Car accidents can be rather costly. Your vehicle needs repairs, and if you get hurt, you may have expensive medical bills and even have to miss work while you heal. When you miss work following a Connecticut car accident, you are probably wondering if you can claim lost wages. The short answer is yes.

After you've been involved in a CT car accident, you are able to recover lost wages in your claim, but under one condition, you are not deemed to be more than 50% at fault.

While this may answer your immediate question, there's more you should know about lost wages and car accident claims in the below article.

For case-specific guidance, you should speak with a Connecticut car accident lawyer at Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law. Our team can help you determine what compensation you are entitled to and how to get it.

Call our CT office today to schedule a free consultation.

Claiming Lost Wages in a CT Car Accident Claim

You will need to have records and evidence of all losses you suffered as a result of the accident before you can file an insurance claim with the at-fault driver's insurance company. Proof of lost income, showing that you would have earned a specific amount had you not been injured, is necessary to recover the wages you lost due to your inability to work. 

Evidence may include:

  • Pay stubs
  • Copy of your work schedule
  • Doctor's note that shows you were unable to work due to your injuries

Include these documents with your claim submission to the insurance company, as well as the exact amount of lost wages you are seeking.

Recovering Lost Wages By Suing

Even if you file an insurance claim, you may still file a lawsuit to recover your lost wages. If the insurance company doesn't agree with your claim or doesn't offer enough compensation in a settlement or you need to pursue further damages that exceed the coverage limits of the at-fault party, you may wish to sue.

If this is the route you may take, it's important to retain the services of a lawyer to increase your chances of success.

Contact Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

The burden of lost wages should not fall on yourself, especially if another party was at fault and responsible for your injuries that caused you to miss work. Our lawyers at Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law will use their expertise to help our client obtain justice.

Call us today to discuss the details of your case and to begin the process of moving on with your life.

Posted by: Brandon J. Bro…
Date: Tue, 05/21/2024 - 16:26

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