PERSONAL INJURY

Information useful for personal injury cases

The key elements that must be considered in a personal injury damages analysis include: (i) the appropriate level of earning capacity without and with the injuries, (ii) the value of employment benefits without and with the injuries, (iii) the value of household services without and with the injuries, (iv) wage growth and price inflation, (v) life expectancy and worklife expectancy, (vi) whether mitigation from collateral sources of income and benefits should be incorporated, (viii) discounting future losses to present value, (ix) pre-judgment interest, and (x) adjustments for differential tax treatment between a damages award and the taxes that would have been paid on the earnings.