Four Types of Economic Damages in a Personal Injury Case: Using a Vocational Expert/Life Care Planner!

Many personal injury attorneys do not realize how a Vocational Rehabilitation Expert can assist them in fully establishing the damages in a personal injury case in which the Plaintiff has been permanently injured. Most frequently, Vocational Experts are used...

Since the 1960’s Vocational Experts have been used by attorneys who want to assess how a Plaintiff’s injuries affect their ability to work and earn money. These hard damages are crucial in objectively determining the verdict amount....

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...

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

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...

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...

Calculating Work Life Expectancy for an Older Injured Person in a Personal Injury Case

Experiencing a personal injury is always difficult, and may even result in tremendous changes in the injured person’s life, including his or her ability to keep working. If an older person is injured, that may...

The loss of any body part is a traumatic experience for anyone. A vocational expert can assist the jury in illustrating how the loss of vision in one-eye can impact on the individual’s ability to work. It...

The “5-Point Physical Demand Scale” in Personal Injury Cases

When a person is injured, the ability of the injured person to continue to perform his or her job often becomes an issue. If the injured person claims a disability that prevents him or her...

When an employee suffers a personal injury the injured employee’s attorney must prove that the injuries are serious enough to have left the employee either less capable or incapable of performing his or her work,...