Damages suffered because of the injured party's particular circumstances. Also called special damages, since they result from a breach of contract and yet would not necessarily be incurred by every injured party experiencing that breach. Consequential damages are generally not recoverable in contract disputes, but are recoverable in tort.
See General damages (contrast).
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Damage or injury that does not directly and immediately result from a wrongful act, but is a consequence of the initial act. To be awarded consequential damages in a lawsuit, the damages must be a foreseeable result of the initial act.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:13 pm