There are many damages you might seek compensation for after an accident, including lost income. If you are attempting to do so, then you will need to prove your claim. Your personal injury attorney is outfitted to provide you with the guidance you need to prove your lost income, or you can read on to learn about three types of proof that are likely to be required. Remember that you can contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
- Proof of Income
- Proof of Your Injuries
- Proof That the Other Party Was at Fault
First and foremost, if you want to recover lost income in a personal injury case, you must prove what your income was. If you are an hourly or salaried worker, paystubs are likely enough. If you are non-traditionally employed or self-employed, then there are other documents we might need. This could include tax returns, bank statements, and other types of documents.
In addition to proving your income, you must also prove your injuries and that those injuries prevented you from working. You will need your medical reports, but that is often just the beginning. It is likely that your doctor will also need to provide a detailed write-up of your injuries. This should also include information about your recovery and when you can return to work. We might also ask your doctor to provide a deposition affirming that you were unable to work during the time of the injury.
Finally, you must prove that the person you are suing or making a claim against was liable for your injuries. There are a number of types of documentation that could be used, depending on the type of accident you were injured in. For example, if it was a motorcycle accident, you might be able to prove fault with a police report, statements from witnesses, pictures of the scene, or help from an accident reconstruction expert.
Your Attorney Can Help You Prove Your Case
When you work with an experienced personal injury attorney, we can help determine who was at fault and find the best way to prove that fault. We can then help you gather the required evidence to prove your lost income and your injuries. These can be complicated situations that require a keen legal mind. This is not something you want to take on alone.
To learn more about your options, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. If we decide to take your case, it will be on a contingency basis that assures you do not owe us anything until we win your case.