Permanent Observatory on Personal Injury Damages

One of our main, and most traditional, research line is the one related to personal injury damages compensation. Europe has experimented dramatic changes on the ground of qualification and quantification of heads of damages. In the last 20 years, we studied these issues with interdisciplinary approaches (including forensic science, economists and other scientists), stimulating the debate on legislative reforms and impacting on the jurisprudence. On the solid bases of such a long experience, we have established a “Permanent Observatory on Personal Injury Damages”, where we monitor damage compensation awards and the relative trends emerging from case-law analysis, working in close cooperation with judges, lawyers, medical-doctors and data scientists.

Our Research activities currently refer to:

  • Tort and contractual liability (i.e. medical and health liability, liability in workplaces, road accidents, liability in family relationships, liability for violation of privacy regulations, etc.) analysis from a national and comparative perspectives;
  • Analysis of case-law on personal injury damages under legal and medico-legal grounds, and corresponding consequences on the judicial system and ADRs;
  • Evaluation of the impact of new technologies on prevention and rehabilitation paths and the related implications of policy-making and law-making on business and organizational processes.

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Executive coordinators: Valentina Ceccarelli, Elisa Serani, Benedetta Guidi, Isabella Sardella

Legal Team: Luca Molinari, Gabriele Tomei, Ottavia Pizzo, Lucia Cannata, Elisa Toccafondo, Milena Marinai, Federico Russo, Corinna Daini, Giorgia Bucaria, Camilla Signoretta, Andrea Parziale

Forensic science team: Raffaella Giannini, Cinzia Della Mora, Andrea Vassallo, Lorella Fedeli

Scientific committee: Francesco D. Busnelli, Giovanni Comandé, Maria Gagliardi, Caterina Sganga, Denise Amram, Giulio Ponzanelli, Benedetta Guidi


  • Predictive Jurisprudence

  • La responsabilité et les garanties du vendeur, project coordinated by Université Catholique de Louvain and Université Panthèon-Sorbonne Paris 1, coordinated by P. Wéry and P. Jourdain

  • European Group of Tort Law


  • The dialogues of the Observatory on personal injury

  • Introduction to predictive jurisprudence


  • Rivista italiana di medicina legale e del diritto in campo sanitario

  • Danno e responsabilità


  • Denise Amram- Giovanni Comande’ Tort damages for non-economic losses: methodological approaches for comparative analysis served by new technologies. M. Bussani – A.J. Sebok (eds), Comparative Tort Law Global Perspectives 2nd edition, Elgar, 2021

  • AA.VV., A. Oliva – M. Caputo, Itinerari di medicina legle e delle responsabilità in campo sanitario, Giappichelli, 2021

  • Denise Amram – Maria Gagliardi (a cura di). Focus Danno da stress da lavoro correlato e danno alla persona: un approccio interdisciplinare, Rivista Italiana di Medicina legale e del diritto in campo sanitario, 2020, 3, p. 1537 ss

  • Denise Amram (a cura di). Speciale Osservatorio sul Danno alla Persona, Danno e responsabilità, 2019

  • Luca Nocco (a cura di), Speciale Osservatorio sul Danno alla Persona, 2016, 5

  • Luca Nocco (a cura di), Osservatorio sul danno alla persona, Danno e Resp., 2013, 12

  • A. D’Angelo G. Comandé D. Amram (a cura di), La liquidazione del danno alla persona. Riflessioni e prospettive ad un anno dalle SS.UU. nn. 26972-26975 del 2008, Ilsole24ore, 2010

  • AA.VV., G. Comandé (a cura di), Il danno nella giurisprudenza dei giudici di pace, Ilsole24ore, 2009