LAW 521-002 – Civil Procedure I
In a contract case, you can get expectation damages, those you foresaw at the time of the contract.
In contract cases you have a duty to mitigate, e.g. try to get another job.
In a tort case, you can get compensatory damages for all harm flowing from tort.
Insurance companies will usually settle a pain and suffering claim of three times the actual medical bills.
Liquidated damages still must have some reasonableness to them.