Lost wages often account for a considerable portion of the financial award in personal injury cases. For many accident victims, proving such damages is relatively straightforward and may only require paystubs, income statements, and recent tax documents.
If you’re self-employed, though, and you don’t receive regular paychecks, you may not be able to prove lost wages using paystubs. However, that doesn’t mean you’re not entitled to compensation for the income you’ve lost due to your injuries.
As a self-employed individual, proving lost wages can be challenging. Your attorney may need to perform a few complicated calculations to arrive at a fair figure. Your lawyer may also have to gather some additional documentation to prove your calculations were reasonable, and perhaps bring in financial and vocational experts to provide testimony.