Lost Wages in a Greensboro Car Crash?
Other than your hospital bills your lost time and earnings commonly known as lost wages is the time you were unable to work due to injury and doctor appointments. Many times you can claim your lost time and wages, even if you’ve had no actual loss of funds. For example, when your money is paid because you have taken illness leave.
DOCUMENTATION OF LOST MONEY: If you are regularly working for someone else, ask your supervisor, to write a note for you, on company letterhead. This letter should include: Your name, job, rate of pay, how many hours you normally work and how many days, and/or weeks, you missed because of the accident.
Be ready to talk about with the insurance adjuster the following:
#1. If your work demands heavy lifting and/or straining.
#2. If you lost any holiday time or sick leave.
#3. If there was any loss of future earnings.
#4. If you were away from one or more business meetings.
#5. If you were unable to make appointments with important customers or potential customers.
SHOULD YOU OWN A BUSINESS OR BE SELF-EMPLOYED: Be sure to be reimbursed for the cost of any additional help you were forced to use while undergoing medical treatment and/or getting better. PREPARE YOURSELF AND BE READY TO TALK ABOUT: If your work demands heavy straining or lifting, how many times you normally work each day and week, your average funds per week, if your business lost funds while you were out of work, and have proof as to how much money you lost.
To uphold your claim you should think about presenting to the adjuster whatever things will prove a loss in billing or services. Two easy examples would be:
#1. A calendar showing things you had to cancel.
#2. Letters (or docs) which clearly show the reality of important work meetings you had no choice but were unable to go to.
COMMISSIONS AND OVERTIME: Overtime and commissions are certainly legitimate losses you can claim. Be sure to get a letter from your employer, on his stationary, spelling out the possible amount of money you lost in overtime and commissions. This can be done by reviewing last year’s numbers, during the same time period, then averaging them out for that exact space in time you were unable to work.
Be sure to collect not for the net wages but the gross wages.
Contact our Greensboro Car Accident Lawyers today if you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident in Greensboro, High Point or Asheboro.