Posted on Friday, November 27th, 2015 at 3:46 am
If you were injured in a California truck accident, you may have missed a substantial amount of time from work as you struggled to recover from your injuries. In some cases, you may be unable to return to work or return to the job that you had prior to the accident. You may be wondering who is going to reimburse you for your lost income. The truck accident attorneys of Tiemann Law Firm can help you recover your lost wages and other damages.
Due to the sheer size of commercial trucks, the injuries in a truck accident are typically traumatic and life-changing. It has been over a year since comedian Tracy Morgan was injured in a truck accident involving a Wal-Mart truck yet he still walks with a cane and has memory problems.
Traumatic brain injuries are common in truck accidents. Patients with this type of injury often require years of physical therapy and medical treatment. According to experts, Morgan’s recovery could take years. Some patients never fully recover from injuries sustained in truck accidents. This creates a severe financial burden for the victim and his or her family.
Calculating Lost Wages in a Truck Accident Case
If you cannot work due to injuries sustained in a truck accident, you are entitled to receive reimbursement for your lost wages from the at-fault party. It is important to retain an experienced California truck attorney to represent you in your claim because truck accident cases often involve several parties. The truck driver, the company, and other parties may all be liable for the accident. A personal injury attorney with experience handling large truck cases understands how to research and identify all of the liable parties. This increases the chance you will receive the maximum compensation for your damages. Past lost wages are usually not difficult to calculate because we know what you would have earned had you been able to work after the accident to the present date. Future lost wages and loss of earning capacity is more difficult to calculate. If you will be unable to return to work for an unknown period because of your injuries, how do we calculate your damages? If you are able to work but you are unable to do the work you did prior to the accident and will earn less income, how is that calculated? What happens if you are never able to return to work? What happens to the promotions, bonuses, and other compensation you would have received had you not been injured in the truck accident? In many truck accident cases, we employ financial experts to calculate the damages from future lost earnings. A forensic economist uses factors such as your age, health prior to the accident, employment history, education, job skills, economic lifestyle, and earnings history to calculate the income you would have earned had it not been for the truck accident. It is not an exact science but hiring an experienced truck accident lawyer who understands the complexities of valuing lost wages as damages will give you a better chance of success.
Get Help Recovering Lost Wages In A Sacramento Truck Accident Claim
Contact Tiemann Law Firm for your free consultation with one of our Sacramento personal injury attorneys. You can contact us online, call our toll free number at (916) 999-9000, or chat with a representative on our website. Our friendly staff is here to help you as you recover from injuries caused by a truck accident.