The pain you feel after a car accident may not only be physical but also financial. After most people get into an accident they generally do not think about work and whether they will be able to go. Working is how most individuals earn their living, and if they don’t go then a financial crisis may develop.
People who are injured in a car accident can recover lost wages. How much lost pay they will be able to recover depends on a number of factors such as the the type of employment, state law, and whether they file an insurance claim or a lawsuit. Regardless, there must be a connection between the accident injury and the time you were unable to work. This must also be supported by your medical records and doctors.
Assuming that you are able to prove your inability to work was due to injuries sustained in the car accident, you should be able to recover lost wages. If you were in a major auto accident and are suing for future lost wages, you will need an expert to testify at trial as to your past wages, today’s value, and what your projected future compensation would be. If you think you may be entitled to lost wages after being injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury attorney that is experienced in recovering lost wages.