Miami car accident lawyer David Charlip (https://charliplawgroup.com/can-i-be-reimbursed-for-lost-wages-after-a-miami-car-accident/) of Charlip Law Group has released an article discussing lost wages in Florida car accidents and how victims can seek reimbursement. According to Charlip, lost wages in car accident cases refer to the income lost due to injuries sustained in a car accident. The lost wages are calculated from the date of the accident up to the date of settlement. If a victim is unable to work due to injuries sustained in the accident, they are entitled to receive payment for the wages they could have earned.
“There are two types of compensation that you may recover depending on your case,” the Miami car accident lawyer explained. “These types of damages are ‘lost compensation’ and ‘loss of future earning capacity’. Lost compensation refers to all the financial benefits you would have received if the accident had not happened, including lost wages. Loss of future earning capacity refers to the financial benefits you will receive if your injury results in your inability to work in the future or if your injury results in permanent disability.”
According to the Miami car accident lawyer, Florida insurance regulations require all drivers to purchase Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance coverage. PIP insurance pays compensation, regardless of who causes the car accident. PIP benefits include compensation for lost wages, with victims entitled to 60 percent of the lost wages and earnings that they were unable to earn because of the accident.
Attorney Charlip advises that if a victim’s medical bills exceed the amount covered by their PIP policy, they may not be able to collect payment for lost wages. However, it is possible to purchase PIP insurance with a higher coverage limit.
Victims may also be able to recover compensation for future lost wages, which includes future lost wages and the reduction in earning potential due to a disability or permanent impairment. To claim future lost wages, a victim must prove that they sustained an injury that will prevent them from working in the future or reduce their working potential, their injuries are the direct results of the accident, and that they would have earned a certain amount of money if the accident had not happened.
“If you have been injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, it is crucial to seek the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer right away,” Charlip emphasized. “At Charlip Law Group, our team of personal injury attorneys has years of experience helping clients seek the maximum compensation they deserve.”
The statute of limitations for filing a car accident injury claim in Florida is generally four years, with the time limit for a wrongful death legal action being two years. Victims are urged to consult a Miami car accident lawyer immediately to discuss their options and obligations.
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Charlip Law Group is a Miami-based personal injury law firm with over 30 years of experience representing clients in a wide range of practice areas, including car accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, and product liability. The firm’s attorneys are committed to providing personalized, compassionate, and effective legal representation to every client. Visit https://charliplawgroup.com/ to learn more.
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