The short answer is yes. If you are unable to work because of injuries suffered in a car accident you are entitled to recover for lost wages or lost earning capacity. To prove lost earnings or earning capacity, your St. Louis car accident attorney must prove the following:
- We must prove that the other driver’s negligence was the cause of your inability to work or lost earnings.
- We must prove your lost earnings with reasonable certainty. We cannot present evidence or a procedure for calculating your lost earnings that would allow the jury to guess or speculate.
- Your car accident attorney is required to present proof of your earnings before the injury. This type of evidence, combined with evidence that you were prevented from working because of your injuries, helps establish lost earnings or lost earning capacity.