In motorcycle crash cases, the past medical bills and wage loss can be proven with medical records, testimony by the treating doctors and co-workers as well as pay checks and W-2s. However, the cost of future medical expenses for brain injured clients is more difficult.
The Courts generally require an expert witness to testify as to the needs and costs of future care for these traumatic head injury victims. The trial judges act as "gate keepers" to keep out speculative or unsupported evidence. The jurors are not allowed to speculate or guess.
Qualified expert guidance is required in many motorcycle crash cases involving permanent, long-term injuries and medical services. While life care plans can be expensive, often costing thousands of dollars to be researched correctly, they can have huge impact on the final figures presented in court and entered by the trial judge. At Abrams Landau, we invest in our major cases and use Life Care Plans by qualified experts, so that our clients can have the benefits they require.