It isn’t your fault that you can’t work. Instead, you are out of work because someone else was negligent and caused you to get hurt. As you struggle to get back to the way that you were before your personal injury accident, it is important to know that the person who caused your accident may be responsible for compensating you for any income that you lose because of your injuries.
As with any type of recovery, however, you will have to prove your damages to the insurance company or to the court and fight for your fair and just recovery.
Make Sure You Are Compensated for All Your Lost Income
Your lost income may include compensation for any kind of income that you are unable to earn because of your injuries from the time of your accident until your reasonably anticipated retirement date. This includes:
- Bonuses, stock options, and any compensation incentives.
- Income from being self-employed.
Whether you are claiming partial lost income because you are unable to work or a complete loss of income for the rest of your life, you are going to have to present evidence as the value of your lost income. That evidence may include:
- Your personal tax returns.
- Your business tax returns if you own a business and file a business return.
- Your pay stubs.
- Testimony from an expert witness about what you would likely earn in the future based on your education, past employment, and age.
Additionally, you will need to prove that the defendant was negligent and, therefore, that the defendant owes you damages pursuant to state law.
Protect Your Lost Income Recovery With the Help of an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
Your lost income may be among the most significant damages that you suffer in a personal injury accident. If you don’t recover your lost income, then your standard of living may change and your family’s financial future may be in jeopardy. Accordingly, we encourage you to protect your recovery today by contacting our experienced personal injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation about protecting your lost income and other damages after a personal injury accident.