Suing for Lost Wages after a Truck Accident

It is very common for truck accident victims to miss time at work. In some cases the victim is in the hospital for weeks at a time, and then they are required to attend rehabilitation after being released from the hospital.

Many people have jobs to where it's impossible to attend their rehab sessions without missing work. 

If you were involved in a Truck Accident in Georgia or Tennessee, you will need to hire an attorney to help you receive compensation for your missed time at work. 

Can I Sue For Lost Wages After A Truck Accident in Georgia | Tennessee?

Posted by The Roth Firm on Jul 10, 2018 2:10:02 PM

Truck Accidents in Georgia and Tennessee can leave victims with severe, lifelong injuries, which in turn can cause extensive medical bills to accumulate, and also a substantial amount of missed time at work. 

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These can all be added to your Personal Injury claim for compensation.

However, it's important to note, if you do not hire an attorney for legal help, it's nearly impossible to receive compensation for missed time at work

Being involved in a Semi Truck Accident can cause major injuries to occur, and due to the large size of a commercial truck, the accident doesn't even need to occur at high speeds, a small car can still become severely damaged when it comes into contact with such a large vehicle. 

It is very common for truck accident victims to miss time at work. In some cases

, the victim is in the hospital for weeks at a time, and then they are required to attend rehabilitation after being released from the hospital.

Many people have jobs to where it's impossible to attend their rehab sessions without missing work. 

If you were involved in a Truck Accident, you need to hire an attorney to help you receive compensation for your missed time at work, and here is why: 

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Truck Accident Cases are more Complex than a Regular Motor Vehicle Accident

Truck Accident claims can have an additional component called vicarious liability, which holds the trucking company or corporation that owns the trucks and employs the driver liable for any injuries and damages that you suffered as a result of the accident. 

Proving fault and negligence in a truck accident case can be extremely complicated without an attorney. It will need to be proven that the truck driver caused the crash, either due to negligence on his part, or negligence on the part of the company. 

In some cases, there is another party that can be held liable. For example, if there was a defective part that caused the accident, or if the truck was not properly maintained by the maintenance company, then further investigation will need to be done to determine fault and liability when it comes to filing a claim. 

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Truck Accidents Can Cause Long-Lasting Injuries

Victims of truck accidents will often miss months of work due to the injuries that they suffered. In some cases, such as traumatic brain injury, or spinal cord damage, the victim may not ever be able to return to their previous job. 

This can severely affect a persons life, and the lives of their family. Trying to obtain the money you are owed in this situation, and even is less severe situations, can be very stressful and overwhelming. Trying to get all the necessary paperwork done and filed in the appropriate amount of time can also be a daunting task. 

This is why it's crucial to hire an attorney for legal help. Your lawyer will know what to do and when it needs to be done, and they will always have your best interest at heart when asking for compensation. They will never settle for less than you deserve. 

Your attorney will be sure to find out exactly how much money you missed out on because of the injuries you were suffering, and if you are unable to return to work, they will not only demand money for the missed time at work but also for any future time missed at work because of the accident. 

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Determining the Worth of your Truck Accident Case 

Determining the worth of your truck accident case can be very difficult to do alone.

Your attorney will need to complete a thorough investigation into the accident, request your medical records, enlist the help of any expert witnesses, calculate the value of your damages, and determine the wages that were lost. 

Some other factors that will influence the value of your case include: 

  • Your current lost wages
  • Future lost wages
  • Your current prognosis
  • Your Future prognosis
  • Pain and suffering
  • A decrease in quality of life

Determining these values can take some time. However, it's important not to rush the process if you want to get the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve. 

Your attorney will never be afraid to take your case to trial if they are unable to get the amount that you deserve during the negotiation process. 

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Why Choose The Roth Firm? 

The Roth Firm Truck Accident Attorneys specialize in representing those who have been injured as a result of someone else's negligence. 

All of our attorneys are highly trained when it comes to handling complicated truck accident injury lawsuits. 

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It is our goal to help our clients receive the maximum amount of compensation possible for their case, and this includes compensation for missed time at work. 

One of the great things about our law firm is that we offer a free consultation to truck accident victims.

We give accident victims the chance to come to us, explain the details of there case so we can, in turn, explain how we would help, and we do this all for free, without requiring you sign any paperwork if you are not satisfied with how the consultation went. 

The Roth Firm has four locations:

All you need to do is click the link below to schedule the free consultation whenever it works best for you. Keep in mind it is better to act quickly and get your case going, so you can receive compensation faster. 

Attending a free consultation with our Truck Accident Attorneys is no risk for you, if you don't have a case, we will tell you, if you do, then you are one step closer to compensation! 

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