How a Tampa Auto Accident Lawyer Can Help You Prove
If you’ve been in a Tampa area
car accident, you may not be able to work or perform the
same duties you could before the accident. And, missed
days at work often mean smaller paychecks. Lost wages
can be a disaster for you and your family, leaving you
no way to pay the mortgage or put food on the table. To
get help in recovering your lost wages, contact a Tampa
auto accident lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.
A lawyer can help you learn about which insurance policies
are available to reimburse you for lost wages, and other
ways to recover your salary, but time is of the essence.
Without fast legal help, insurance policies may be disproportionately
applied to medical bills, or you may lose the opportunity
to prove your lost wages at all.
Without a Tampa auto accident lawyer,
proving lost wages to an insurance adjuster or courtroom
can be difficult. However, this process can also mean
the difference in whether you pay your bills or even if
you keep your home, so you deserve knowledgeable personal
injury attorneys who offer a compassionate view on
your case to help you get the compensation you need.
If you’ve been injured because
of someone else’s negligent or reckless driving,
contact a Tampa car
accident lawyer from Clark & Martino, P.A. Our
lawyers can help give you direction on some of the steps
you can take to prove lost wages. Some steps that might
be taken to prove your lost wages include:
- Seeing a doctor—if you can’t
work because of injuries, get a written note of the
nature/duration of your injury. If you don’t see
a doctor, an adjuster, judge, or jury may question whether
you really were too injured to work.
- Gathering company records—if
you own your own company or are otherwise self-employed,
you may need to collect profit and loss statements,
invoices, bank records, etc. You also may need to document
how your company lost money because your injuries kept
you away from your duties.
- Documenting the amount of earnings
you lose—you may need to contact the payroll department
at your job, request records, or ask your employer or
human resources manager for documentation of your earnings
history and the dates you were off work.
Calling in sick for an extended amount
of time may even cause you to lose your job, since many
employers can only hold a position for a period of a few
months. Even more problems may arise if you find out that,
due to injuries, you can’t return to your line of
work, which typically means you’ll need compensation
to pay for training and education in a new line of work.
Having the help of an experienced lawyer
can be a great relief to you and your family in this tough
time. Contact Clark & Martino at 1-888-868-5615 to
receive a free initial consultation from Tampa auto accident
lawyer about your case.