Definitions for "Mitigation of Damages"
a duty owed by the party who sustained injury to his person or property to minimize the loss by acting in a reasonably prudent manner
The requirement that a person injured by someone else's negligence must take reasonable measures to reduce the damages, injury, cost, and prevent additional damages.
The principle that a person suing for damages must have taken reasonable steps to minimize the harm done, or the amount of money awarded will be lowered. See Maryhill v. Emil’s Concrete. Class