Can you sue for what MIGHT have happened?

No, you cannot. The law provides for compensation for carelessly caused injury, and therefore there must be an injury that actually occurred. There must be a more-or-less direct relationship between the carelessness and some measurable damage. The fact that XYZ "might" have happened in the future doesn't count.

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