A Voluntary Agreement Between Legally Competent Parties

Damages may be general or consequential. General damage is natural damage resulting from an infringement. The resulting damages are damages which, although not naturally resulting from a breach, are of course accepted by both parties at the time of the conclusion of the contract. An example would be someone renting a car to go to a business meeting, but if that person arrives to pick up the car, they are not there. The general damage would be the cost of renting another car. Consequential damages would be lost business if that person was unable to attend the meeting, if both parties knew the reason why the party was renting the car. However, it is still mandatory to reduce losses. The fact that the car was not there does not give the party the right not to try to rent another car.