Damages1 may be awarded for pecuniary loss including future pecuniary loss, such as loss of profits or earnings, although a deduction may be made for benefits received2. A person injured by another's wrong is entitled to general damages for non-pecuniary loss, such as pain and suffering and loss of amenity and enjoyment of life3. Where the death of the deceased has been caused by the act or omission giving rise to the cause of action, damages may be awarded for the benefit of the estate
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