Are you missing work due to a car accident, and do you need to file a wage loss claim? When you are involved in a car accident, it can disrupt your life in many ways. You may face medical treatment and bills, car repairs, and mental health impacts, all while being unable to work. 

Missing work due to a car accident can bring financial stress on top of your physical and emotional injuries. If accident injuries prevented you from working, you should consider filing a wage loss claim.

Will Car Insurance Pay for Missed Work?

If someone’s negligence caused your car accident, you might be able to recover lost wages from their insurance. In Texas, the at-fault driver’s insurance is responsible for paying accident damages. If the other driver is uninsured or underinsured, your underinsured motorist coverage might pay lost wages.

What’s Included in a Houston Lost Wage Claim?

Missing work due to a car accident means you may be eligible for reimbursement through a lost wage claim. Lost wage claims can include any type of income you usually earn, such as:

  • Weekly salary,
  • Hourly wage,
  • Over time,
  • Tips,
  • Bonuses,
  • Commission,
  • Pay raises you anticipated, and
  • Retirement fund contributions.

If you had to use sick days or vacation days when you were recovering from accident injuries, a lost wage claim could seek reimbursement for the financial value of those days.

How to Claim Lost Wages From Car Accidents in Houston Texas?

We explain how to claim lost wages from a car accident. A successful claim requires you to prove the extent of your lost wages. For this proof, you should provide evidence of your lost wages, such as: 

  • Pay stubs or annual earnings statements, 
  • Employee performance reports, and
  • A company handbook that details raise and bonus policies.

You also need to prove that the injuries were related to your accident. Medical reports from doctors you consulted soon after your accident can help prove this connection. 

The accident report can help prove the circumstances of the accident, including who was responsible. Bring all evidence to support your lost wage claim to your attorney, who can point out what additional documentation might help your claim.

How Can a Car Accident Lawyer Help?

When you’re out of work due to an accident, a car accident lawyer can help you gather evidence, calculate lost wages, and file a claim. The lawyer will negotiate with the insurance company to get you the lost wage compensation you deserve.

A lawyer’s help takes the hassle and stress of insurance negotiations from you and allows you to focus on recovering from your injuries.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

If you suffered injuries that interfered with your job due to a car accident, you should contact a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer. At Armstrong Lee & Baker LLP, our personal injury lawyers help car accident victims recover maximum compensation.

We fight for justice, working tirelessly to help our clients obtain the medical care and financial provision they need.

We don’t want financial stress to keep you from receiving excellent legal advice, so we work on contingency. You don’t owe us anything until we win you money.

Contact us for a free consultation to learn more about our firm and find out if we’re the right choice to represent you in a car accident claim. We’ll listen to your story, explain your legal options, and answer any questions.

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Scott Armstrong obtains remarkable results for his clients.  He has successfully tried numerous cases to favorable verdicts and reached significant settlements on his clients’ behalf.  In the process, he has recovered millions for his clients.