Lost Wages from a Car Wreck in Georgia
Not only do you have to deal with medical bills and vehicular damage as a result of your car wreck, but you might even have missed several days, weeks or even months of work. Loss of income due to something outside of your control is frustrating and unjust. However, with the right attorney on your side, there is hope.
Lost Wages Covered Under Insurance
Lost wages refers to the income that you could have potentially earned if you had not been injured in the car wreck. This term encompasses a few different scenarios, including:
- Wages that were lost during the period of time that you were unable to work as a result of the car wreck
- A loss of earning capacity if you sustained a long-term injury or a permanent disability that prevents you from earning as much as you made before the car wreck
- Loss of opportunity, such as missing a job interview while you were recovering
If your insurance company covers lost wages, you will need to provide a series of documents including a letter from your doctor describing your injuries and how long they kept you from working, a letter from your employer verifying that you missed work, and a copy of the police report from the car wreck.
Lost Wages Recovered from the At-Fault Party
If you are not covered under a lost wages policy from your insurance, you may still receive compensation from your lost wages by making a claim against the at-fault party’s bodily injury liability.
If the at-fault party does not have insurance or adequate coverage, you might be able to file the loss of wages under your car insurance company’s uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage.
How We Can Help
We understand how frustrating it can be to not be able to work. The legal process concerning personal injury claims can be hard to navigate, but at The Turner Firm, we will make sure you are guided through quickly and efficiently. We have had numerous successful cases similar to yours and want to help you get back on your feet. To start fighting back today, give us a call.