Any significant losses or damages must be proven through the testimony of other expert witnesses or in some other legally acceptable way. For example, if you can no longer perform your job because of your injuries, an economist and a vocational expert may have to testify. This testimony will review the types of work available and appropriate for you and the actual economic losses you will suffer because you can no longer do your job. Compensation for pain and suffering represents only one of several elements a jury must consider when deciding upon a total monetary award in a personal injury case. If the accident victim has suffered lost earning capacity, these economic damages may far exceed compensation for pain and suffering. Economic damages may not only include lost earnings, but also lost retirement benefits, profit sharing, health care coverage, and other benefits lost due to the inability to work.
Typically the defense team retains an economic expert and a vocational expert of its own to rebut these types of a claim. The defendant’s economist may question whether the plaintiff actually lost the benefits, salary, ability to perform household services, etc. The defendant’s vocational expert will no doubt have a different opinion from the plaintiff’s vocational expert as to the availability of alternative careers. If you have suffered a loss of earnings due to an accident, let your attorney know, since the value of your claim can be increased dramatically.
It is important to know what to do to protect the legal rights of yourself and your loved ones. Selecting the right accident lawyer in New Port Richey is an important decision. You should choose someone who is experienced, aggressive and dedicated to working to get fair compensation for your injuries. Call (727) 842-9758 today and speak with an experienced accident lawyer in New Port Richey at Williams, Ristoff, Proper & Bloom.
Williams, Ristoff, Proper & Bloom
4532 U.S. Highway 19
New Port Richey, FL 34652