If you have suffered a Sarasota pedestrian injury, there is a good chance you have had to miss work. Missed work means lost income. In addition to recovering from your injuries, you also need to recover your lost wages. Unfortunately, lost income due to accident-related injuries is a common reason why injury victims have to file lawsuits.
Pedestrians are entitled to lost wage benefits under Florida’s personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. However, the benefits are capped at 60 percent for lost wages. Essentially this means that many injured pedestrians are unable to make ends meet without their full income. When an injured pedestrian cannot work but still has the same mortgage, bills, and other expenses, it can cause financial trouble.
Financial Difficulties After a Sarasota Pedestrian Injury
Maybe you sustained a broken leg, shattered pelvis, or brain injury in the accident, which has caused you to miss work. You may have already missed work for two to six months, or you are afraid that you will never be able to return to your specific job due to your limitations. If this is the case, a skilled Sarasota pedestrian injury lawyer can help you recover your lost wages.
Keep in mind that if you hadn’t been injured in the pedestrian accident, you would still be able to work. A pedestrian injury can affect your ability to earn income in the future, especially if the accident caused permanent disabilities or limitations. Had the injury not prevented you from continuing in your career, you might have advanced to a higher position with a larger salary. An injury or disability that prevents you from returning to your same profession may allow you to recover damages for lost earning capacity.
If you cannot work, your income will drop—creating a financial difficulty. Sadly, pedestrian injuries cause adverse financial consequences, such as losing one’s home. To prevent this from happening to you, call an experienced attorney to find out about your rights. You are entitled to fair compensation, which may include past and future lost wages and other damages.
To speak qualified Sarasota personal injury attorney about filing a Florida personal injury lawsuit, you need to call the Mallard Law Firm. Contact us today at 888-409-3805 for a free initial consultation to find out about your rights.