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Can I recover lost wages if I cannot work after a car accident?

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you have the right to be compensated for your damages, medical bills, and your lost wages. This not only includes the wages you lost immediately following the accident but may also include the income you may lose in the future, known as lost earning capacity.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to another driver’s negligence, our experienced personal injury attorneys are here for you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected, and you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses.

Reimbursement You May Be Eligible For

It does not matter if you were employed full-time, part-time, casually, or were self-employed, if you were injured in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence and you were employed in some capacity, you may be entitled to be reimbursement.

The type of reimbursement you may be eligible for includes:

  • Lost wages from missed work due to hospital stays, doctors appointments, and recovery
  • Missed overtime opportunities
  • Bonuses
  • Vacation and/or sick days you may have used to avoid unpaid time off work
  • Money you could have made from special projects, job interviews, or business meetings

How Do I Recover Lost Wages?

To recover lost wages after a car accident you must be able to prove two things:

  1. That you missed work due to the car accident
  2. The amount of money you would have made had you not been injured

Proving that you had lost wages will require documentation regarding your income, documentation from your physician, and if you were employed outside of your home, you will need documentation on company letterhead from a supervisor or HR department that contains your name, position, rate of pay, and the number of hours of work that were missed and any overtime opportunities that you missed.

If you were self-employed, it may be more difficult to prove lost wages. Gathering any documentation regarding your past pay such as invoices from past work, and your most recent tax return will help in proving the wages you may have lost.

While it is more difficult to prove lost wages and lost earning capacity for casual and self-employed workers, it is possible. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident and have questions about lost wages following your car accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to review your claim.

We at Mike Agruss Law are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to another driver’s negligence, contact Mike Agruss Law for a free consultation. Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people and not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, and your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you.

Lastly, Mike Agruss Law is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.

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