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I suffered a rotator cuff injury and a broken clavicle because a driver pulled out in front of my motorcycle. Can I be compensated for my time off of work?

 

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The sad reality is that many motorcycle collisions occur because drivers fail to see motorcycles and don’t take adequate time looking out for them. Sadly, innocent motorcyclists suffer serious injuries when drivers make unsafe lane changes and turns, or pull out in front of motorcycles.

If your job requires the use of your arms and upper body, you should be able to receive compensation for your lost income while you cannot work. In order to get the compensation you need and deserve, you will probably need to file a personal injury lawsuit to collect for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Typically, accident injury claims get settled outside of court. However, if the insurance company for the other side isn’t willing to negotiate a fair offer and settle your case for what it is worth, your case may progress to the courtroom.

Sometimes lost income claims can be complex if you don’t make a regular salary or if you need to collect for future lost earnings. This is why it is important to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side who knows how to support your claim through prior wage earning records, actual income that was lost, and through doctors’ notes.

To learn more about collecting lost income after a motorcycle accident, click here. We also have many additional articles and resources that can provide you with more information about this topic. You may also benefit from signing up for our monthly newsletters.


Damian Mallard, Esq.
Board Certified Sarasota Personal Injury Attorney