Were you seriously injured in an automobile crash? At Bish Law firm, we take pride in recovering car accident compensation for any resident of Newhall who has been injured due to the negligence of someone else. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Recovering Car Accident Compensation | Lost Wage Reimbursement
The other day we had a client come in who had been injured in a car wreck in California, and amongst one of the parts of her claim was that she couldn’t work. Because she couldn’t work, she had what’s called a lost wages claim. The question that she asked us was, “How does lost wage reimbursement work?” We begin by documenting or providing documentation of how much you were making, and we compile an estimate of how much you lost as a result of your inability to work over a period of time. That documentation, be it W9s or documentation from your employer, is then sent over to the other side and that begins the wage loss reimbursement process.
Recovering Car Accident Compensation | Comparative Negligence
As per the rules of pure comparative negligence that California abides by, you are able to collect compensation even if you were found to be at fault for the crash. Some states will cut you off at a certain percentage of fault, but pure comparative negligence allows you to be found at fault for any percentage of the collision and still be able to get compensation. However, the drawback of this is if you were to be found 30% at fault and you were awarded $10,000, you would be barred from receiving 30% of that award. The compensation would be reduced to $7,000.
If you hire our experienced Newhall car injury lawyers, you don’t have to worry about your compensation being significantly reduced. They will fight the insurance companies for you and protect your rights and get you the most compensation possible for your claim.