As a stay-at-home spouse, you may wonder whether you are eligible for lost income damages if you are involved in an accident. The answer is yes, it is possible to sue for lost income damages even though you are not working away from home.
It may be difficult to do all this on your own, without the help of a lawyer with experience in the matter. The first step to take is to determine how the injury has impacted your:
- Potential of earning an income
- How it affects the value of services that you offer at home
An injury could limit you in a way that you may need to hire help from, say a nanny, to take your kids to school, pick them up, clean the house, cook and many other activities that you would carry out usually. Make a list of all the duties that you perform in the home to help you estimate the value of damages.
You will need to have evidence to show that it is possible for you to earn a degree of income, should you choose to return to work. You can use your education level or training to compare with others at the same levels, who are currently working. Suffering long-term injuries could lead to being suitable for a lower level job.
In such situation where individual has lost income, it is difficult to manage expenses and cope up with day to day activities. At Kalsi & Associates, a team of Personal Injury Lawyers, our aim is to get you a settlement you are entitled to at your tough times.