Can I Be Reimbursed For Lost Wages After a Car Accident?

Being involved in a car accident can turn your life upside down. If you sustain injuries, you may require surgery, physical therapy, and months of recovery time. You might also have to deal with the frustration of missing time from work.

Hiring our Augusta car accident lawyers can reduce some of the stress of filing a claim. Hawk Law Group has decades of experience handling motor vehicle accidents and has recovered millions for accident victims. We can help you recover lost wages and other damages after your wreck.

Call our law offices at (706) 722-3500 to schedule your free consultation with one of our Augusta personal injury attorneys. Let us help you recover the compensation you deserve.

How Our Augusta Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You With a Car Accident Claim

How Our Augusta Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You With a Car Accident Claim

Fighting for fair compensation of damages can be frustrating, time-consuming, and costly. The insurance company has substantial resources to fight your claim. You need a law firm that is not afraid to stand up to insurance companies to protect you. We are that law firm.

Hawk Law Group has thirty years’ worth of experience and resources to help your claim. Our attorneys frequently recover life-changing compensation for our clients, including six and seven-figure awards.

When you hire our legal team, we will:

  • Analyze your case and provide an honest assessment of your chances of success
  • Investigate the car accident to determine how it happened and who is liable for your damages
  • Document your damages to calculate an accurate value for your injury claim
  • File an insurance claim and handle all communications with the insurance company
  • Monitor deadlines to file a personal injury lawsuit (statute of limitations)

 Our goal is to get you as much money as possible for your claim. We won’t hesitate to file a lawsuit and pursue a claim in court if the insurance company refuses to negotiate in good faith.

Call our office today to schedule your free case evaluation with an experienced Augusta personal injury lawyer. We have four law offices throughout the Central Savannah River Area.

What are Lost Wages?

What are Lost Wages?

You may hear the insurance company refer to lost wages. Lost wages are a form of economic damages. Economic damages cover financial losses incurred because of a car accident.

Many accident victims are unable to work after a motor vehicle accident. If this describes you, you may be entitled to compensation for your lost wages.

However, lost income includes more than just wages. A loss of income may include:

  • Wages and salaries
  • Benefits 
  • Loss of paid time off (i.e., vacation time, sick leave, holiday pay, etc.)
  • Reduced earning potential because your ability to work is impacted by permanent impairments and disabilities
  • Commissions
  • Bonuses 
  • Future loss of income 

Recovering compensation for lost wages after a car accident should not be complicated. However, many insurance companies try to avoid paying full compensation for lost wages. 

The claims adjuster may argue that your employer reimbursed you for lost wages, so you cannot include those amounts in your accident claim. That is not true. 

The insurance company may also argue that your medical records do not show a permanent impairment that will reduce your future income. It may tell you that you are not entitled to compensation for commission or bonuses, but these allegations might not be true either.

What Should I Do to Recover Lost Wages After a Car Accident?

If you earn a salary, calculating your lost income should be simple. You simply add up how much money you would have earned had you been able to work. If you would have received a bonus or paid time off, your employer needs to put that in writing so you can include it in your claim.

However, if you earn overtime wages, commissions, and other unpredictable income, calculating your lost income can be more challenging. Also, if the accident resulted in an impairment, you may be entitled to future lost wages or reductions in earning capacity.

In these cases, you may need to retain a medical expert to prove that you cannot work. You may also need to hire a financial expert to calculate how much income you would have earned in the future based on your age, occupation, education, experience, life expectancy, and market conditions.

Our legal team can handle all of these issues for you. We have the resources to hire leading experts in Georgia. In addition, our lawyers have extensive experience with lost wage claims, so we know how to build a strong case for maximum compensation. 

Schedule a Free Consultation With An Augusta, GA Auto Accident Lawyer At Hawk Law Group

You deserve to be compensated for all income you lost because of a car accident. Our Augusta personal injury lawyers fight to get you all the money you would have earned had it not been for the car crash. 

Call us now to schedule a free appointment with one of our personal injury lawyers in Augusta, GA.