A Maryland jury in a personal injury case awarded a young man $1.2 million in economic damages and more than $800,000 in noneconomic damages. The large award for economic damages was supported by the testimony...

Vocational experts help lawyers prove damages and defend against damages claim in cases involving wrongful employment terminations. Vocational experts typically work alongside expert economists to build or challenge a case for loss of future earnings....

A suit for wrongful death seeks compensation for intentional or negligent conduct that causes a death without legal justification. In a minority of states, a wrongful death claim belongs to the deceased party’s estate. In...

Vocational experts add value to personal injury verdicts involving motor vehicle accidents that cause disabling injuries. A recent case from Tennessee illustrates how vocational experts support verdicts for loss of earning capacity. Car Accident Case...

Medical negligence can cause devastating injuries. A recent case in Illinois illustrates how lawyers use vocational experts to establish loss of earning capacity as an element of damages. Maggie Zhao gave birth at a Federally...

Family law courts make financial decisions for spouses who cannot come to an agreement when marriages dissolve. Those decisions typically involve the division of property and the payment of child support. In some cases, a...

State and federal workers’ compensation laws provide benefits to employees who are injured at work. In addition to employer-provided medical treatment, workers’ compensation benefits include payments to individuals who cannot earn their former income because...

A $21.6 million product liability verdict for a catastrophically injured plaintiff illustrates the important role played by vocational experts in product liability litigation. More than half the verdict was awarded as economic damages, including the...

Not surprisingly, vocational evaluators perform vocational evaluations. Those evaluations may be performed for a variety of reasons. Some vocational evaluators focus on vocational rehabilitation so that injured workers can find employment. Vocational experts who testify...

Vocational evaluations are usually conducted at the request of lawyers. Vocational evaluations are a common tool that lawyers use to gain evidence in cases that turn, at least in part, on employability. Lawyers may want...