Can I Sue For Lost Future Wages After an Accident in NJ?

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If you have been seriously injured in an accident, some of those injuries could continue to affect you for the rest of your life. If you think that a car crash, a construction accident, or any other kind of event has left behind lasting health issues that will make it harder for you to work and support your family, you should pursue compensation. Our Monmouth County personal injury attorneys can help you fight for all types of damages, including lost future wages.

How Can I Calculate Lost Future Wages?

When you sue for lost wages, you generally just need to have previous paychecks as evidence. You make X amount of money per week and you missed three weeks of work due to your injuries, then we just sue for three weeks of pay.

Suing for lost future wages can get more complicated. We have to think about more than your current rate of pay. Considerations can include:

  • Room for growth in pay in your career
  • Whether or not you will have to change jobs
  • Whether you can work part-time or full-time with your injuries
  • How close you were to retirement age when the accident occurred

A lawyer can help calculate fair compensation, and then they can help you fight for it.

Is There a Limit to Compensatory Damages in New Jersey?

New Jersey does not limit compensatory damages. That means that you do not have to worry about a scenario in which you win a big settlement only to have state law cap it for arbitrary reasons. In addition to lost wages and lost future wages, your compensation can help make up for:

  • Property damage
  • Medical expenses, past and future
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Pain from disability or disfigurement
  • Any other pain and suffering

What Can a Lawyer Do to Help Me Sue For Lost Future Wages?

You are not required to hire a lawyer when pursuing a personal injury case, but one can do a lot to help you. They can help you file a case before the statute of limitations expires. They can help you gather evidence and build a stronger case. Proving the negligence of someone else can be tough, but an experienced attorney can assist you.

Will I Have to Go to Trial?

Your case may have to go to trial, but the odds are that it will wrap up before that point is reached. Your lawyer will do their best to negotiate a fair settlement before you have to go to trial. If we cannot get you the compensation you deserve, we will build a case that can succeed in court and advocate for you in front of a judge and jury.

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When you are ready to learn more, contact the Wilton Law Firm and ask about our free consultations. We can take a closer look at your case and tell you more about how our team can be of assistance.