A sudden injury from a car crash or accident puts a wrench in your life, especially around the holiday season. Suddenly you cannot work, are worried about your upcoming bills, and may fear your to afford the events and travel headed your way.
In the state of North Carolina, there are laws put in place to help you through this challenging time and recovery when you are not at fault for the accident. This payment of lost wages can apply whether you are employed or not.
Insurance companies may not offer lost wages if you are unemployed
At the time of your injury, if you are employed, you can receive a part of the paychecks you would typically receive over the duration of your disability. You can be compensated for using sick time or paid time off even if you have insurance, short-term disability or days off.
For those that are not currently working due to a lost job, job hunt, school, disability or being a stay at home parent, your insurance may not cover you in a sudden disability or severe injury. This should not stop you from seeking compensation from the party responsible for your injury. There are still options available for you according to North Carolina state laws, such as filing a lawsuit.
The future can look brighter after an injury
A personal injury lawyer can present your case and evidence to prove you cannot work and are losing your benefits and wages. Using a skilled attorney as a strong advocate for you and your case can help the future look brighter-now and in the New Year ahead. Your accident and injury situation can have a substantial impact on the lost wages owed to you.
Every accident and the subsequent injuries are unique, so the compensation you receive will differ accordingly. Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn more about the options available to you.