Recovering Lost Wages After a Car Accident in Florida
We recently had a gentleman walk into our office with an excellent question. He'd been injured in a pretty serious car accident. And, in addition to his injury, he had missed substantial time from his job. His question was, "If I miss work as a result of a Florida car accident, can my lost wages be recovered?"
Good news: the answer is yes. Your lost wages can be recovered after a Florida car accident under the terms of your PIP policy. But that might raise further questions for you. You may ask, "What in the world is a PIP policy?"
Recovering Lost Wages After an Auto Accident
PIP stands for Personal Injury Protection, and it's a provision under your insurance policy. Under your PIP policy, you'll be paid 60% of your lost wages due to the car accident. Additional lost wages can be recovered from the at-fault driver's insurance policy.
When we say “lost wages,” we're actually referring to not one, but two things. First, we're referring to lost wages that you’ve already missed. We're also referring to a future loss of earning capacity. Maybe a person has been injured to the extent that they're not going to be able to continue to do their job as a waitress or plumber. Maybe they're not going to be able to move their body in the ways that are necessary to do their job anymore.
All of this is something that you can be compensated for through your Florida car accident lawsuit. But it's important to have a lawyer who understands how to recover these lost wages.
Did You Miss Work After a Florida Auto Accident?
If you have questions about how to recover your lost wages after your car accident, don't hesitate to give the lawyers at the Law Offices of Joseph A. Bosco a call. We'd be happy to sit down and discuss how to recover your lost wages and secure compensation for any diminished future earning capacity. We're always in your corner, and we’re looking forward to serving you.