If you’ve been injured due to another party’s negligence, you may incur physical, emotional, and financial burdens that can derail your life for years to come. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be unable to work temporarily or permanently. As the medical bills begin to mount, you may wonder whether you can seek compensation for lost wages via a personal injury claim. Fortunately, those who have been injured due to the negligence of others have legal resources to seek monetary compensation for the damages they have endured. This includes past and future lost wages. However, it can be challenging to prove lost future wages. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to enlist the help of our experienced Prince George’s County Personal Injury Lawyers, who can help you fight for the compensation you need to get your life back on track. 

What Damages Can I Claim in Maryland?

Firstly, when you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, it’s essential to understand the compensation you can seek to ensure you receive the justice you deserve for the damages you’ve incurred. Typically, injured parties can seek compensation for their economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are intended to compensate victims for quantifiable monetary losses, such as medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are intended to compensate victims for their subjective losses that are not calculable, such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and inconvenience.

As you can see, seeking compensation for lost wages is possible. It’s a common misconception that lost wages solely represent an injured party’s weekly paychecks. However, lost wages represent the money you would have earned if you could work. Essentially, it’s the income you’re losing out on because your injuries have reduced your capacity to fulfill the duties of your job position. Lost wages could include the wages you’ve already earned but couldn’t receive due to being unable to work, in addition to the income you would have earned in the future if you didn’t suffer your injuries.

How Do You Prove Lost Future Wages in a Personal Injury Case?

Unfortunately, lost future wages are more challenging to prove than past lost wages because there’s always some speculation surrounding the extent of your injuries and whether you can ever return to work. This is because injured parties may experience some degree of recovery over time, eventually enabling them to return to work, whether on a part-time or full-time basis. That said, you must gather substantial evidence to prove the extent of your injuries and the wages you’ve lost. This can include employment records, job history, medical documentation, and expert testimony that can showcase the accident’s impact on your professional life.

If you or someone you love has been injured due to negligence, please don’t hesitate to contact a proficient lawyer from Timian & Fawcett, LLC, who can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.