Recovering Lost Wages After an Accident

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Recovering Lost Wages After an Accident

Car accidents often lead to life-altering injuries and expensive vehicle damage. As medical bills pile up, you can quickly find yourself in a bind if you miss work.

The good news is, an Atlanta car accident lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve. If your car wreck made you miss work, you may be able to recover money to fix or replace your vehicle.

At Rafi Law Firm, our lawyers have years of experience helping Georgia residents get the full compensation they deserve after they’ve been injured in a collision. We know what it takes to recover money for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages you suffered.

Give us a call at 404-800-1156 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation with an Atlanta car accident lawyer today.

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Recovering Base Pay After a Wreck

Recovering base pay – the final number you see on your paycheck – is relatively straightforward.

  • You will first need to present your pay stubs to prove how much you typically make in a pay period.
  • Then, you’ll need to do some simple math. Your lawyer can do this on your behalf.

For example, let’s say you make $40,000 a year. That’s just a little less than $20 an hour. Because of your wreck, you missed eight days of work. At eight hours a day, that’s a total of 64 hours of work missed. So, you take those missed hours and multiply it by your hourly wage. This comes out to approximately $1,200.

If you’re a contractor or are self-employed, you should also include invoices and other documentation in your figures.

Your Atlanta car accident lawyer can help you calculate the base pay you’re owed after a wreck, whether you’re employed by someone else or yourself. Note that any unreported income likely can’t be recovered after a wreck.