Car Accident Lost Income Damages for Unemployed People

Life was already difficult before you got hurt in the car crash. You were temporarily unemployed and looking for work. Then, your car crash happened and you were seriously injured. Now, your injuries prevent you from going back to work even if you could find a job.

Your doctors tell you that your injuries may prevent you from ever going back to the kind of work you did before the crash or that you will only be able to work part-time. Your ability to earn an income was forever changed by your car crash injuries.

Recovering for Future Lost Income Damages

Lost income is often a significant part of car crash recoveries. Even though you were not earning an income at the time of the car accident, your car crash recovery should still include compensation for your future lost income.

Proving the value of your potential lost income may be challenging. You will need to provide evidence that convinces the insurance company or court to compensate you for a loss that hasn’t happened yet. Some of the evidence that could help your case includes:

  • Your education
  • Your previous work experience
  • How long you’ve been unemployed
  • Your job search activities, including any interviews you’ve attended or scheduled
  • The economic outlook for job openings
  • Other work you may be qualified to do

An experienced Illinois car accident lawyer will consider all possible evidence to build a strong and convincing case to get you the compensation you deserve.

Don’t Forget Your Other Car Accident Injury Damages

Lost income is only one part of your car accident recovery. Your other damages may include, but may not be limited to past and future:

The car crash lawyers at Hupy and Abraham will fight for your fair compensation. Insurance companies know that we mean business and are often willing to settle cases with us because they know that if they don’t settle, we won’t hesitate to go to court.

Over the past 50+ years, we have helped more than 70,000 clients recover more than $1 billion in damages. Let’s talk about how we may be able to help you. Call us or start a live chat now to schedule your free, no-obligation legal consultation.


Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.