I Missed Work from a Car Accident. Can I File a Lost Wage Claim?


I Missed Work from a Car Accident. Can I File a Lost Wage Claim?

The aftermath of a car accident can leave you and your family vulnerable financially. Many car accidents can cost thousands of dollars in medical bills and vehicle repair costs.

And many people must miss work after a car accident to seek treatment for their injuries. If you suffer severe injuries in a car accident, you may lose the ability to perform your job.

If another person’s negligence caused the accident, they may be liable for the damages you incurred because of their conduct.

A personal injury attorney at Mann Law can help determine if you qualify to file a car accident claim for your lost wages and other damages. We understand the stress and uncertainty a car accident can cause you and your family.

Let our team handle the specifics of your claim while you focus on your recovery. Contact our office today to schedule your free initial consultation.

Can I Seek Lost Wages If I Missed Work Due to a Car Accident?

To prevail in a car accident claim, you must show the responsible party’s negligent conduct caused the accident that resulted in your damages.

You cannot recover if you did not suffer any financial harm due to the accident. Therefore, any work you missed due to the accident qualifies as lost wages.

For example, you may be unable to work for a week because of your injuries. The week’s worth of wages qualifies as lost wages that you can claim in your personal injury lawsuit.

However, if you miss work a month after the accident because you had the flu, you cannot recover those wages because you missed work for a reason unrelated to the collision.

How to Claim Lost Wages from a Car Accident

You can seek lost wages as a form of damages in a personal injury claim. If you can prove responsibility after a car accident, the at-fault party’s insurance company may offer to settle your claim instead of going to trial.

Proof that you missed work due to the car accident may result in a higher settlement offer to compensate for your lost wages.

Our car accident lawyers at Mann Law have many years of experience negotiating with opposing attorneys and insurance representatives. We will not rest until we secure a settlement that compensates you for your losses.

If You Suffered Lost Wages Due to a Car Accident, Contact Mann Law Right Away

A car accident often impacts you physically and emotionally. Do not let it impact you financially as well. A personal injury lawyer can walk you through the car accident claim process and help you negotiate a favorable settlement agreement.

Our founding attorney, Christiana Mann, possesses unique insight when negotiating the insurance representatives due to her experience as in-house counsel for an insurance company.

We are passionate about representing the interests of our clients and helping them recover their car accident lost wages. Contact Mann Law today to schedule your free initial consultation.

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Christiana E. Mann Christiana “Chrissy” Mann has specialized in civil litigation for 21+ years as a savvy and creative litigator, and she’s regarded as a fair, compassionate, and zealous advocate on behalf of her clients.