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Can I Include Lost Wages In My Suit?


Posted On behalf of Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak on Jun 14, 2011 in Advice

Everyone knows that personal injury law suit is designed to help the plaintiff get payment for their injuries, but what exactly does that mean? How much can you get paid for? Can you be repaid for lost wages?

While the results of individual cases vary, the short answer is "yes."

Any damages that you've suffered as a result of your injury, be they medical bills, prescription expenses, property damage (such as a crashed vehicle), or wages that you were unable to earn due to your injury can and should be included in your suit. When you talk to your attorney, think of (and mention) all of the costs that you've incurred, as a result of your injury.

Some of these will be easy think of, because of the bills you've received for fixing your car, treating your injuries, or receiving post-traumatic counseling, but some of these costs will likely be in the form of lost wages. Exactly how to quantify that amount could be complicated, but an attorney who specializes in personal injury will be able to go through that process with you, and will bring their years of experience to bare in helping you get the judgment or settlement you deserve.

Call South Bend's personal injury lawyers today for your free consultation. Don't let an accident that wasn't your fault cost you.