What We Do
As forensic experts, AREA members offer opinion and testimony in a wide variety of cases. Often they involve some type of injury, which has resulted in an alleged loss of earnings or loss of earning capacity.
Our role is to determine the nature and extent of any loss, from a vocational and/or economic perspective. This, in turn, helps the Court in its assessment of damages.
Economic and vocational experts identify what the person could have earned prior to the incident, compared to what they are likely to earn following the incident. Economic experts calculate the value of those earnings over time, so the difference, if any, between the two income streams is clearly understood. Those who act as vocational/economic experts blend the two disciplines, and offer testimony in both arenas.
Personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, wrongful death, wrongful termination, and discrimination in employment form the bulk of the cases evaluated for vocational and economic loss by AREA members. Life care planning, marital dissolution, Social Security disability, maritime, railroad, ADA, and workers compensation casework are additional member specialties.
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