2019 Georgia Code
Title 51 - Torts
Chapter 12 - Damages
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 51-12-2. General and special damages distinguished; when recovered

Universal Citation: GA Code § 51-12-2 (2019)
  • (a) General damages are those which the law presumes to flow from any tortious act; they may be recovered without proof of any amount.

  • (b) Special damages are those which actually flow from a tortious act; they must be proved in order to be recovered.


Orig. Code 1863, § 3002; Code 1868, § 3015; Code 1873, § 3070; Code 1882, § 3070; Civil Code 1895, § 3910; Civil Code 1910, § 4507; Code 1933, § 105-2006.

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