You can face all kinds of losses in the wake of an accident. The worst of these can take the form of lost income. If you can’t return to work and your supervisor won’t offer you paid time off, how are you supposed to recover those lost wages? If you’re working with an experienced attorney, you can integrate your lost wages into a comprehensive demand for accident compensation.
Our personal injury attorneys can help you calculate the value of your lost wages before integrating those losses into your personal injury claim. When the time comes for you to go to court, you can count on us to fight for the support you deserve.
If you’re contending with severe losses after an accident, you likely need to take time away from work. That can be challenging to do if you suspect you may have substantial medical expenses on the horizon. Even so, taking time away from the office can give your body the opportunity to heal, meaning that you can get back on your feet all the faster.
You can use that time away from the office to an even greater advantage if you document the specific losses that keep you out of work. Are you dealing with substantial injuries? Do you need to replace your care? Are you caring for someone else injured in your accident? Document those details. Keep track of bills related to property replacement and medical treatments.
You may later have an opportunity to submit that documentation in your effort to prove that you couldn’t return to the office. In other words, that documentation may help prove your right to compensation for lost wages.
If you have to take time away from the office, there’s going to be a stark difference between your pre- and post-accident pay stubs. Keep physical copies of your pay stubs and mark the differences between them. That documentation can prove that your income began to suffer after your accident, thereby better proving your right to post-accident financial support.
It may be easier than you suspect to calculate the total value of the wages you lose in the wake of a severe accident. That said, it’s never a bad idea to connect with a personal injury lawyer after an accident. Our attorneys can take your pay stubs off of your hands and calculate how your lost income may factor into the total value of your personal injury case.
Personal injury lawyers may even help you outline your right to work-related damages that you didn’t think you deserved. You can learn more about your right to these damages during a free initial case evaluation with our team.
Note that you may have the right to file a claim with an insurance provider following a severe injury. If you do file an insurance claim, the coverage you receive may impact your right to lost wage compensation. You can work out the specifics of your right to compensation by meeting with an attorney while or after you file your insurance claim.
Note that if you want to secure compensation for your lost income, you need to file a personal injury claim with California’s civil courts before your statute of limitations expires. California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1 gives you two years to investigate your losses and bring them to a judge’s attention.
Ensure that the claim you file meets or even exceeds the state’s burden of proof. This means you need enough evidence to prove that another party violated the duty of care owed to you through avoidable negligence.
Fortunately, working with a California personal injury lawyer allows you to capitalize on their experience. They can bring forward the evidence needed to establish your claim while you prioritize your recovery.
Don’t let your personal injury statute of limitations expire. If you want to demand compensation for your lost wages and other expenses after an accident, you can take a personal injury case to civil court. The personal injury lawyers with KCNS Law Group can help you compile a claim long before your statute of limitations passes you by.