General Damages
Refers to damage or loss that the law presumes a person incurs as a consequence of a tort. The exact amount is not or cannot be quantified at the time of the trial. They are not capable of being assessed by reference to any mechanical, arithmetical or objective formula

Special Damages
Refers to damage or loss which the law does not presume to arise from tort. It must be specifically stated and strictly proved with full details to the court. It is calculated from the date the tort occurred until the case is brought to court.

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