Ok, So I was involved in a accident with an attempted hit an run which I chased him down ect...pressed charge's, got an attorney, been going to a physical rehab and I just received my MRI results today. They ended up having 3 bulging discs and 1 herniated which says in the statement, Are most likely the cause from accident. Been keeping day by day diary of pain and what's happened to me or what's been affected in my life since the accident (including not being able to do the jobs I used to).. All the jobs I've had, have been car safe's,server,security,personal trainer...Now..My back is hurt to the extent I am out of work and can't work in my normal type of job I'm qualified for nor do I know when or IF I can return to those kinda jobs.. How do I calculate this into wage loss or ...?I was just hired at a job a week or so before this happened, I worked 1 night as a host/security then this happened and after it I worked 1 night, That night I worked after the accident I was in such tremendous pain just from standing around and talking to people and being active I couldn't perform my normal dutie's because the pain intensity... so I was told I had to be let go as it was within the first 90 day probation period. What and how should I calculate this into my wage loss..Or would it be considered something else??
This is why you retained a lawyer, so call him as you are ultimately paying him a king's ransom.
You lawyer knows more about your case than anyone here and should be answering questions like this. If they aren't, or don't know, consider getting a different lawyer. Be well.
I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and help with your specific situation at your earliest convenience. I am licensed to practice law in Arizona.
Your lawyer can assist you with this. Basically, an expert can come in and testify about your new limitations physically and how that hinders your vocational pursuits.
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Your lawyer will do this for you. A consultation with a vocational rehabilitation expert may be beneficial. Your lawyer will know best.
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I am sorry to hear about your situation. It is odd that you would ask such a question, when you already have an attorney that you retained, who is supposed to be working for you, and who should be knowledgable enough to answer your question. I hope this is helpful.
Start with your salary prior to accident and then deduct amount you may be able to earn currently. The difference is your lost wage claim. Good luck.
You should go over this with your attorney. This is one of the things you hire an attorney for. Loss of future earning capacity can be proven in many ways and your lawyer will assist you with this. I have seen this proven in court and calculated by vocational experts, economists, and by the individuals themselves. Depending upon the stage of your case, the insurance situation and the stage of your rehab, these calculations may still be premature. I would schedule a consult with your attorney to discuss the issue.
It sounds like you have a significant injury. Why are you trying to learn how to be a lawyer when you can easily hire an attorney who knows what they are doing? Your type of injury may require employment of an economist and a vocational expert to help prove your future diminished earning capacity.
You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. The Guides can be accessed through my profile page on Avvo.com.
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