One of the first topics that I am usually asked about by a personal injury victim looking to hire a motorcycle attorney is, “Who is going to pay for my lost wages?”.
Recover Lost Income from a Motorcycle Accident
Given that many people today are living paycheck to paycheck I understand just how devastating it can be to be laid up in the hospital or at home after your accident; especially if your job is physical in nature and you’ve just been told that you must remain non-weight-bearing for 8 to 12 weeks and in some cases even longer!
I have handled many different types of cycle accident cases over 25+ years of practice, and my expertise will guarantee you are compensated fairly not just for your lost income and earning potential, but for any other damages you have sustained.
Call Lee Gaber at 888-292-5352 for a free consultation.
Help in Recovering Lost Wages
A motorcycle accident is often a devastating event that renders an injured person unable to work. As an experienced Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer, I will calculate how much compensation you deserve as a result of missing work, and secure fair compensation for your injuries.
By contacting a motorcycle attorney, you get an expert who will work to see that your motorcycle accident settlement includes not just work time that you have already missed, but also time you will continue to miss as you recover.
Your settlement will take into account future earning potential that is eliminated because of your accident. If you were in line for a promotion or advancement that you can no longer fulfill, I will make sure that the compensation package has a provision covering those lost potential earnings.
Are you the Sole Earner in the Household?
Pennsylvania law stipulates that an injured party can recover not only the income that they have lost, but when someone is unable to go into work as a result of a accident, it is not just days missed that are of concern. It is the effect the loss of income has on the entire family that needs to be recovered.
When the person injured is in a management position, many other employees in the business are impacted by their absence. Although self-employed individuals are entitled to the amount required to hire someone else to step into their job, someone who is self-employed will lose not just income but also opportunities for marketing, hiring new employees, and other day to day tasks that don’t show up directly on a pay stub.
Many Calculations are Involved
As you can see, the calculations your motorcycle accident attorney must take into account to effectively determine lost income now and into the future involve quite a few variables.
A motorcycle accident lawyer creates the tables and spreadsheets that take all of the relevant factors into account, which are essential to correctly determine what you can collect in your action, and what you deserve.
Please contact me, motorcycle lawyer Lee D. Gaber at 888-292-5352 for immediate and accurate advice to resolve your case.
Getting an Insurance Company to Settle
Close to 80% of my clients have no private or employer sponsored disability policies.
The lucky ones have some accumulated sick or vacation time, but the majority have no alternate source of income and in just a few weeks are falling behind on their mortgage, rent, or utility bills.
In tough economic times, many people immediately fall behind with their bills. Some were barely making it even before their accidents. The stress can be nearly unbearable.
Some immediate remedies available to me as a motorcycle accident attorney to help keep a client above water, such as borrowing money to stay afloat.
However, I am not going to sugar coat the reality that in some circumstances, depending on how the accident happened, the severity of the personal injuries, and even the identity of the other insurance company can play a role in how quickly I can recover your lost wages.
Call 888-292-5352 to discuss your specific case.
Adding insult to injury, while motorcycle attorneys can protect your rights, we cannot force insurance carriers to pay any part of your lost income until they decide they are ready to resolve your entire motorcycle accident claim.
Depending on your injury, your we can recover your lost wages in as little as 3 months or as much as two years.
Do You Recommend I Return to Work?
Many of my clients have convinced their doctors to allow them to go back to their old jobs, because if they don’t return they will be fired. This is never an ideal situation, but when forced with the possible loss of their home, they feel it is necessary to get back to work as soon as they are able.
Although I have had some clients go back to work before they were ready to do so, I advise that if they need to get back to work and are able to do so, they should not put their case ahead of their ability to earn a paycheck.
Attorneys Usually Win in the Long Run
We will ultimately recover your lost income from your accident.
Remember, most insurance carriers will only pay the lost wages as part of a global settlement, that includes not only lost income but also medical bills reimbursement, and pain & suffering as well.
If you simply cannot return to your former employment and are forced to take a lesser paying job, we will also make a claim for loss of earning capacity.
My job as your motorcycle attorney in your claim will include the hiring of a vocational economist, as required; we are always prepared to hire the best and brightest experts to insure that our clients receive every penny they are entitled to.
Just like with motorcycle injury medical bills, if you have an option to purchase some sort of income protection through either your employer or a medical insurance carrier, I advise you to do so.
Now for Some Good News – We Offer “No Win, No Fee” Handling of Motorcycle Accidents
Losing the ability to earn a living is often one of the most devastating consequences of being involved in an accident.
So don’t hesitate to contact motorcycle attorney Lee D. Gaber at 888-292-5352 to discuss your specific case – you are never charged for a consultation or any fees to resolve your claim until we win your case!