Being in a car accident can be stressful and traumatic. In addition to feeling pain from the injuries you’ve suffered, you may encounter unexpected costs such as having to purchase a new vehicle or pay medical bills. Significantly, it can affect your ability to work and lead to uncertainty over current and future employment.
If you’re injured in a car accident, you may have to take time off work, which can affect your ability to pay your bills and sustain yourself. However, the at-fault driver will be liable for lost earnings during the period of time that you were unable to work. If you have suffered a serious injury, it may affect your future earning potential. An experienced car injury attorney will guide you through this process and maximize recovery for your present and future losses due to the accident
Best Practices To Follow
- Ask your doctor to determine the extent of the injuries and the amount of time you will need off work. Get a medical note from the doctor taking your off work. This will help prevent losing your job and also support your claim against the at-fault driver by showing you were unable to work as a direct result of the accident.
- Contact your employer and explain the situation. Many employers are understanding and a solution can be worked out during your period of recovery.
- Remember to document the days you’ve missed because of the injury.
- Get your pay stubs for several months before the accident, as well as any period after the accident in which you were working less than your normal hours or getting less wages. This will show how much more money you were making before being injured.
- Speak with an experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyer. Proving future damages is complicated and may require expert testimony and evidence.Call Behzadi Law Offices 24/7 to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION at 702-643-4878 (HURT) or fill out this form and we’ll help compensate you for loss of earnings and earning capacity.