The majority of people in the United States have a car and use this as their primary mode of transportation. With over 115 million people on the roads each day, accidents are an everyday occurrence as well. If you’ve ever been in a car accident, you know how difficult the entire process can be. From the initial accident, assessing any injuries, filing a police report, and working with your insurance company to cover damages—even a minor fender bender can become a complicated ordeal. When you sustain an injury that keeps you from performing your regular physical and social activities, the damage seems even greater. If you’re unable to work due to an injury from a car accident in which you were not at fault, the financial implications can feel overwhelming. For this reason, it’s important to understand how to collect lost wages.
The term “lost wages” refers to the money that you would have been able to collect if you had not been injured in the car accident. This can include your full-time salary for the time you’re unable to work, lost potential earnings, and even lost opportunities (like a conference you weren’t able to attend). Before you start the process of requesting to collecting lost wages, be sure to consult with legal representation. You want to make sure that you are going through the process correctly, without missing any crucial steps, and an experienced attorney will help with this.
Starting a Claim to Recover Lost Wages
When starting a claim to request compensation for lost wages, your attorney will typically work with the at-fault driver’s insurance agency to recover your losses. There are several pieces of information that you must provide in order to complete this process. These might include:
A letter from your physician or medical expert describing your injuries, and why you are currently unable to work. They might include a time frame of recovery (for example, no standing for more than ten minutes at a time for the next six months).
A list of medications that you have been prescribed to deal with the injury.
A letter from your employer explaining that you have missed work due to your injuries.
A copy of the police report that was filed at the scene of the accident.
If You Were Injured in a Car Accident, Contact Brauns Law
When you’re involved in a car accident and sustain an injury in the Duluth, Georiga, area, first seek immediate medical attention and then contact the legal team at Brauns Law. Even a seemingly minor injury can evolve into something larger as time progresses, and you want to be proactive in your approach to treatment and recovering lost wages. Our experienced attorneys will work to help you start a claim for damages incurred and work directly with the insurance agency so that you can focus on your recovery. Call us today at (404) 205-8614, or reach out to us online for a free initial consultation.