Uncertain Damages Law and Legal Definition

Uncertain damages are damages that cannot be evidently attributed to the result of a wrong. Normally, the rule which precludes the recovery of uncertain damages applies to those that are not the certain result of the wrong, not to those which are definitely attributable to the wrong and only uncertain in respect of their amount. If a claim for uncertain damages could not be set off by the plaintiff in an action against him/her by the defendants, the defendants are not entitled to the benefit of it as a set-off in an action by the plaintiff.