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How much lost income can I recover after a car accident?

A Wisconsin car accident may leave you too disabled to earn the income you needA car accident injury can impact your ability to earn an income in many ways. Your injury could, for example keep you from:

  • Working at all.
  • Working the same job that you had prior to the accident.
  • Working the same number of hours that you did prior the accident.
  • Earning an income as a self-employed person.

Any of these situations can be financially devastating. You may not have enough money to pay your regular monthly bills at a time when your medical expenses and out-of-pocket costs are adding up because of your injury.

Keep Careful Documentation to Make a Full Recovery for Lost Income

In order to make the full recovery you deserve, you will need supporting documentation to support your claim. Specifically, you may need:

  • Copies of your tax returns and pay stubs. This will help you prove the amount of income that you earned prior to the accident, the cost of your benefits, and the frequency of your raises and bonuses.
  • A letter or testimony from your employer. This will help establish how many hours you’ve worked since the accident, what your job duties are, and why you can’t get back to your regular job.
  • Testimony from a doctor, economist, and expert in your field. These experts can help establish how your injury is likely to impact your job in the future and how that will affect you financially.

You have the right to recover for all of your lost wages, lost benefits, and lost income that were caused by a car accident if someone else was legally responsible for your crash. To learn more about what to do after a car accident and how to protect your rights, please read our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Automobile Accident Victims, today.


Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham