If you got hurt and you believe that someone else is to blame, then you should think about suing for damages. Your compensation can help you cover the costs associated with a car crash, a slip and fall, or any other incident you can think of. A settlement can even be calculated with lost future wages in mind if it looks like your injuries will continue to affect your ability to work. A Tom Green County, Texas personal injury lawyer can help you build a case and fight for the compensation that you deserve.

Can Lost Future Wages Be Calculated?

Calculating lost wages that a victim missed out on while recovering is rather easy. Just look at what you normally would have been paid during that recovery period and that’s how much compensation you should receive.

Figuring out lost future wages, or a loss of earning capacity, can be a bit more difficult. Numerous factors have to be considered, including:

  • How much money the victim made
  • How much growth potential they had in their career
  • Whether they will have to change fields
  • How close they were to retirement age
  • Their ability to work part-time, full-time, or at all

Sometimes, injuries from a slip and fall or car crash can prevent people from working in the same career field. In other cases, these injuries prevent victims from working at all. Exactly how someone’s injuries will affect them going forward has to be the center of the conversation when compensation for lost future wages is being discussed.

What Can Expert Witnesses Do For Me?

The use of expert witnesses is one way to strengthen your case for lost future wages. Your lawyer can connect with doctors, economic experts, vocational rehab experts, and other professionals who can help you make your case. These witnesses can speak about your injuries or your ability to work with authority.

How Else Can a Lawyer Help Me When I Sue for Lost Future Wages?

Connecting you with expert witnesses is just one way for your lawyer to help you with your case. They can also make the case for lost future wages and other compensation by:

  • Negotiating with insurers on your behalf
  • Gathering evidence that strengthens your case
  • Preparing you for testimony or depositions
  • Defending you from accusations of wrongdoing or fault
  • Fielding settlement offers
  • Answering all of your questions about the legal process

We are ready to advocate for you and fight for the best possible outcomes.

What Other Damages Can I Win in a Personal Injury Suit?

In addition to lost wages and future lost wages, your compensation in a case like this should also help make up for:

  • Medical expenses, past and future
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage

Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you have any questions about your legal options or want to receive a free case evaluation, contact the Mathis Law Firm. Our team is ready to fight for you.