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...

The grant rate for Social Security Cases has decreased from 70% in the 1970s to 45% currently. One method to increase the grant rate is to retain your own Vocational Expert. In the second series of these...

How to Document the Economic Damages in a Personal Injury Case; When Do You Need a Vocational Expert?

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....

Vocational Experts are increasingly being used by Matrimonial attorneys to evaluate a spouse’s earning capacity. An Employability expert’s testimony can be used to lower alimony payments to spouses. Employability experts have extensive experience in placing individuals in jobs given their age,...

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  Econometrics.  Up to this point, we have...

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...

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...

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...

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 the damages part of a personal injury case. Economist Patrick Gaughan, Ph.D., a forensic economist with Economatrix, illuminates ten common mistakes that defendants...

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....