Loveland, CO asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Employment Law for Colorado

Q: If a new job is delayed due to an accident can I receive lost wages?

I was in a car accident just before I was scheduled to start a new job. The insurance adjuster for the at-fault party is saying they do not owe lost wages due to it not resulting in job loss. Is this accurate?

1 Lawyer Answer
Nelson Patrick Boyle
Nelson Patrick Boyle
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Englewood, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: It depends. Yes, those are often recoverable damages. The goal of personal injury law is to make the injured party "whole." In many if not most situations, that includes lost wages. But the particular facts of each case or claim require attention. You may want to call an attorney to discuss this. Our firm helps folks who were injured in car crashes. Often, you will not receive as much from the at-fault party's insurer when you don't have a lawyer. But, again, each case is unique. Best of luck.

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