A plaintiff who has sustained some physical injury, can recover damages for all the harm sustained, which may include:
Future Earnings The jury will often hear expert testimony regarding the value of the lost earning capacity and will approximate the value of future earnings lost, taking inflation and interest rates into account.
Pain and Suffering Includes both amount of pain suffered up to the time of trial and an estimate of future pain.
Mental Distress Includes fear and shock when injured, humiliation from disfigurement, impairment of activities, and anxiety over new life.
Property Damages Can be measured either by the cost to repair the damaged item, or if repair is not possible, the fair market value of the destroyed property.