When you’re injured in a car accident, you have more to worry about than just getting better. You have medical bills and car repair costs all while you’re not working.
Many victims of car accidents have a hard time staying away from work. They’re already stressed from their accident and they don’t want to miss out on a paycheck, so they keep working despite doctor’s orders.
If Your Doctor Says You Can’t Work, Don’t Try
If your injuries are severe enough, your doctor will tell you to stay home from work. Many of us might need the rest, but we worry about how we’re going to pay the bills.
Despite this urge to get back to work so you can get paid, going back to work too soon will only result in a longer recovery. If your doctor says to stay home, stay home. Even if you’re feeling better, wait until you get a clean bill of health from your doctor.
Now that you’ve decided to heed your doctor’s orders and stay home from work to get better, you’re still worried about paying your bills. Not only do you have medical bills as a result of your accident, you still have your regular bills like a mortgage and car payment.
You don’t have to worry about how you’re going to make ends meet. As a victim of someone else’s negligence, you can file a lawsuit against them. A skilled personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles can help you recover what you deserve so you can stop worrying about how you pay your bills.
Lost Earning Capacity
There are many types of damages you can receive compensation for after a car accident. These include:
- Rehabilitation costs
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
What will help you pay your regular bills, however, is compensation for lost wages or lost earning capacity. If you’re going to make a full recovery but will be out of work for an extended period of time, you can recover lost wages for the time you are out of work. If your injuries are more severe and you may never be able to completely return to work, you can recover for your lost earning capacity.
Lost earning capacity is harder to prove because it requires a calculation of how much more you would have made over the course of your life. An experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer will be able to review your pay stubs and create an accurate picture of how much money you’re owed.
Contact Your Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer
Suffering an injury in a car accident is a stressful experience. Unfortunately, more stress is often added when you have to be out of work. You need an advocate, a team of personal injury lawyers in Los Angeles who will fight to protect your rights. Let us help you by taking the stress of being out of work off your shoulders. You need to focus on your recovery.
Contact Steinberg Injury Lawyers today for a free, no obligation evaluation of your case.