Proven ResultsBoldFuture Lost Income Assessed by Economist.
George Patterson obtained an arbitration award of over $425,000 for a client that required back surgery after a car accident. The client sustained a herniated disc that required back surgery. The client had incurred medical bills of just over $26,000 but was unable to work as a bridge welder following the back surgery. He found new employment that paid less per hour. An economist estimated the client’s future lost earning capacity. The hourly rate paid to bridge welders was higher than the hourly rate for welders that did not have to climb with welding equipment. An economist was needed to evaluate the future wage losses caused by disability that only impacted a subset of welding jobs. The future lost wages was considered small and speculative by the insurance company. They noted that the client could still work as a welder. This argument was rejected by the judge that decided the case. The car accident lawyers at Patterson Law have experience identifying cases where experts are needed to maximize the client’s financial recovery from a car accident. The Annapolis and Bowie personal injury lawyers at Patterson Law have obtained substantial awards in cases for future lost wages (permanent loss of earning capacity) where their clients have only been disabled from certain tasks.