It is a great physical, emotional, and most of all, financial toll when you experience injuries in the aftermath of an accident. What’s worse is if the accident was due to no fault of your own. However, you may be eligible to obtain financial compensation for your economic damages, which include your loss of earnings, via a personal injury claim. Read on to discover how you can recover your loss of earnings and how a seasoned Howard County personal injury attorney at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates can guide you every step of the way in doing so.
In what types of personal injury cases may I recover loss of earnings?
Filing a personal injury claim is a way in which you can hold the at-fault party of your accident, and subsequent injuries, financially responsible for the loss of earnings you have incurred. Some examples of the personal injury cases that may lead to compensation for loss of earnings include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Auto accidents:
- Car accidents.
- Drunk driver accidents.
- Truck accidents.
- Motorcycle accidents.
- Bicycle accidents.
- Mass transit accidents.
- Pedestrian accidents.
- Slip and fall accidents:
- Hotel accidents.
- Supermarket accidents.
- Elevator accidents.
- Parking lot accidents.
- Sidewalk accidents.
- Snow and ice accidents.
- Medical malpractice.
- Dog bites.
- Defective product accidents.
- Workplace accidents.
- Construction accidents.
How do I recover my loss of earnings?
It is an unfortunate truth that insurance companies are notorious for disputing loss of earnings claims. This is why you carry the responsibility of satisfying the burden of proof. This means that you must provide enough evidence that your accident injuries directly inhibit your ability to return to work or earn an income in any capacity.
Then, you must prove the amount of income you would have earned if had been able to work as normal. You can prove your lost wages by asking your employer to provide documents that declare your work history, your standard income, and the amount of time you missed due to your injury. Aside from your employer’s documents, you can also prove the same with the following:
- Copies of your tax returns.
- Copies of your past pay stubs.
- Copies of your income statements.
Lastly, you may also be entitled to receive compensation for the loss of your future earnings and your diminished earning capacity. With these claims, you must prove that your injury caused by the accident prevents you from working in the future and even prevents you from returning to that field of work altogether.
Fulfilling this burden of proof is a key component to winning your personal injury lawsuit and retrieving your financial reward. This is why we believe it is in your best interest to employ one of our competent attorneys at our personal injury firm in Howard County as soon as possible.
Contact Our Howard County, Maryland Firm
If you or a family member has sustained severe injuries in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.