Following your car accident you can repair your vehicle and injuries will often heal in time, but the time you take off from work can result in lost wages and job opportunities that can affect you for the rest of your life. Fortunately, you may be able to recover compensation for these damages. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer like those at the Law Office of Jeremy Rosenthal can discuss your options and will fight for your rights to get you the money you deserve.
If you are considering recovering damages for lost wages and job opportunities, here is a brief look at the types of claims you can bring.
Existing Lost Wages
If you had to be hospitalized and endure therapy for the injuries you sustained in your accident, more than likely you lost wages and maybe even your job.
In order to recover compensation for the wages you lost while recovering, you will need to show evidence of your economic loss. Often times this will include past income tax returns and a letter from your employer.
Future Lost Wages
If your injuries are so severe that you become disabled or partially disabled, you may also be able to recover future lost wages in addition to compensation for past lost wages.
In order to recover future lost wages, you will need to have proof of your long-term disability. Typically, you will need detailed notes from your doctors and medical records as proof of your disability, and how your disability prevents you from performing work. If your claim for future lost wages goes to court, you may also want to hire a medical expert to testify to the severity of your injury and how it affects your ability to work.
Lost Work Opportunities
In many cases, the injuries you sustain in an accident can take a physical and mental toll that prevents you from reaching your full potential. This may result in lost working opportunities, such as the inability to develop new skills or train, look for new work or network. If this is the case, your personal injury attorney can work with you to gather evidence demonstrating your lost work opportunities and how it has impacted you financially.
When attempting to recover damages for lost wages and work opportunities, you must remember that your skill set and own work history will be important factors. The court will also take into consideration your life expectancy and relative work experience in determining your past and future lost wages.
The personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Jeremy Rosenthal have decades of experience representing individuals in personal injury lawsuits and will fight for the lost wages that you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in any sort of accident, you should schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys today by calling (303) 825-2223, or visit usonline.