What is a Loss of Future Wages?

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There is nothing worse than getting hurt in an accident due to someone else’s carelessness. That said, if you were injured and can prove that the accident was no fault of your own, you should be entitled to compensation to help you deal with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve sustained. One of the most common types of economic damages a person can sustain due to an injury is that of lost wages from being unable to return to work. Though you can absolutely sue for previously-lost wages, you may wonder if you can sue for a loss of future wages as well. Please continue reading and reach out to a dedicated Jacksonville personal injury lawyer from Ansbacher Law to learn more. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I know if I can sue for a loss of future wages in a personal injury claim?

In many cases, an individual who was hurt due to the negligence of another can sue for lost past and future wages (among other financial damages, such as the cost of medical bills), however, to sue for lost future wages, you’ll need to prove that the injury in question either prevents you from returning to work in the future or has significantly limited your earning capacity. This isn’t always easy, so it’s paramount you retain the services of a competent attorney who can work to gather and present all relevant evidence on your behalf.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Florida?

In the state of Florida, accident victims typically have up to four years from the date of their injury to sue. That said, this doesn’t mean you should ever wait that long. The longer you wait, the harder it can be to prove that the injury you’re suing for is the true cause of your being unable to rejoin the workforce. This is why it’s always best to reach out to an attorney as soon after your accident as you can.

If you have any additional questions about the personal injury claims process or the compensation to which you may be entitled, please don’t hesitate to give our knowledgeable legal team a call. We are here to help you in any way we can.


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