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.