Assessment of Personal Injury Damages, 5th Edition

To evaluate loss in personal injury and fatal accident actions, a wide range of factors must be considered - future earning capacity, cost of care, and numerous other levels of personal injury damages. This edition will help you to properly determine the amount a plaintiff is owed.
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How to Calculate Damages

To evaluate loss in personal injury and fatal accident actions, a wide range of factors must be considered - future earning capacity, cost of care, and numerous other levels of personal injury damages.

Assessment of Personal Injury Damages, 5th Edition will help you to properly determine the amount a plaintiff is owed. For ease of use, the book contains three sections:

  • Calculation of damages - sample calculations for different types of losses using simple, tested formulae from the authors' own practice
  • Statistical information - fully updated financial and statistical data from Statistics Canada covering, education, income, household expenses, retirement, divorce and remarriage, earning prospects of the severely disabled, and more. Includes, interest rates, inflation, cost of living, and average wages
  • Additional issues - practical information on how to select, examine, and cross-examine expert witnesses. Also covers strategies for disbursing awards

What's New in this Edition

  • Discount rate - how to calculate the interest rate at which damages will be invested
  • Dependency rates - how to determine what percentage of a spouse's income is claimable
  • Calculation of damages for young people - how to estimate lifetime income potential based on socioeconomic predictors
  • Participation and Activity Limitation Survey -explaining thecontroversy surrounding the use of this survey to investigate the impact of disabilities
  • Effect of disability on income and employment - data on various kinds of disabilities and an examination of the reliability of this data
  • Structured settlements - when to use them, what structuring options are available, pros and cons for each type of structure
  • Strategies for cross-examination - how to prepare expert witnesses for court, questions to ask during cross-examination, overlooked issues for cross-examiners
  • Updated charts and tables - includes fully updated charts and tables, analyzed and summarized for you, plus the latest court decisions from across Canada

A Comprehensive Calculation Handbook for...

  • Civil litigators seeking arguments for how damages are calculated, including strengths and weaknesses of arguments
  • Accountants who rely on calculations when preparing statements about income loss
  • Department of Justice employees who need a reference for composing personal injury and insurance legislation
  • Law libraries that need an up-to-date reference on calculation of personal injury damages
  • Law libraries that need an up-to-date reference on calculation of personal injury damages
  • Structured Settlement Brokers responsible for negotiating and disbursing tax-effective payout of settlements

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Table of contents

How to Use the Book 
Chapter 1: Personal Injury – Excluding Cost of Care
Chapter 2: Personal Injury – Cost of Care
Chapter 3: Fatal Accident Claims
Chapter 4: Base Year Earnings
Chapter 5: Rates of Growth on Earnings
Chapter 6: Positive Contingencies
Chapter 7: Negative Contingencies
Chapter 8: Earning Prospects of the Severely Disabled
Chapter 9: Retirement
Chapter 10: Household Services
Chapter 11: Dependency Rates
Chapter 12: Remarriage and Divorce
Chapter 13: The Discount Rate
Chapter 14: Experts
Chapter 15: Structured Settlements