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Can I Sue for Lost Future Wages?

If you have been seriously in an accident, your life may be turned upside down in the blink of an eye. A severe injury can derail your life for years to come, resulting in physical, emotional, and financial burdens. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may have to take a significant amount of time off work to heal or be unable to return to work. Those injured due to another person’s negligence often wonder whether they can seek compensation for the financial hit they’ve taken because they can’t work. Fortunately, if you’ve been hurt due to another person’s negligence, you have legal recourse through the personal injury claims process. It’s possible to seek compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, property damage, and past and future lost wages. Please continue reading and contact our seasoned Bradenton Personal Injury Lawyers to learn how we can help you seek compensation for the damages you’ve wrongfully endured. 

What Damages Can I Claim?

Generally, when pursuing a personal injury claim, you can seek compensation for your economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages represent quantifiable monetary losses. Essentially, these are your out-of-pocket expenses, such as medical bills, lost wages, property damage, etc. However, it’s also possible to seek compensation for your subjective losses. Non-economic damages are non-monetary losses such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, etc. These non-quantifiable damages don’t have a dollar amount attached, which makes them harder to prove in a personal injury case.

As mentioned above, if your injuries have rendered you unable to work, whether temporary or permanent, you can seek compensation for any wages you have lost or will lose because of your injuries. Lost wages represent the money you would have earned from working if you hadn’t been injured. Essentially, it’s the income you’re not receiving because your injuries have prevented you from fulfilling your job duties. These damages are more than just your paycheck. It covers your income, potential income, benefits, and even tips you would’ve made if the accident had not occurred.

How Do I Prove Lost Future Wages?

Unfortunately, there is always some speculation surrounding the severity of the injury and whether or not the injured party will ever be able to return to work. To prove the extent of your injuries, it’s in your best interest to connect with a skilled Bradenton personal injury attorney who can help you gather the necessary evidence to bolster your claim. This includes medical documentation, pre-injury income, documentation from your employer showing what your earnings would be if you continued to work in the role you were in before the accident, what you would earn if you returned to work in a diminished capacity, your potential for advancement, and testimony from experts who can verify the accident’s impact on your professional life.

If you or someone you love has been injured due to another’s negligence, please don’t hesitate to contact a determined lawyer from Becker & Lindauer, LLC, who can help you fight for the compensation you need to get your life back on track. If you’ve been injured & rendered unable to work, read this to learn how we can help you seek compensation for lost future wages.