Losing your job after a truck accident only adds insult to injury. Unfortunately, many victims of truck accidents are physically unable to return to work right away. In some cases, these injuries could prevent a person from ever working again.
If you lost your job in the aftermath of a truck accident, you could be entitled to a monetary award. A DWF truck accident lawyer from our firm can advocate on your behalf and help you pursue fair and full compensation for your lost wages and other damages.
Recovering lost wages through a truck accident claim
If your truck accident injury has caused you to miss work, or has made you incapable of performing your former job duties and thus negatively impacted your present and future earning capacity, you have the right to pursue compensation for these losses from the parties responsible for your accident.
You may also seek compensation for past, present, and future medical bills stemming from the accident, as well as damages for pain and suffering and lost quality of life.
Following a semi-truck accident, your attorney will evaluate your work records prior to your injury. This can provide your attorney with a clear picture of your weekly wages at the time of the accident. Using this documentation, you could recover all of the missed paychecks you lost out on due to your injury.
What’s more, you could also recover future lost wages as well. If you can show your injuries will result in life-long disabilities, you might be able to secure compensation for both past and future lost wages.
Who is responsible for your lost wages?
There are a number of parties that may be liable for your damages after a truck accident, including not only the truck driver but also the trucking company that employs the driver, the contractor responsible for the maintenance of the vehicle, or other drivers on the road. Additionally, a defective truck part could have contributed to the accident, allowing you to pursue lost wage claims against the truck manufacturer. Finally, the government might also bear some responsibility for your injuries if the condition of the roadway was responsible for the accident.
Talk to an attorney about your lost wages claim
No matter who was responsible for your accident, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. Let the DFW injury attorneys of Angel Reyes & Associates fight for you and your injury claim. To get started with the process, call right away for a free consultation. You owe us no attorney fees unless we win your case.