Everyone who drives has specific duties and responsibilities while operating a motor vehicle. When a driver does not uphold those duties and someone is injured, the injured person is entitled to seek "special" and/or "general" compensation for damages. Special damages include documented losses or expenses due to the injury such as past and future lost wages and medical expenses. The term general damages refer to compensation for the change in the quality of life as a result of the injury.
This mural by Symeon Shimin, Contemporary Justice and the Child, compares the lives of children in just and unjust societies. On the left, children are exposed to a harsh world. The right side shows the ideal conditions needed for children to reach their potential.