When you get hurt in some kind of accident, you can sue for damages. These often include compensation for any wages you lost while you were recovering from your injuries. What if your injuries will continue to affect your ability to work though? Can you sue for lost future wages? It can be complex to calculate this kind of loss, but a Bexar County, Texas personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you do that.

Can You Calculate Lost Future Wages?

You can calculate lost future wages, but there are a few different factors that need to be considered in order to determine a fair number. Any of the following could be considered:

  • Your pay at the time of the accident
  • The room for growth in your job
  • The physical and mental demands of your job and whether you can meet them
  • Whether you need to change jobs or careers
  • Whether you are able to work part-time, full-time, or not at all
  • Your predicted retirement age

So if an accident victim is younger and no longer able to work at all in their current field due to injuries, then they could have a case for arguing for a significant amount of lost future wages. They had many years of work ahead of them along with potential promotions and raises. If an accident victim is a few years from what most would consider to be a reasonable retirement age, it might be more difficult to argue for a large amount of compensation.

Can Expert Witnesses Help With My Case?

A lawyer can help you make your case and calculate lost future wages by connecting you with medical professionals and vocational experts who can testify on your behalf. Expert witnesses can back up your assertions and show just how much money your injuries could end up costing you. Whether you have a doctor testifying about how your injuries will continue to affect your mobility or an expert in your career field who can speak with authority about opportunities you may have to miss thanks to an accident, these knowledgeable witnesses can be quite convincing.

Do I Need a Lawyer to Sue For Lost Future Wages?

You are not required to hire a lawyer, but one can do a lot to help you with a personal injury case. Our attorneys have handled slip and falls, car accidents, work injuries, and all kinds of injury claims. We can:

  • Gather evidence that will strengthen your case
  • Calculate fair compensation
  • Negotiate with insurers on your behalf
  • Hold all liable parties accountable
  • Answer your questions about the legal process
  • File your claim before the statute of limitations expires
  • Prepare you for testimony or depositions
  • Defend you from any accusations of fault or wrongdoing

It can be tough to fight for compensation on your own. Let our seasoned attorneys advocate for you.

Talk to an Attorney Today

If you want to learn more about your legal options, contact Sahadi Legal Group. We can schedule a free consultation for you and tell you more about the potential value of your case.