Written by Troy Marsh |
A careless driver slammed into your vehicle. You were seriously injured and have been out of work since. You know you deserve compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering. But, did you know you may also be entitled to your past and future lost wages and income?
You can and should hold the at-fault party or their insurer accountable for all of the wages and income you missed out on. That’s thanks to Georgia’s personal injury laws.
But how do you go about claiming lost wages or income after a car wreck in Georgia? Below, we’ll provide the answers. And to get started on your Georgia car accident claim, reach out to the Statesboro car accident lawyer at The Marsh Law Firm today. Free consultations & no attorney’s fee unless you win.
If you are stuck in the hospital or laid up at home recovering from an auto accident injury, it’s going to be hard to earn the money you need to support yourself and your family. That’s why you deserve compensation from the at-fault driver or their insurer.
Calculating the amount of income you lost due to your car accident is essential. If you fail to account for the full amount of money you lost or will lose, you may miss your chance.
Here are two ways to calculate the wages and income you lost:
The income you lose during your hospital stay may not be the only income you lose because of your car crash. When calculating the value of your lost wages after a car wreck, consider the following:
All of the above factors should be a part of your lost income calculations after a car crash.
Freelancers, sole proprietors, and small business partners may be able to claim lost income that covers money they would have earned from their clients had they not been hurt. Documentation is key. Records of your past earnings with clients and customers will become helpful as you calculate your lost wages as a freelancer or independent contractor.
After you calculate the estimated value of your car accident claim, it’s time to pursue that compensation from the insurer or at-fault driver. But how do you go about doing that?
By gathering evidence to build your case, a trusted car accident lawyer can help you do that so you can focus on feeling better.
Here are some ways to prove that you lost income or wages:
Don’t merely accept an estimate from the at-fault driver’s insurer about your lost wages. They make these offers based on what they think you’ll accept – not what you need and deserve. To maximize the value of your Georgia car accident claim, you need to do the math and speak with an experienced attorney.
For over 26 years, attorney Troy Marsh has been leveling the playing field by getting results for people injured in car accidents in and around Statesboro. Let him handle your claim, determine your damages, and fight for everything you are entitled to.