If you’ve been severely injured in a car accident through no fault of your own, the only thing you should have to worry about is recovering from your injuries. And having to heal from severe injuries has likely altered your entire life. It’s not something people prepare for. You’re dealing with emotional and mental trauma from the accident, the pain of your injuries, and the mounting medical costs for your treatment, all while not being able to work.

Whether you’re taking paid time off or not, you deserve to be compensated for the income you’ve lost and may continue to lose by the person who caused the crash in the first place.

The St. Louis car accident attorneys of OnderLaw are experienced in helping our car accident clients obtain compensation for their injuries, including compensation for their lost wages. Call us today or complete our contact form online for a free consultation. We can review the facts of your case and let you know what your best legal options are.

How You May Be Compensated for Lost Wages

After suffering from injuries in a car accident that you didn’t cause, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages. This could include any wages you weren’t paid while you’ve been in the hospital or at home recovering from your injuries. It could also include compensation for sick days you used o make sure your regular paychecks kept coming in.

“Damages” is the term used for the compensation you may be eligible to receive for the losses you suffered as a result of the accident. There are several types of damages, including noneconomic, punitive, and economic damages. The latter of the three is the type of damages that would include lost wages.

Economic damages cover objective, calculable costs you’ve incurred as a result of your injuries, such as medical expenses and damaged property. They also include the income you’ve lost because you couldn’t go to work due to your injuries. But you may not be able to return to work for an extended period, and if your injuries were severe enough, you might be unable to return to your job at all. Economic damages can cover the estimated wages you may continue to lose even after your claim is settled or won.

Proving Negligence

For you to receive compensation for your injuries due to your accident, we have to prove that someone else’s negligence caused them. To prove negligence, you must show that people are expected to behave in a way that doesn’t put themselves or others in danger. Then you must show that the person didn’t act with care and that their actions or inaction caused the accident that injured you. You have to provide proof that you were actually injured in the accident and that you suffered losses because of your injuries. The loss of wages is damage that you deserve compensation for.

Why Choose OnderLaw

The attorneys of OnderLaw have over a century of combined legal experience. We are licensed to practice in both California and Illinois and have helped clients throughout both states obtain over $4 billion in compensation for their injuries. We are committed to the pursuit of justice and holding the people responsible for injuring our clients accountable.

When you hire OnderLaw , you can focus on your healing while we work hard to build a strong legal strategy to present your claim so that you get the best outcome possible. Also, so you only have to focus on your recovery, you don’t have to worry about whether or how you can pay for the skilled legal representation we have to offer. This is because we operate on a contingency-fee-basis. That means that we don’t get paid until you get paid. Our consultation initial review of your case and legal options is free. If you hire us, you pay no upfront costs. We don’t get paid until we get compensation for you. If we don’t get you any money, you owe us nothing.

Not only do we advocate for the needs of our clients, but we also advocate for the needs of our communities. We’ve donated our time to several non-profit organizations and their initiatives, including Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Toys for Tots, Lupus Foundation of America Walk, and Parents for Window Blind Safety.

Past Success in Car Accident Cases

We’ve successfully advocated for our clients in their claims against the people who injured them or their loved ones in car accidents in the past. Some of the settlements we’ve helped our clients obtain include:

  • A $22.5 million settlement, the largest of its kind in St. Louis County, Missouri history, for the family of a mother and her newborn who were severely injured in a car accident and died, in part due to medical malpractice
  • A $6 million settlement, the largest of its kind in Perry County, Missouri, for our client who was paralyzed after being hit by a tractor-trailer
  • A $1.08 million settlement for our clients who were severely injured in an accident in which a tractor-trailer hit them

These results were due to our experience and skill in the law. We used both to help our clients receive the best possible outcomes. We can’t guarantee the same outcome for any case we may handle in the future, including yours. But we can guarantee that we will use the same tools we used in successfully representing our clients in these and every other one of our past cases. We’re committed to fighting just as hard for you.

Call Us for Car Crash Lost Wages Claims in St. Louis

If you’ve been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s actions, and you’ve lost income because you haven’t been able to work while you’re recovering from your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. The St. Louis personal injury attorneys of OnderLaw have the experience and skills necessary to advocate for you and pursue the compensation you need to treat the injuries you sustained in your St. Louis car accident.

We’re here to help you get what you need so you can move forward with your life. Contact us today for a free consultation or reach out to us online.