Can I Get Compensated for a Loss of Future Wages?

Every day, people are hurt in accidents due to no fault of their own. Unfortunately, these injuries can sometimes result in critical, if not permanent damages. That said, if you were hurt in an accident and you are unable to return to work, you’re likely stressed about medical bills piling up and not having a way to pay them. Fortunately, you do have options. Read on and reach out to the experienced Washington, D.C. personal injury attorneys from Trombly & Singer, PLLC to learn more about how we can help you get the compensation you need to cover the cost of your medical bills and a loss of past and future wages. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Can I sue for a loss of future wages in Washington D.C.?

When someone is hurt in an auto accident, slip and fall, or otherwise, they may find themselves unable to continue working. Fortunately, after such an accident, you can sue for financial compensation to help you deal with lost wages in the past, as well as lost wages in the future. However, to get this compensation, we must prove that your injury prevents you from either returning to work for the foreseeable future, or that you can still work, but that your injury prevents you from working in the same position and that you now make less money because of the injury.

What additional damages can I sue for?

As long as we can prove you were hurt due to another party’s negligence, you should receive compensation for a wide range of damages, including, but not limited to:

  • Pain and suffering
  • The loss of enjoyment of life
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Surgeries
  • Overnight stays in hospitals
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lost past and future wages

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Washington D.C.?

The statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in Washington D.C. is, traditionally, three years. This means that you must file your personal injury claim within three years of the date you were hurt in your accident. You should note, however, that the circumstances of your accident (i.e. where and how you were injured) may give you even less time to sue, which is why it’s so important that you reach out to a competent personal injury lawyer as soon as you can. Our legal team is here to help you All you need to do is give us a call.


Contact the experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC for help with your injury claim.