25

May

2020

life care planner for traumatic brain injury

What Does a Life Care Planner Do for a Person With a Traumatic Brain Injury?

If you are an attorney who has a client with a traumatic brain injury, then you should engage the services of a life care planner. Why? Because you will need expert testimony to prove precisely what a particular traumatic brain injury victim will need in his or her life moving Read More

18

May

2020

disability hearing vocational experts

Case Study: The Weight of a Disability Hearing Vocational Expert’s Testimony

Sometimes the best and easiest way to learn about something is to experience it yourself. You cannot learn to drive by watching a car race, and you cannot learn to draw by going to an art gallery.   Accordingly, when it comes to understanding what a vocational expert does, and how Read More

11

May

2020

Vocational specialist

You Need a Vocational Specialist for Both Spouses In a Divorce, Here’s Why

As a practicing family lawyer, you know that among the many things that need to be sorted out in a divorce, a major piece is spousal maintenance and child support. The number that you arrive at for those matters in your divorce cases depends on the earning capacity of each Read More

04

May

2020

vocational evaluation

What Goes Into a Vocational Evaluation?

You may not be very familiar with the concept of a vocational expert. However, a vocational expert is vital to any serious personal injury or disability case.   As you may expect, when someone suffers a severe injury in a car accident, the person must show the jury with tangible evidence Read More

27

Apr

2020

certified life care planner

What Does It Take to Become a Certified Life Care Planner?

If you are seeking Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), or you were injured in a serious car accident, then you may become familiar with the occupation known as a certified life care planner. That is because when it comes to determining your ability to do work and perform routine day-to-day Read More

20

Apr

2020

COVID-19 and vocational experts

COVID-19 and Vocational Experts

The world is facing something that has not happened in a century – a pandemic. As you know, this COVID-19 crisis has been nothing short of a massive blow to our economy and our way of life. As such, when all of the dust settles, we as a nation will Read More

13

Apr

2020

Life care planning

What is the Role of Life Care Planning in Catastrophic Personal Injury Cases?

It is hard to quantify the loss equated with a catastrophic personal injury. Catastrophic injuries bring with them a unique set of physical and emotional challenges that require a significant amount of care and demand much from health systems.   Not only do catastrophic injuries dramatically change the lives of those Read More

06

Apr

2020

Life care plan

What is a Life Care Plan, and How is it Used on Serious Personal Injury Cases?

What is the value of human life? It goes without saying that that is a heady question. We all believe on one level that life is priceless. Yet, governments, insurance companies, and courts are often mired in the question of the statistical value of life.   In that vein, it is Read More

30

Mar

2020

life care plan Vs. vocational assessment

Life Care Plan vs. Vocational Assessment, What Are The Differences?

We have all been to those parties when someone asks you “so, what do you do?” Like everyone, you have a standard answer to the question: “I’m in marketing,” or “I’m in manufacturing,” or “I’m a sales associate at X company.” Usually, that satisfies the questioner, and you start to Read More

23

Mar

2020

Disability Hearing

What Is a Vocational Expert and Why is One Present at Your Disability Hearing?

Thank goodness for Google and smartphones. Back in the day, if we got into a disagreement about who won the best picture Oscar back in 1978 (Annie Hall, in case you were wondering, Star Wars was robbed that year), then you would have to hope the right answer would come Read More