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Lost Wages and Missing Work after an Auto Accident in Tennessee – What to Know

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Not only can medical bills related to an auto accident provide you with an unwanted headache and financial hardship, it becomes even worse when a client is unable to work for a period of time. There are many instances when a doctor instructs a patient that it is not advisable to return to work until accident related injuries have sufficiently healed. The question then becomes, “What will the insurance company pay back for lost wages and time away from work after an auto accident in Tennessee?”

Proper Documentation

If you were gainfully employed at the time of the accident, then your auto accident attorney at The Chiozza Law Firm will assist you in obtaining the proper documentation to present with your auto claim. You will need one or more of the following:

  • A medical statement from your treating physician outlining the injuries you sustained in your accident that will prevent you from working, along with a statement declaring how long you will be unable to work. This statement will strictly be left up to your physician, based on their medical opinion.
  • You will also need a lost wage statement if you are not a sole proprietor. The attorneys at The Chiozza Law Firm can provide you with the proper lost wage statement, to be filled out by your employer. It will contain your weekly pay rate along with the days missed that are related to your injuries.  
  • If you are a sole proprietor or work out of your home, the insurance company will usually request prior tax returns to assist in determining the correct lost wages.

Lost wages are negotiable with the insurance company, just like the other damages you can pursue. To learn more about what is recoverable following an auto accident, please click here. If you or a loved one has been in an auto accident and are unable to work, contact an experienced attorney at The Chiozza Law Firm by calling 901-526-9494.  

Call The Chiozza Law Firm

Don’t allow an insurance company to dictate your recovery. Put your claim in our hands, and let us handle the process every step of the way. We have over 50 years of experience helping victims of auto accidents in the Mid-South and Southeast. We guarantee that you owe us nothing unless we are successful in getting your claim resolved. With our reasonable fee structure, we offer expert legal advice for a reasonable and fair fee.  


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Posted by Brian Chiozza at 2:49 PM
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