- April 3 2017
- | Class Actions
You can get your medical bills reimbursed. And if you have future treatment for injuries, you could request the value of what it will cost in the future to pay for those injuries.
If you have to miss work, then you would request lost wages. If you can’t support your dependents, that would go into the calculation for lost wages.
Then, there is pain, suffering, mental anguish, and other emotional trauma.
In the event of disability, there is potentially a loss of consortium claim too.
Future damages due to disability
Damages for injuries that resulted in a disability are calculated at present value. This means that they would pay you a certain sum of money if there is a settlement today that should be able to last you going forward.
You get experts to opine to the extent of the injuries and what kind of future medical services are needed, the cost of all of those, and then you reduce it to present value, getting the money now.