If you have been in an accident chances are you had to take some time off work to recuperate. Taking time off work means you are not being paid, and this can leave you without enough funds to pay all of your bills. When the accident was not your fault, you are entitled to be repaid for the wages you have lost.
In order to recover lost wages after an accident you will need to:
- Establish liability: this requires a showing that the other party was the one that caused the accident and can be shown through police reports, photos of the accident scene, testimony of witnesses, or accident reconstruction.
- Present evidence of your damages: you damages are likely not limited to lost wages, you are probably also out of pocket for prescriptions and have been receiving bills from medical providers. Receipts from the pharmacy and doctor’s invoices are the best proof of your health related damages, and your paystubs and bank statements will show how much you lost in pay because of the accident.
To recover these amounts you will have to make a demand to the responsible party. This is done by submitting evidence to an insurance adjuster, or to the Court for review. Your personal injury case is unique to you, so the evidence and where it is presented will also be unique. Some cases are settled by negotiating with the insurance company for the negligent party while others require a trial for resolution. We handle cases at every stage and work with you to develop the strategy that will work best for you. We fight for the maximum compensation you are entitled to receive, and make sure important aspects of your case such as your future medical needs are not overlooked. Come talk to us today about your needs and find out how we can help you.
If you or a loved one have been in an accident, call the attorneys at Yetnikoff Law Offices, PLLC for help. Call us at 800-279-6331 or visit us online for more information about how we can help you today.