Yes, any income that you can prove that you lost as a direct result of your truck accident injuries may be part of the damages that you recover in a truck accident case. This includes income that you earn if you work for someone else as an employee, income that you earn as an independent contractor, or income that you earn from being self-employed.
How to Prove the Full Value of Your Lost Income
The burden is on you to prove the value of your lost income, just as it is on you to prove the value of your other truck crash damages. Proving the value of your lost income may require you to present copies of your:
- Most recent pay stubs.
- Most recent tax returns.
- Employment contract.
- Company’s policies about bonuses, raises, and benefits.
- Business plan.
- Customer contracts.
Any other documentation that can prove the value of your wages, benefits, or income from self-employment will also be relevant.
The insurance company that you are trying to settle with or the defendant that you are suing in court wants to minimize the value of your lost income so that they can pay you as little as possible. The best way to prevent this from happening to you is to make a strong case about the value of your lost income damages.
An Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help You Do That
Our legal team knows how to investigate truck accidents, identify the right defendants, and fight for our clients’ full and fair recoveries. We only represent people who have been hurt in accidents. If you have been hurt then we will provide you the attention that you deserve and we will fight hard to get you the compensation that you need for all of your past, current, and future lost income. Whether you can’t work at all, you have to work reduced hours, or you have to work a lower wage job because of your truck accident injuries, we encourage you to contact us and to learn more about your rights today.