By: Darrell Castle
Lost wages from time off work is a main ingredient factored into your compensation claim if you were injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault.
But how do you prove it?
Well, that’s actually pretty simple.
You get a wage loss statement from your employer stating how much money you make. With that, it’s possible to officially determine how much income you missed out on while recouping from your injuries.
When you’re injured in a car accident, you’ll probably be ordered by your doctor to take some time off work to heal. Why should you be held liable for that missed income if the accident wasn’t your fault? Shouldn’t the person who’s liable for the accident be liable for that income?
Yes, and they are. Their insurance will have to pay you for those lost wages.
Even if you have vacation or sick time that you used to take this recovery time off work, you’re still entitled to compensation for lost wages from time off work. That’s vacation or sick time you could’ve used for days relaxing on the beach or eating chicken noodle soup at home to fight your cold. Again, you shouldn’t be held responsible for those days if the accident wasn’t your fault.
Your first step would be to contact an experienced car accident attorney for a case evaluation.
Darrell Castle & Associates has handled car accident cases of all shapes and sizes here in Memphis for decades, and we’ve gotten pretty good at it. If you want a team of talented, responsive and detail-oriented personal injury attorneys to handle your case the right way, give us a call today.
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