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What are the lost wages stemming from a truck accident?

by | Aug 2, 2018 | Truck Accidents |

Trucks of all different sizes help move the economy. When you see them all over the roads of Montana, you know that things are going well. The more there are, the more likely it is that they will be involved in an accident. Truck accidents can lead to incredibly tragic injuries and even death. The injured parties could miss out on a lot of wages, which we will discuss in today’s post.

If your injury stemming from a truck accident forces you to miss time at work, you will likely wonder how you will pay your bills. Accident victims can easily find themselves in financial trouble because of lost wages. The trouble occurs when you are unable to pay your monthly bills that are then compounded by medical expenses stemming from the crash.

There are a few different types of lost wages you can claim if you’ve been injured in a truck accident. The first of those is traditional lost wages. You can be compensated for your time missed on the job. For example, if you miss one day, you can recover that missed salary. The same can be said if you miss a week or more of work.

Another form of lost wages is that of lost future wage. If the injury will put you out of work for a month or longer, you could recover this lost salary too. If you hold a job that provides a lot of overtime work, you could recover lost overtime wages as well.

If you’ve been injured in a Belgrade truck accident, you will want to seek monetary compensation for your injury, especially if that injury will cause you to miss time at work. Don’t let the negligent actions of someone else cause you to struggle financially.


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