If you are seriously injured in a truck accident, you can face a long road to recovery. Large trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and can inflict devastating injuries to those who are in their path during an accident. Not only are there medical bills and ongoing treatments you may need, you could be unable to work for long periods of time after a serious truck accident. Recovering loss of wages is a vital component in your claim that needs to be carefully calculated.
Any motor vehicle accident can cause serious injuries. With truck accidents, the chance of disabling injuries is higher. Returning to work may not be possible for weeks, months or years – in some cases, returning to the same type of work may be impossible. As part of a truck accident claim, calculating the lost income caused by the injury will be a major component of the award in a personal injury lawsuit.
Recovering Loss of Wages in a Truck Accident Claim
If a victim of a negligent truck accident is unable to work due to their injury, loss of income may be part of their claim. Insurance companies for the truck driver and trucking company will fight to pay out as little as possible for losses. Recovering loss of wages for time lost from work immediately after the truck accident can be simple; however, calculating future loss of wages can be more difficult.
When a truck accident injury will result in ongoing time lost from work, this monetary award needs to consider many factors. A forensic economist may be required to complete a thorough and accurate estimation on how much income will be lost based on the scope of the injury. Factors that need to be considered include the level of disability, age of the victim, employment history, education level and lost earning capacity. It is vital to have legal representation to ensure the victim has experts to help fight for his rights to recovering loss of wages in the past, present and future.
Are you a victim of a serious injury truck accident in Fresno, Bakersfield or Tulare County? Contact our team at Maison Law in Visalia to discuss your case. We offer free initial consultations and you never need to pay upfront legal fees if we take your case. Let us help you fight for your right to compensation, including recovering loss of wages, medical bills and other losses. Call us today.