What are general damages?

The general rule of damages in tort is that the injured party may recover for all detriment caused whether it could have been anticipated or not. (Code of Civ. Proc., § 3333; Hunt Bros. Co. v. San Lorenzo etc. Co. [(1906)] 150 Cal. 51, 56.) The recoverable damages include “special” or “general” damages. (Beeman v. Burling (1990) 216 Cal.App.3d 1586, 1601.)

Special and General Damages

“Special” damages consist of all economic (i.e., out-of-pocket) losses caused by the injury that can be documented by bills, receipts, and other records. (Id. at 1599.)

“General” damages consist of the noneconomic or intangible losses that result from the injury complained of, such as pain and suffering and other forms of loss that are subjective and not directly quantifiable by reference to bills or receipts. (Id.) General damages “may be proved under the ad damnum clause or general allegation of damage.” (Zvolanek v. Bodger Seeds, Ltd. (1935) 5 Cal.App.2d 106, 108; Treadwell v. Whittier (1889) 80 Cal. 574, 579.)

A plaintiff must present evidentiary facts, not conclusions, regarding general damages; the types of evidence supporting an award of general damages include evidence disclosing that plaintiff suffered severe pain following the incident, “presently suffers from pain on a daily basis which creates functional lifestyle limitations, and will have chronic pain for the rest of [his] life.” (Westphal v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 68 Cal.App.4th 1071, 1080 (1998).)

It “has traditionally been left to the trier of fact to assess the degree of harm suffered and to fix a monetary amount as just compensation.” (Walnut Creek Manor v. Fair Employment & Housing Com., 54 Cal.3d 245, 263 (1991).) For example, “the law does not prescribe a definite standard or method to calculate compensation for pain and suffering. The jury is merely required to award an amount that is reasonable in light of the evidence.” (Damele v. Mack Trucks, 219 Cal.App.3d 29, 38 (1990).)

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Proof of Service of First Amended Summons and First Amended Complaint as...

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Notice of Motion & Motion TO STRIKE PORTIONS OF PLAINTIFFS' FIRST AMENDE...

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Complaint - Case Management Conference

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Complaint - Case Management Conference

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Complaint - Case Management Conference

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Complaint - Case Management Conference

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Plaintiff's Case Management Statement - Case Management Conference

history of a serious medical condition so that they would not have to pay O'Brien full lifetime 2 retirement benefit or medical coverage. O'Brien was the most senior analyst at the time of her termination. She was also the 4 oldest analyst and had the highest salary of any analyst employed. Following O'Brien's terminat...

Complaint - Case Management Conference

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Defendant's Case Management Statement - Case Management Conference

ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, State Bar number, and address) FOR COURT USE ONLY Michael Jones 318262 Law Offices of Yempuku & McNamara London, KY 40742 916-649-8333 TELEPHONE NO.: FAX NO. (Optional) 603-334-7903 [email protected] E-MAIL ADDRESS (Optional) ...

Case Management Statement Filed - Case Management Statement

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First Amended Complaint - Amended Complaint

history of a serious medical condition so that they would not have to pay O'Brien full lifetime 2 retirement benefit or medical coverage. O'Brien was the most senior analyst at the time of her termination. She was also the 4 oldest analyst and had the highest salary of any analyst employed. Following O'Brien's terminat...

REPLY TO DEFENDANT DAVID KING-STEPHENS, M.D. S OPPOSITION TO MOTION FOR ...

1 Stephen B. Heath - 237622 [email protected] 2 Steven W. Yuen - 230768 [email protected] 3 Joshua G. Wong - 306744 [email protected] 4 HEATH & YUEN, APC 268 Bush Street, #3006 5 San Francisco, CA 94104 Tel: (415) 622-7004 6 Fax: (415) 373-3957 7 Attorneys for Plaintiffs ...

Answer/Response/Denial/Demurrer - First Appearance - Answer - Response -...

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CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT - Case Management Conference Statement

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Notice of Motion & Motion TO STRIKE PORTIONS OF PLAINTIFFS' FIRST AMENDE...

DUMMIT, BUCHHOLZ & TRAPP Attorneys At Law 1661 Garden Highway Sacramento, California 95833 Telephone (916) 929 Fax (916) 927 Carolyn L. Northrop State Bar No. 237989 Email: [email protected] Thomas M. Gray State Ba...

Defendant's Case Management Statement - Case Management Statement

ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, State Bar number, and address) FOR COURT USE ONLY Michael Jones 318262 Law Offices of Yempuku & McNamara London, KY 40742 916-649-8333 TELEPHONE NO.: FAX NO. (Optional) 603-334-7903 [email protected] E-MAIL ADDRESS (Optional) ...

Complaint - Case Management Conference

1 PLAINTIFF’S COMPLAINT INTRODUCTION This Complaint is brought by Plaintiff Jennifer Florentin, a former employee of Defendant My Circle Health, Inc. and its owners, Lonny Davis and Eric Osmolinski My Circle ...

10 MOTIONS IN LIMINE TO PRECLUDE ANY REFERENCE TO THE EFFECT OF CIVIL CO...

HASSARD BONNINGTON LLP James M. Goodman, Esq. (#65972) J SUPPLE LAW [email protected] Madeline Lough-Stevens (#323789) 990 Fifth Avenue Attorneys for Defendant DAVID KING-STEPHENS, M.D. SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STAT...

Complaint - Case Management Conference

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Plaintiff, Defendants. DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL ADAM STOLTZ (“Plaintiff” or “ ”), for his com...

Complaint - Case Management Conference

1 Glenn R. Kantor – State Bar No. 122643 E-mail: [email protected] 2 Stacy Monahan Tucker – State Bar No. 218942 E-mail: [email protected] 3 KANTOR & KANTOR, LLP 19839 Nordhoff Street 4 Northridge, CA 91324 Telephone: (818) 886-2525 5 Facsimile: (818) 350-6272 6 At...

MINUTE ORDER- Motion to Strike - Motion to Strike

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Plaintiff's Case Management Statement - Case Management Conference

CM-110 [ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, State Bar number, and address): Gay Carroll-Haring, SBN 203803 FOR COURT USE ONLY Law Offices of Gay Carroll-Haring s Court of Calif 770 L Street, Suite 950 JF Superior Court of California Sacramento, CA 95814 | County of Butte TELEPHONE NO: 916-443-3553 FAX.NO. (Opttona): N/A L E-MAIL ADDRESS (Optional: [email protected] ATTORNEY FOR (Name): Plaintiff Adam Stoltz E / SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF BUTTE - \ STREET ADDR...

Reply to Opposition

CON DAH eB NY me yb NR YP YP RB YN NR Dm ee me _ 2 IA A & BH HB SF SCae DAR aAREHKR ETS Poliquin & DeGrave LLP Mark P. Poliquin, SBN 94682 Jonathan A. Falcioni, SBN 293405 22972 Mill Creek Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653 Tel: (949) 716-8230 Fax: (949) 716-4750 Email: [email protected] Attorneys for Defendants, ALEJANDRO H. HERRERA, an individual; EVAN HESS, an individual; HERRERA LAW PARTNERS SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF STANISLAUS STEVEN DUD...

Notice of Entry of Judgment

CIV-130 ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, State Bar number, and address): FOR COURT USE ONLY [~ CHRISTOPHER W. WOOD, ESQ. / SBN: 193955 DREYER BABICH BUCCOLA WOOD CAMPORA, LLP 20 Bicentennial Circle Sacramento, CA 95826 tevepHone No. (916) 379-3500 Faxno. (optionay: (916) 379-3599 E-MAIL ADDRESS (Optional): ATTORNEY FOR (Name): Plaintiffs, SANDRA KIRK, et al. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTYOF Stanislaus STREET ADDRESS: 801 10th Street, 4th Floor MAILING ADDRESS: crryanpzipcoo...

Case Management Statement Filed - CMC: 12/16/2020: Case Management State...

CM-110 ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, Slale Bar number, and address): FOR COURT USE ONLY Corina Burchfield SBN: 305157 SAWL LAW GROUP 2150 Tulare Street Fresno, CA 93721 TELEPHONE No.: (559) 266-9800 FAX NO. (Optiona):(559) 266-3421 E-MAIL ADDRESS (Optionay: [email protected] ATTORNEY FOR (Name): Judy Lopez et al. ‘SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OFFRESNO street apres: ]130 O Street alLinc appress:1130 O Street crTy ANDZIP CODE: Fresno, 93721-2220 BRANCH NAME:B....

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