What are pecuniary damages?

Pecuniary damages are all special damages, but not general damages, which a person could recover against the defendant in a civil action arising out of the facts or events constituting the defendant's criminal activities and includes:

Losses including earnings and medical expenses

The money equivalent of property taken, destroyed, broken, or otherwise harmed

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1. What is restitution?
2. Who is considered a victim?
3. What is criminal activity?
4. What are pecuniary damages?
5. How do I apply for restitution?
6. How does the court decide what to order for restitution?
7. If restitution is ordered to me, how do I collect it?
8. Is there any other way to get restitution for my medical bills without having to wait for the defendant to pay restitution?