How Are Damages Calculated In A Burn Injury Lawsuit?
One of the main concerns that plaintiffs have when they file a lawsuit is how much compensation they will receive. The damages will be decided by the judge or jury. There is a fact finder who will look at the claimed damages and decides how much the plaintiff should receive. Past economic damages can be calculated by looking at medical bills, financial records, and repair costs. Economic damages can also include future expenses. The fact finder can submit a report and testify about the costs to the plaintiff including:
- Future medical treatment
- In-home care estimates
- Insurance payments and coverage
- Amount the plaintiff would have earned if he or she was not injured in the accident