Can you sue for future medical expenses?
You can sue for future medical expenses in a medical malpractice lawsuit. But to win these damages, you must prove they are legitimate, just as you do with any compensation you seek in a civil tort lawsuit.
How do you prove future medical costs?
To prove future medical costs usually requires expert medical testimony. Physicians and other healthcare providers would have to testify about the medical care you will require in the future as a result of your injuries.
Can you sue for potential harm?
California is a comparative fault state. This law allows more than one person to be blamed for an accident. You have the legal right to sue for damages for the amount that it takes to fix or replace your damaged or lost property. If you can’t prove how much you lost, you won’t get awarded compensation for it.
What is a fair settlement for pain and suffering?
For example, if a plaintiff incurs $3,000 in medical bills related to a broken arm, he might multiply that by three, and conclude that $9,000 represents a reasonable amount for pain and suffering. The multiplier method is used in our accident settlement calculator.
Are future medical expenses special damages?
The easiest way to think about these types of damages is that they are any figure you can prove a specific exact amount either through bills or expert opinion. Special damages are usually your medical bills (past, present and future) and your lost wages (past, present, and future).
What must be proven in a personal injury case?
But in order to obtain financial recovery, the plaintiff must prove two things in a personal injury lawsuit: (1) liability and (2) damages. The breach of the defendant’s duty of care was the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s injuries. In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded.
What are future damages?
Future damages are intended to compensate for every valid future injury or loss you will sustain – the medical bills, the lost earnings, the physical pain, the mental anguish – everything.