general damages for that very reason; an exact number can be calculated from the proof to show what you have lost. General damages usual refer to pain and suffering which is an entirely subjective assessment.
If you have been involved with a serious personal injury accident and would like to learn more about your rights, we would be happy to discuss your claim with you.