A Los Angeles MTA bus accident can significantly impact your life. One unfortunate result that we often see here in Southern California– is that bus accident victims often lose their job. At Salamati Law, we understand how stressful and unjust this is for you and your family. Fortunately, there are laws in place that enable you to recover lost wages and lost earning capacity in the aftermath of a bus accident.
What are lost wages?
Lost wages typically refer to income that you lost due to the accident. In other words, it includes all amounts that you would have earned from your job(s) had you not been injured. Based on 25 years of experience, our Los Angeles bus accident lawyers have found that some of these amounts can include the following:
What information do you need?
At Salamati Law, our number one priority is our clients. To receive the financial compensation that you deserve for your lost wages, you should submit the following to the insurance company:
What is lost earning capacity?
In addition to lost wages, a qualified Los Angeles personal injury attorney will understand that you may also be eligible to recover for what is referred to as lost earning capacity. Unlike lost wages, which looks to the past, lost earning capacity looks to the future.
What this boils down to is what you likely would have earned had the accident not occurred. Lost earning capacity is typically more challenging to prove than lost wages– because of its speculative nature. It typically comes into play for more serious injuries but could also emerge as an issue in a case where a settlement is reached quickly, and your injuries remain unhealed. Documents and information that may help prove lost earning capacity include the following:
Hiring an attorney is essential
Losing your job due to a bus accident is stressful enough as it is. Do not compound that stress by attempting to handle your case on your own. A qualified Los Angeles bus accident attorney can guide you through this confusing and challenging process and help maximize your recovery.
Contact our team of Los Angeles bus accident lawyers
If you have lost your job due to a bus accident in Los Angeles, call Salamati Law today for your free case review. We are available 24 hours a day, and we never charge you anything unless you prevail.