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Job loss might be compensable after a car crash injury

The impact of car crashes can cause various aspects of your life to change. One area that might be affected is your ability to work. There is a chance that you will be able to seek compensation for the impact to your job if there are specific conditions present in the case.

One thing that matters is who was at fault for the accident. If the other driver involved was at fault, you can initiate a lawsuit to seek compensation for lost wages. This includes wages you didn't earn while you were off work or the wages you would have earned if you had been able to continue working.

Lost wages are an important part of a personal injury lawsuit because the bills are still going to roll in even though you aren't working. People who are involved in car accidents and have serious injuries, like traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, might find that they are faced with the possibility of losing a house or vehicle because they are unable to work.

If you are planning on making a claim for compensation after a car accident, you have a duty to mitigate the impacts. This means that you have to do what you can, within reason, to keep the impacts of the accident minimal. You can't be expected to do anything invasive, but you can't make choices about your actions just because certain ones might lead you getting more compensation.

In the end, you need to make sure that you are keeping documentation of what you have going on due to the accident. Knowing how it is impacting your life can help with the claims for compensation.

Source: FindLaw, "Can I Sue for a Lost Job Due to a Car Accident?," accessed Feb. 09, 2018

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