Being in a car accident, boating accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, bus accident, truck accident, or even a train accident, can not only result in serious bodily injuries, but also result in loss of earnings. In order for an injured person to recover damages for loss of earnings, he or she would have to show evidence of such a loss.
The following are usually required as basic evidence of loss of earnings:
Medical Records – usually explain how the particular injury may limit an individual’s ability to perform his or her job duties. Medical records of an injury victim – with a fractured hand for example, would explain why he would not be able to work.
Employment Records – will further explain why the limitations placed on an injured person by the doctor would keep him from working. A construction-worker who injures his back in a car accident, would probably not be able to perform his regular job duties and may be forced to take time off.
Proof of Earnings – such as paycheck stubs, deposit receipts and other documentary evidence of the injured person’s earnings at the time of the injury causing accident, is helpful in determining the actual value of the loss of earnings.
Obviously not every claim is going to fit the simple examples provided above. Self employed individuals, professionals, persons with permanent disabilities, pre-existing conditions and other variations presented in real life can complicate the issue of loss of earnings. An experience personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles, Encino, Glendale, Long Beach, Covina, Pomona, Colton, Fontana, Rialto, or San Bernardino should be consulted in any serious injury accident.