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Losing Income because of an Accident

An important part of any personal injury claim is the amount of the damages. While most people are aware that they are entitled to reimbursement for medical expenses and pain and suffering related to an accident, they often overlook another category of damages to which they may be entitled – lost wages. At Simeone & Miller, LLP, we have extensive experience collecting lost income for our clients, including working with doctors, economists, and vocational rehabilitation experts, where necessary. Our managing partner, Thomas J. Simeone, is a Certified Public Accountant and is able to assist all of our clients with difficult calculations of the full income lost due to an accident.

When you suffer a bodily injury as the result of another's negligence, you are entitled to recover the income that you lost because of the accident or due to your injuries. This includes income from days when you were physically unable to work or days where you missed work because you were going to doctor’s appointment. You may even have had to use your vacation or sick leave to recover from your injuries. But just because you didn’t actually lose income by being forced to use paid time off does not mean that you are not entitled to reimbursement. You still deserve compensation for using leave that you would not have used if it had not been for your accident.

To ensure that you recover the full damages to which you are entitled, including income loss while you recover from your injuries, you should begin documenting any paid or unpaid time missed from work immediately after your accident. It is important to keep a correct and accurate list of all dates and hours missed. If you missed any bonuses, overtime, or other compensation, the key to recovering those losses in your case is to obtain documentation of those losses. Letters from employers and customers, previously filed tax returns, and contracts that you were not able to perform are the best way to document a loss of income.

It is our goal at Simeone & Miller, LLP to make sure that you get the best settlement possible. One way to ensure that is to make sure that we recover all of your damages, including all lost wages and earnings resulting from your accident. To get in touch with a Washington, DC personal injury lawyer at our firm, call our office at (202) 888-0872 and request a free case evaluation.