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Dec

2014

Common Mistakes Defendants Make Regarding Damages in Personal Injury Cases: Tax and Unemployment Considerations and “Required” Care

In a series of five blogs, we have examined ten common mistakes that defense attorneys often make in Personal Injury cases. according to Dr. Patrick Gaughan, a forensic  economist with  Economatrix.  Up to this point, we have covered the first eight mistakes involving: 1) case preparation; 2) failing to conduct Read More

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Dec

2014

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Common Mistakes Defendants Make Regarding Damages in Personal Injury Cases: Lost Earnings Projections

Dr. Patrick Gaughan, a forensic economist with Economatrix, discusses ten common mistakes that the defense may make during the damages portion of a personal injury case. We’re exploring these ten mistakes in a series of five blogs this week.   Mistake #7: “Lost Earnings that are Projected at Too High Read More

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Dec

2014

Common Mistakes Defendants Make Regarding Damages in Personal Injury Cases: Mitigation and Lost Earnings

  Economist Patrick Gaughan, Ph.D., a forensic economist with Economatrix,writes about the t ten common mistakes that defense attorneys often make during the damages portion of a personal injury case. This week, we’ll take a look at two of these ten mistakes each day in a series of five blogs. Read More

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Dec

2014

Common Mistakes Defendants Make Regarding Damages in Personal Injury Cases: Deposing Key Witnesses and Lack of a Damages Expert

Dr. Patrick Gaughan,  a forensic economist  with Economatrix, reveals ten common mistakes that the defense may make during the damages portion of a personal injury case. This week, we examine two of these ten mistakes each day in a series of five blogs.   Mistake #3: “Deposing Key Witnesses on Read More

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Dec

2014

Common Mistakes Defendants Make Regarding Damages in Personal Injury Cases

Defendants often make mistakes when presenting their case—and as the plaintiff which may impact of the damages part of a personal injury case.    Economist Patrick Gaughan, Ph.D., a forensic  economist with Economatrix, illuminates ten common mistakes that defendants make during the damages portion of a personal injury case. As a Read More

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Dec

2014

Documenting a Reasonable Job Search in Employment Law Cases

In an employment law case, such as a case involving a claim of wrongful termination, retaliation, or discrimination, the plaintiff must “mitigate” any economic losses he or she has suffered due to the job loss. Typically, the loss can be attributed primarily to lost wages. Lost benefits like health insurance Read More

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Dec

2014

Determining Lost Earnings Due to the Personal Injury or Disability of a Child

There is no doubt that it is terribly sad when anyone suffers a personal injury or disability, but the situation may be even worse if the victim is a child.  We all want our children to be able to fulfill their potential, and if this ability is taken from a Read More

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Dec

2014

Calculating the Cost of a Childhood Disability

When you think of disability cases, you may think of adults who have been hurt at work or in an auto accident.  But what if a child is permanently injured in an accident.  How will this injury effect the child’s ability to work and earn money when they become an Read More

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Dec

2014

The Importance of Vocational Assessment and Evaluation

When a vocational expert is called to testify in a personal injury or disability case, two of the most important services he or she can provide are vocational assessment and evaluation. According to the Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE), at the University at Buffalo-SUNY, “vocational assessment Read More

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Dec

2014

Loss of Household Services in Personal Injury Cases

Even if you have never heard the term “household services,” you are very likely familiar with what they are. Household services refers to the everyday tasks that most of us do around our homes: cooking, cleaning, ironing, laundry, taking out the trash, lawn maintenance, and landscaping are just some examples Read More