What Are 'General Damages' In A Civil Claim?

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General damages traditionally cannot be calculated with certainty. Pain and suffering, emotional distress or NON-economic losses are examples of general damages. Parties usually assert that the parties seek a recovery for a loss that is not specialized in any manner and that the party has been wronged for of a general sum. Usually general damages only seek recovery to the extent that the court will allow.