If you’ve been the victim of a severe car accident and the medical bills are starting to pile up, it’s easy to get stressed—especially if you are unable to work due to your injuries. And not only do you have to worry about your growing list of medical bills, but you also might be worried about your other regular financial obligations such as your mortgage, utility bills, and car payment.
Should the injuries you sustained from a car accident keep you from working, you have a right to seek compensation to recover your lost wages per Georgia law.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Get?
If you were the victim of an automobile accident, it is absolutely the other party’s responsibility to pay for any lost compensation if you are unable to work. Calculating lost wages can be as simple as figuring out how many hours of work you missed while recovering and how much you would have been paid per hour (or how much of your salary you lost).
Recovering lost wages for future earning potential is also a possibility if it’s warranted. For example, if you sustain a severe brain injury or are paralyzed from an accident, then you may not be able to hold the same job they had before the accident. In that case, your future income would be calculated (potentially in a very large sum) and be given to the victim.
Why You Should be Recovering Lost Wages in Georgia
No one expects to be the victim of a car accident, and if your injuries are severe enough it could greatly impact your ability to make an income in the short- and long term. Just because you were in a car accident doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be able to pay your mortgage, your medical bills, and take care of your family properly. Whether your recovery takes a few months to a few years—or it completely prevents you from working again—you deserve to be fairly compensated to live your life the way you were before your accident.
If you or someone you love is a victim of a car accident and needs to recover their lost wages in Georgia, call Randy E. Fry at (404) 948-3571 to make sure those who are responsible compensate you fairly.