Over Millions in Verdicts & Settlements For Our Clients
$12 Million Boating Accident
$7 Million Automobile Accident
$3.7 Million Slip and Fall
$3.5 Million Motorcycle Accident
$2.5 Million Pedestrian Accident

How is it decided in Florida what a person's future earnings would have been?

In the state of Florida, it can be somewhat difficult to decide what a person's future earnings might have been or could have been. However, this is why we hire experienced economists to look at the history of this person that was injured. We look at the history of them based on their education, based on their work experience. What would they have earned moving forward? Obviously, if someone is highly educated, or highly trained, or had a good paying job, they will likely recover additional lost earning capacity moving forward, a higher amount of lost earning capacity, as opposed to someone who has less work experience.

Basically that economist, hiring that expert, getting them involved early on in the process to look at whether it's tax returns, wage information, employment history or education, help make that determination about their future lost earning capacity.

What Our Clients Say
The attorneys at Donaldson & Weston helped me get an amazing result on my case. Obviously I’ve been through a lot physically but I feel better now and the money really helped my family. When I was riding my bicycle I was hit by a truck that wasn't paying attention. I am not the suing type, but I would definitely hire this firm again. - M.P.
After my accident, i felt like I was being pulled in a bunch of different directions. I really didn't know what to do and all I wanted was someone to shoot me straight. The lawyers at the firm were so honest and definitely pointed me in the right direction. The staff was professional. I think it’s great that only attorneys work on my case, it definitely made me feel comfortable - D.L.
After my accident happened I waited to hear back from the insurance company for about 6 months. I just felt like they kept jerking me around. They even told me not to hire an attorney because it would mean less money in my pocket. I couldn't wait any longer because my bills were out of hand. I hired this firm and they were solid. I got a great result without having to go to court. - S.C.