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Personal Injury and Loss of Earnings: Why This is Important

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on May 24, 2015

A dollar billWhen clients work with the legal team of Chanfrau & Chanfrau, they receive some of the finest legal advice and counsel in the greater Daytona Beach area. They will help you obtain damages in personal injury lawsuits and also provide insight on what to expect going forward following the completion of your case.

A number of clients who are seriously injured have questions about the damages that will be sought, particularly with regard to lost wages. Let's consider these matters in greater detail right now.

About Damages in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Damages are sought in personal injury lawsuits in order to cover losses that have been experienced as a result of an act of negligence. This includes covering damaged property, medical bills, future medical costs, and even lost wages from one's job. These compensatory damages will help injury victims and their loved ones recover losses and hold the negligent party accountable for their actions.

Why Lost Wages Are Covered in Personal Injury Damages

When a person is seriously injured, it's of the utmost importance that negligent parties are held fully accountable for what they have done, which includes making the injury victim lose wages from their job. With serious injuries, this can be a substantial loss for the injury victim and their loved ones, and one that has occurred through no fault of their own.

Given these matters, it's obvious that lost wages should be covered by personal injury damages sought against a negligent/at-fault party.

Loss of Earning Potential Is Also Crucial

In addition to the wages lost while a person recovers from an injury, it's not uncommon to also seek damages to cover lost potential earnings by the injury victim. In such matters, the injury that was experienced is so substantial that the injury victim is unable to perform his or her usual job duties, or experience physical and/or cognitive issues that limit their hireability or ability to advance their career.

In these cases, damages will cover the loss of the injury victim's future earnings since those are wages that have been denied them as a result of another person or party's irresponsible actions.

How These Are Calculated

In order to calculate the lost wages, attorneys will simply look at the number of days or weeks that an injury victim has been unable to be at work while convalescing and recovering from an injury.

For future earnings, attorneys will consider the salary expectations for a given career over a course of time and make calculations from there.

Since these are both compensatory damages, there are real numbers and figures to consider, or at least solid predictive numbers that will arrive at a fair determination of the damages to be sought with this matter in mind. Our attorneys will help make sure that you and your loved ones receive what is due.

Speak with Our Team of Personal Injury Lawyers

To learn more about your legal options following a serious injury or the loss of a loved one, it's important that you contact our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers today. The legal team here at Chanfrau & Chanfrau will work with you to ensure that you receive just compensation for the hardships that you have had to endure.

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