When we are victims of personal injury, we tend to be aware of the kind and nature of damages that can be recovered. We often think of our out-of-pocket expenses, which often entail medical bills. We may think of lost wages, for time that we are forced to be at home instead of working. And of course, the intangible damages such as emotional injury, pain and suffering, or lack of enjoyment of life may come to mind.
But what many victims do not take into account are future earnings—that is, as the name implies, wages that we should have or could have earned, but now no longer can or will, because of our injuries.
Two Kinds of Future Wage Loss Claims