Skip to Content
chevron-left chevron-right chevron-up chevron-right chevron-left arrow-back star phone quote checkbox-checked search wrench info shield play connection mobile coin-dollar spoon-knife ticket pushpin location gift fire feed bubbles home heart calendar price-tag credit-card clock envelop facebook instagram twitter youtube pinterest yelp google reddit linkedin envelope bbb pinterest homeadvisor angies

It’s common for car accident victims to find themselves unable to work while they recover from their injuries, especially if they’re involved in a high-speed collision. Broken bones, brain damage, and permanent disability are only a few of the consequences you might experience due to another driver’s negligence. 

Don’t forget that you’re entitled to compensation for all damages after a car accident results in a personal injury. 

What you do after a collision can influence your ability to recover lost wages, which is why you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Getting compensated for lost income due to a car accident will be easier and quicker when you have an experienced professional by your side.

Demonstrating Your Injuries

Providing proof of your injuries is crucial if you want your claim to be successful. Defendants and insurance companies will try to avoid payout by accusing you of making your injuries worse or using them as an excuse to miss work. Detailed medical records showing your treatment plan and your experiences with the injury can stop this from happening. 

When medical records aren’t enough, don’t forget that you can still get your doctor involved. They can provide a statement on your behalf that demonstrates how your injuries and your job are not compatible. They can prove that trying to ignore the pain will only cause significant discomfort, health complications, and decreased productivity.

Proof of Your Lost Income

Proving that your injuries exist and were a direct result of another driver’s negligence is only the first step. If you want to be adequately compensated, you need to prove that you’re actively losing income. You’ll also need a way to quantify your lost wages, as calculating your compensation properly requires a specific monetary value. 

This can be done by asking for a letter from your employer, which explains the situation and how your injuries stop you from working. 

Gathering pay documents would be your next step. Pay stubs, tax returns, tax forms and other financial considerations that can demonstrate how much income you’re losing is fundamental if you want to maximize your settlement. 

Documenting Reduced Earning Capacity

It’s not rare for an accident to cause temporary or permanent disability. Even if you manage to recover, returning to work could still be impossible because of the damage done by the accident. This can result in a reduction in your earning capacity, as you’re unable to perform as you used to before the accident. 

You have a right to pursue additional compensation for the income lost because of your disability. Medical records and a statement from your doctor will help you in this scenario too, especially if the accident aggravated a pre-existing injury. 

Call a Car Accident Lawyer

When a car accident leaves you with severe injuries, to the point where you’re unable to work and take care of your loved ones, you need to be compensated adequately in order to get your life back on track. Unfortunately, this can be difficult and make you feel overwhelmed, especially when insurance adjusters try to diminish your claim’s value. 

Car accident lawyers at The Estes Law Firm are here to seek justice on your behalf. We know that you’re in a difficult financial situation and won’t let anyone take advantage of it. You can start now by calling 281-238-5400 or using our website’s contact form to schedule your free consultation. 

Wage & Hour News

Biden Administration Proposes Raising Minimum Wage for Federal Employees and Contractors January 27, 2021

As part of a “third wave” of executive orders, on January 22, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order instructing the Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to “provide a report to the President with recommendations to promote a $15/hour minimum wage for Federal employees.” The Biden Administration announced via a Fact Sheet […]

Employment Law Changes To Expect Under the Biden Administration January 27, 2021

Most newly-elected presidents have a different take on employment and workplace laws than their predecessors and that is certainly the case with President Biden. While it is impossible to predict what he might be able, or willing, to accomplish during his term, President Biden has given some indication… By: Fairfield and Woods P.C.

Car Accident News

NTSB Challenges and Expectations for 2021 January 22, 2021

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigates, reports on and determines the probable causes of transportation accidents in all modes of transportation, from planes, trains and automobiles, to pipelines, ships and other accidents of a catastrophic or recurring nature, such as commercial space transportation accidents and accidents involving hazardous materials. When the NTSB identifies safety […]

8 Social Media Tips for Car Accident Claimants January 19, 2021

Social media can be lighthearted, funny, informative (e.g., who has the best New York Style Pizza in West Palm Beach?), and just plain fun. It can also be a catalyst for many positive changes; e.g., badly needed fundraisers. Nonetheless, because of the permanent nature of social media, what appears never truly disappears and has been […]

Personal Injury & Products Liability News

Personal Injury Compensation: What Types of Damages Can I Recover and What Is My Case Worth? January 26, 2021

When pursuing personal injury claims in California, there are two main categories of potential compensation: economic damages and non-economic damages. The differences are relatively simple: For economic damages think of “out of pocket losses.” These “out of pocket” losses generally consist of……By: The Injury Legal Team

[Webinar] COVID-19 & Juror Attitudes: Insight from Our 2020 Longitudinal Research Study and What the Findings Mean for Your Next Case – January 27th, 9:00 am PST January 26, 2021

Societal shocks tend to reverberate in the courtroom. The COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. For over 20 years, DecisionQuest has been conducting nationwide juror research through social crises like the Enron scandal, 9/11, the Great Recession, the #MeToo movement and more recently, the global COVID-19 pandemic, tracking changing juror attitudes and serving as a social […]

Schedule a Free Consultation