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Calculating Settlements for Assault and Battery Damages

Calculating Settlements for Assault and Battery Damages

Assault and battery cases, initially criminal, can evolve into civil personal injury settlements. Plaintiffs of assault and battery often endure damages that can be as severe as physical and mental impairments for which they can seek compensation.  The complexities of...

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How Much Does the Average American Make in a Lifetime?

How Much Does the Average American Make in a Lifetime?

The question of how much the average American earns over a lifetime is not just a matter of curiosity but an essential task required in various legal cases, including wrongful death lawsuits, accident settlements, medical malpractice claims, and more. An individual's...

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Calculating Damages in a Birth Injury Case

Calculating Damages in a Birth Injury Case

When a child suffers a birth injury due to medical malpractice or negligence, the parents may have grounds to file a birth injury medical malpractice lawsuit. Forensic economics plays a crucial role in birth injury litigation. As expert forensic economists, The...

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Wrongful Termination Damages due to COVID-19

Wrongful Termination Damages due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented challenges for the global workforce, leading to a rise in employment discrimination and wrongful termination examples across the country. Given the unusual nature of the COVID pandemic, these cases present unique...

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Calculating Lost Profits

Calculating Lost Profits

One of the primary damages pursued in business litigation cases is lost profits damages. To recover these damages, the plaintiff must demonstrate how the defendant's actions directly caused those losses. Then, with causation proven, those damages must be quantified...

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Calculating Lost Wages

Calculating Lost Wages

Lost wages are vital in determining the value of any lawsuit causing lost compensation, such as a personal injury case. Expert forensics must consider a range of variables when calculating lost wages. These variables create complex situations, often requiring the help...

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Business Valuation After a Disaster (Fire, Storm, Flood)

Business Valuation After a Disaster (Fire, Storm, Flood)

When businesses suffer a disaster such as a fire, flood, or storm, the damages caused can significantly reduce their value. In these unfortunate circumstances, a business owner may need to complete a comprehensive business valuation to determine their company’s...

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Determining Present Value of Damages

Determining Present Value of Damages

Many lawsuits, particularly personal injury cases, where the plaintiff suffers severe or permanent injuries, involve lost earning capacity and/or future medical expense damages. When seeking these damages, the plaintiff's legal representation must reduce the amount of...

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How To Calculate Fringe Benefits

How To Calculate Fringe Benefits

When an employer hires an employee, salary or hourly wages are often only a portion of the employee’s total compensation package. The rest of the compensation package usually includes additional forms of compensation known as fringe benefits or employee benefits....

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An Overview of Work-Life Expectancy in Legal Cases

An Overview of Work-Life Expectancy in Legal Cases

As an attorney, having accurate work-life expectancy estimates is crucial for litigation and settlement purposes. It is one of the central figures required to calculate lifetime earnings, earning capacity, and damage totals in many legal cases. This article aims to...

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Calculating Mesothelioma Damages

Calculating Mesothelioma Damages

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber used for insulation and fireproofing across various industries until the late 1980s. When a person inhales airborne asbestos fibers, they can become lodged in the lungs, which can lead to a variety of health problems....

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Calculating Damages for Loss of Household Services

Calculating Damages for Loss of Household Services

Household services loss calculations are essential to any personal injury case or wrongful death claim. When an injured or deceased party can no longer contribute to regular household production, they or their family have the right to seek compensation for the cost of...

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Calculating Damages in Sexual Assault & Rape Lawsuits

Calculating Damages in Sexual Assault & Rape Lawsuits

When a person is subject to unwanted sexual contact or behavior without explicit consent, they may have grounds for a sexual assault claim. While a district attorney can bring criminal charges against the defendant, sexual assault survivors often pursued their claim...

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Calculating Delayed Diagnosis Damages

Calculating Delayed Diagnosis Damages

When a doctor diagnoses a medical condition, illness, or injury late and it worsens the condition or causes death, the patient or their family may file a delayed diagnosis medical malpractice claim. However, a diagnostic error in and of itself is not sufficient ground...

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Calculating Car Accident Damages

Calculating Car Accident Damages

Car accidents are the most common cause of personal injury claims in the United States by a significant margin. Nationwide, there are an average of six million car accidents, causing around three million injuries, two million resulting in permanent injuries, and more...

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Calculating Retaliation Damages

Calculating Retaliation Damages

When an employer punishes an employee for asserting their rights against employment discrimination by participating in protected activities defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the employee may have grounds for a retaliation complaint. If the...

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Calculating Discrimination Damages

Calculating Discrimination Damages

When an employee claims to be the victim of workplace discrimination, they may seek economic, non-economic, and punitive damages to compensate them for the financial losses and emotional distress they claim to have suffered due to discrimination. Calculating these...

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Calculating Sexual Harassment Damages

Calculating Sexual Harassment Damages

When an employee is subject to unwanted sexual advances, comments, actions, or remarks about their gender or sexual orientation at work, they may have a claim for sexual harassment. The subjective nature of sexual harassment claims often makes them unique and...

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Calculating Slip and Fall Damages

Calculating Slip and Fall Damages

A premises liability case, or slip and fall case, is a common type of personal injury claim in which an individual falls and sustains injuries on someone else’s property. Damages incurred from slip and fall accidents can range from minor to severe, depending on the...

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Calculating Workers’ Compensation Settlements

Calculating Workers’ Compensation Settlements

When an employee experiences a workplace injury or illness, they are entitled to file an injury claim with their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance provider. However, when the employee is unsatisfied with the settlement offered or chooses to forgo a workers’...

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Calculating Loss of Earning Capacity

Calculating Loss of Earning Capacity

Loss of earning capacity damages are typical damages in a personal injury claim involving severe injury. If an injury affects the claimant's future career advancement, they may seek loss of earning capacity damages. Due to the speculative nature of a lost earning...

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Calculating Lifetime Earnings

Calculating Lifetime Earnings

Determining an individual’s lifetime earnings is a complex yet essential task required in various legal cases, including wrongful death lawsuits, accident settlements, medical malpractice claims, and more. An individual’s lifetime earnings depend on various factors,...

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Calculating Medical Malpractice Settlement Damages

Calculating Medical Malpractice Settlement Damages

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional (or facility) causes preventable patient injury. Such deviations from clinical protocol have irreversible consequences, often including wrongful death cases. Once a victim begins the legal process, their primary...

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Types of Expert Witnesses

Types of Expert Witnesses

What is an Expert Witness? An expert witness is someone who has a particular skill set, knowledge, and proficiency in a specific field that allows them to testify at a deposition or in a court of law. Their opinions are held in high regard and in many cases can help...

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Calculating a Wrongful Termination Settlement

Calculating a Wrongful Termination Settlement

Calculating a wrongful termination settlement can be incredibly complex. If you feel that you have been wrongfully terminated, or if you felt that you had to leave a position of employment that you felt was hazardous or hostile, you have the legal right to pursue...

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America’s Shrinking Labor Force

America’s Shrinking Labor Force

The Money The federal government has thrown trillions of taxpayer dollars at economic relief efforts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The unprecedented size of this financial investment, combined with the puzzling way it was distributed to Americans, may have...

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Is Inflation Here to Stay?

Is Inflation Here to Stay?

Everyone has become worried over price inflation, and understandably so. Kelly Blue Book revealed that retail prices for mid-size family cars increased over 7% this year, and full-size SUVs increased by over 12%. Realtor.com reported that the price of the average American home increased by 15% this year. The near-term buying power of our salaries is fading fast.

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What Does $6 Trillion Buy You?

What Does $6 Trillion Buy You?

President Biden just introduced his $6 trillion budget for 2022, which is a 33% increase over the $4.4 trillion pre-COVID budget of 2019. To put this into perspective, only two countries in the entire world (the U.S. and China) have an annual GDP higher than $6 trillion.

What will this $6 trillion federal budget buy the typical American family?

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