Being involved in a serious accident can have a devastating effect on not only your life, but on that of your entire family.
Should your injury be significant and/or permanent, you may be out of work for a very long time, or you may not even be able to return at all. You’re going to be concerned about how you will make money and take care of your family.
By bringing a lawsuit against the other driver or the party who caused your injuries, you may be able to receive compensation for their carelessness. This compensation can include money for medical bills, prescription drug costs, hospital stays, doctor visits, and even lost wages.
We look to prove your lost wages involving past, present and future earnings. Past earnings include any income you’ve lost up until the time of the claim. Present earnings feature the losses from the time of the claim and up until the time of trial or a settlement is made. Future earnings is a very important component of the entire claim. A signficiant injury can put you out of work for a very long time or even indefinitely.
While you think about the wages you’ve already lost, it’s important to remember what you are going to be missing. You don’t want to settle your case for simply the money you owe in medical bills and other costs as it stands now. Serious injuries cost money long into the future with regular hospital visits, prescription drugs, and physical therapy. And then comes the very essential issue of the income you’d be losing. This is money not coming into your household not just for months, but years, maybe even decades. We have to look at your injury and how it affects the rest of your life. So when we look to take your case to court, we’re pursuing damages for not only your current income, but the harms and losses you may suffer in the future.