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Claiming lost wages due to an accident

| Dec 5, 2018 | Car Accidents

An unexpected car accident can be a scary situation for Cary area residents. Luckily, most car accidents are minor, but thousands of families are affected by a serious accident each year. These accidents can be emotionally jarring, but can also cause financial stress for a family. If the car accident was the result of negligence, the victim may be able to claim damages, including lost wages.

When a car accident causes injury to a person, they often have to miss work because of the injuries. These injuries can be life-threatening and require extensive medical care. Because of an injury, a person may not be able to work for a period of time. If the accident was due to no fault of their own, compensation may be available for lost wages.

Establishing lost income comes from proving that a person was not employed for a period of time because of the injuries they sustained in the accident. Documentation and evidence needs to be provided from medical providers showing that the injuries caused them not being able to work. If the car accident injury causes a person to have to take a job that pays less money, they may be able to be compensated for the difference in wages as well.

A legal professional who specializes in personal injury can help their client with their car accident claim. They can investigate the accident and help determine what caused the accident and who is at fault. An attorney understands the emotional and financial loss their client may be facing and can fight for compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses and other damages.

While no one anticipates they will be involved in an accident, a car accident can happen to anyone. If a person receives serious injuries in an accident, they may be eligible for compensation to help them recover and put their life back together.


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