You get a call from the judicial assistant: the jury has reached a verdict. You high tail it back to the courtroom, mentally torturing yourself about the outcome, and wait anxiously for the judge to read the verdict form. Yes to liability; yes to causation. Like the bowls of porridge in Goldilocks and the Three Bears, one of three things will happen with damages: too low, too high, juuust right.
Regardless of the outcome, there is almost certain to be an appeal. Special damages and general damages are reviewed under different standards.