Q: How do courts determine what a person’s future earnings would have been if he was still a student who hadn't made money?
A: Determinations of future earnings are generally based on evidence, witness testimony, and expert testimony, such as testimony from an economist. There are many factors that go into an evaluation of future earnings, and it can be difficult to determine for a young person or student who hasn't yet started a career. If you need help in this area, you should contact an attorney who handles wrongful death cases.
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