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Personal Injury Claims and Lost Income in Waukegan, Illinois

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IL injury lawyerIllinois law gives injured people the right to seek financial compensation if another party’s actions or negligent inaction caused them harm. For example, someone struck by a drunk driver may be able to bring a claim against the driver and/or the driver’s auto insurance company. Someone who is injured by a defective product may bring a claim against the party that designed or manufactured the product. Premises liability accidents like slip and fall accidents may also lead to a personal injury claim.

Whatever the cause, a serious accident can have devastating long-term financial consequences for the injured person and their family. Lost income from missed work and lost earning capacity are often some of the largest financial burdens to overcome after an injurious accident.

Recovering Lost Income After a Serious Injury

Brain injuries, spine injuries, broken bones, burns, and other serious injuries often require extensive recovery time. Many people injured by another party’s negligence have to stay in the hospital for several days or even weeks. Others need long-term rehabilitative care. Not only are these medical needs expensive, but they can also prevent the injured person from working.

If you were hurt in an accident, compensation for lost wages may be recoverable through a personal injury claim. Both past and future lost wages may be compensable.

Lost Earning Capacity Caused by a Disability

A serious accident may impact a person’s ability to perform their job. Some people are either unable to work or must take a lower-paying position because of their injuries. If this describes you, you may be entitled to compensation for your lost earning capacity.

Lost earning capacity can be difficult to measure. Typically, the amount of money a person may recover for lost earning capacity is determined by the injured person’s employment history, wage history, education, job skills, and other factors.

If you are interested in seeking compensation for your lost income and lost earning capacity, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer for help. Your lawyer can help you gather evidence of the financial hardship caused by your injury and advocate for you throughout the case.

Contact a Lake County Personal Injury Lawyer for Help

If you or a loved one were hurt in a car crash, contact a Waukegan personal injury attorney from Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. for help. Our talented team understands the financial hardship a serious injury can present, and we want to help you pursue the compensation you need. Call our office today at 847-662-3303 for a free, confidential consultation.

Source:

https://www.illinoiscourts.gov/courts/circuit-court/illinois-pattern-jury-instructions-civil/

 

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