Car and truck accidents put drivers and passengers through unnatural physical forces. These wrecks can cause serious injury or death, with victims suffering from brain injuries, spine injuries, organ damage, nerve damage, disfigurement, burns, or amputations. Among the many negative impacts of a serious injury is on a victim’s ability to work.
Even if a victim wants to work and get back his or her life, a serious injury can prevent an injury victim returning to work because they are:
- Temporarily unable to work due to injury and recovery
- Permanently unable to work due to injury
- Losing employment benefits because leave has been exhausted
- Unable to perform the same job functions or responsibilities due to mental or physical injury
- Unable to work the same hours as before
- Unable to remain in the same career
If you have lost your livelihood due to a serious injury, you should contact a personal injury attorney to explore your legal rights to damages.
Seeking Damages for Lost Earnings
Nevada’s personal injury laws allow victims to seek monetary damages against people or companies whose negligence caused the victim’s injury. This includes damages for lost wages and lost earning capacity due to the injury. Lost wages include income already lost as a result of injury, while lost earning capacity looks forward into how much the victim will lose in the future due to injury. These damages can be sizeable, which leads to tough resistance from insurance companies.
Establishing a claim seeking these damages can be complex and necessitate the services of an expert. We partner with respected experts who conduct comprehensive analyses of a victims’ lost wages, age and life expectancy, their career trajectories, expected retirement ages, and of their medical conditions and prognoses. These experts provide compelling evidence to insurance adjusters and juries with conclusions about how much a lost earnings claim is worth.
Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. Will Fight for You
If you have lost work or cannot work due to injuries from a car or truck accident, you may have a claim for damages. Let the personal injury attorneys at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P. fight for you. Our attorneys are proven fighters who have successfully recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients. We can help you determine if you have a claim. Call Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. today at (775) 227-2280 to schedule a free case consultation or contact our office through our website.