Can I Recover Compensation for Lost Wages in an Auto Accident Claim?
After an injury-inducing accident occurs, crash victims usually have a lot of thoughts flying around their heads. Physical injuries and vehicle damages are usually the first two considerations, for obvious reasons. However, most injuries require victims to miss at least some time at work, and the lost wages and benefits can have a real impact on a claimant’s life moving forward. The question, then, is whether or not crash victims can recover compensation for this time lost.
The Process of Recovering Lost Wages
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There are never any guarantees during the claim process, but for the most part, claimants are in fact eligible to receive compensation for lost wages and time away from work. All claims revolve around demonstrable damages, and if you can prove that your injuries forced you to miss work, you can usually be compensated for that. By looking at your previous pay stubs, your attorney can show just how much it was that you lost.
This concept varies depending on the severity of the claimant’s injuries. For example, if an individual suffers a broken arm that forces him or her to miss a month of work but they are able to return to their same position, they will likely receive the same amount that they lost. However, if they cannot return to their original position, or if they cannot work at all, additional compensation will likely be in order.
Sometimes in the case of a wrongful death, the surviving family members can also receive compensation for the wages and benefits that would have been provided by the deceased. However, this is not always an easy task, as quantifying the loss of future income often requires the help of an expert.
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