Personal Injury Traffic Accident Attorney Sally Morin discusses future damages in a personal injury case.

As I’ve talked about in other videos, there are two types of damages: special and general, and three types of special damages you can recover: property damages, medical damages and loss of earnings damages. These discussions have been focused on collecting for past damages (damages that you have already incurred.)

Today, I explain FUTURE DAMAGES (damages that have not occurred, but are expected to occur in the future): Someone who is anticipated to incur special and/or general damages in the future may be compensated for those damages.

To recover damages for future medical expenses you must prove the reasonable cost of reasonably necessary medical care that you are reasonably certain to need in the future. To recover damages for future lost earnings, you must prove the amount of earnings you will be reasonably certain to lose in the future as a result of the injury.

To recover for future pain and suffering, you must prove that you are reasonably certain to suffer that harm in the future. This may sound simple enough, but in order to prove these future damages, you will likely have to hire medical economic and psychological experts to provide their testimony about the reasonableness and likelihood of these future damages.

If you have any questions about a particular personal injury case, please submit your case for review by the experienced personal injury team at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers. We are top-ranked personal injury attorneys with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland, and San Jose.

This video and accompanying text is not intended to be a source of legal advice for any purpose. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. The information in this video and text does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your case.

Accident Client

“Last March, my partner was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street. During this difficult time of healing, we knew that bills were going to pile up and his was going to be a long process. After looking at multiple law firms, we knew that Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers was going to be the best place to work with. Lauren and her team were patient, supportive and caring during his difficult time. His schedule was always busy with work and doctor appointments that his main source of communication was through email. Lauren and her team made it to where he didn’t have to worry about anything but just sending over the paper work he got from the hospital, and other bill collectors involving his incident and they worried about the rest.

Because of all their help my partner Aaron, was able to heal with less worries on his shoulders. By end of December, everything was settled and we were pleased with the results. I’d like to give a huge thank you to Lauren & the Sally Morin team. If you’re looking for a law firm for your incident, I’d definitely look at this law firm.”

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