With the holidays right around the corner, many people are likely to take time off work to celebrate with friends and family. This means that when the New Year arrives, many in New Jersey will often want to be working more hours to pay off holiday bills or make up for lost time. Time off work can be enjoyable, but involuntary time off work can prove costly.
Holiday travel sometimes involves accidents with commercial vehicles. These truck accidents can often cause very serious injuries or death – or both. If a person is fortunate enough to survive a collision with a big rig, he or she often has to face serious obstacles in recovery. One such obstacle is physical rehabilitation, which often requires significant time away from work.
Can truck accident victims obtain compensation for time spent away from work? In a personal injury lawsuit, it is possible for the accident victim to obtain compensation for lost wages as the result of an accident. Securing an experienced truck accident attorney can help with this objective, as a skilled lawyer is typically familiar with the ins and outs of dealing with truck companies, defense tactics and the civil court system. An attorney can also investigate the accident using a variety of resources and determine who was at fault, what caused the incident, whether federal trucking regulations were violated and so on.
In today’s uncertain economy, many people want to get to work and stay there. This is also true for the surviving victims of truck accidents. Contacting an attorney can be one way to take the first step towards thorough financial recovery after a wreck.
Source: FindLaw, “Truck Accident FAQ,” accessed Nov. 26, 2016