How to Prove Your Lost Earnings After You’ve Been the Victim of a Car Accident

If you were injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or other fault, you may be able to claim for compensation for your losses. Real damages, such as property damage, as well as noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering, are included in damages. You might be able to recuperate some of the money you lost due to your inability to work. Read on to learn more, and then call 800-333-0000 to schedule a free legal consultation with The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker.

You might be entitled to all lost wages as a result of the accident

As a result of a vehicle accident or other accident, you may lose earnings in a variety of ways. It would cover the time you missed in the aftermath of the accident as well as your quick recuperation. It would also cover any time you missed following the injury due to continued doctor’s appointments. If you return to work and discover that you are unable to execute your tasks as well as you did before, you may be entitled to compensation for lost future wages.

You may be entitled to compensation for lost earnings even if you used vacation or sick time

One widespread misunderstanding is that if you take paid time off from work, you are not entitled to reimbursement. This is untrue. If your company compensates you with PTO or vacation time, you are being compelled to use a benefit that you would otherwise have received. You should be reimbursed for this.

To take time off work, you’ll need medical documentation

You can’t just skip work and then sue for the money you lost. Only if the time away from work was permitted by a medical expert are you eligible to compensation. However, there is a case to be made that you are entitled to a fair amount of time off.

For example, if you were hurt and missed two days of work, we might argue that this was a fair length of time to miss and that you did not need proof from your employer for your personal injury lawsuit. On the other hand, if you are unable to work for six weeks, this must be documented. It is always preferable to have paperwork, regardless of how brief your time off is.

You will need financial documents explicitly displaying your earnings pattern

You must be able to show proof of your wages prior to the accident. You should be able to indicate your hourly wage and the average number of hours worked. If you’re a paid or hourly employee, this should be quite simple. It might be more difficult if you are self-employed, but we have expertise developing innovative solutions. A tax return from the prior year, for example, will most likely enough.

To learn more or talk to an attorney call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000.