[ 663-8.3]  Loss or impairment of earning capacity; damages.  (a)  In all tort cases where damages are awarded for loss or impairment of earning capacity, the amount of probable future earnings shall be determined by taking into account the effect of probable taxes.

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 663-8.3

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.

     (b)  Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit or restrict the use of other factors deemed appropriate by a court in calculating damages awarded for loss or impairment of earning capacity.