The most common remedy in civil cases is monetary damages. However, there are two other types of remedies available to plaintiffs and civil courts: injunctions and specific enforcement orders. There are several remedies for a breach of contract, such as compensation for damages, specific performance, termination and restitution. In courts of limited jurisdiction, the primary remedy is compensation for damages.
Since specific performance and termination are equitable remedies that do not fall within the jurisdiction of trial courts, they are not addressed in this tutorial. The type of legal remedies that will be applied in specific cases depends on the nature of the wrongful act and on your responsibility. In the history of the English legal system, legal recourse only existed in the form of monetary relief and, therefore, the victim had to file a request through a separate system if they wanted other forms of compensation.