Remote Damages Law and Legal Definition

Remote damages are damages from an injury not occurring directly from and as a natural result of the wrong complained of. They are damages of an unusual and speculative nature.

The following is an example of a case law on remote damages:

Remote damages are such as are the unusual and unexpected result, not reasonably to be anticipated from an accidental or unusual combination of circumstances, a result beyond and over which the negligent party has no control. The law regards only the direct and proximate results of negligent acts as creating a liability against a defendant. [Braun v. Craven, 175 Ill. 401 (Ill. 1898)].