A vocational expert witness explains the impact a person’s injuries have on their ability to perform certain jobs or tasks. This can help form the basis of damages related to the victim’s lost wages or diminished earning capacity after their accident. It can also help provide evidence to support disability claims.
The Effects of Personal Injury on Employment
Being involved in a serious accident can change the trajectory of your life. Besides the physical and mental tolls it takes on your health and relationships, it can also prevent you from continuing in your career or finding new gainful employment.
That is why a vocational expert witness can possibly be helpful when pleading your case. By testifying to the extent of your injuries and how they may prevent you from making more substantial income in the future, a vocational expert witness can help the parties involved in your personal injury lawsuit or settlement negotiations factor those costs into your potentially recoverable compensation.
How a Vocational Expert Witness May Help Your Case
When you have been severely injured in an accident, you may find yourself unable to work or only able to work in a limited capacity. Your attorney can help you locate and hire a vocational expert witness to demonstrate the extent of your injuries and their impact on your ability to work.
By giving an informed opinion based on their extensive research and experience, vocational expert witnesses work to put your situation into a new light. They will present evidence that illustrates how your disability affects you on a daily basis, the assistance you will require in the short term, and your long-term prognosis for a full or partial recovery.
We Can Help with Your Case
The team at Montero Law Center has the ability to call forth vocational expert witnesses and other experts to testify on your behalf. While this may not be necessary in some cases, it can help put things into a greater perspective when it comes to the types of tasks you are able to perform with your injuries or disabilities. To find out more about what a vocational expert witness can do, give us a call at (954) 767-6500 for your free consultation. We are ready to fight for you, and we will represent you on a contingency-fee-basis. This means you will not pay us anything unless and until we help you recover the compensation you deserve.