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Who will pay my wages if I am going to be out of work for a long time?

When you have been in a motor vehicle accident, your first priority is your health. You need to focus on your own recovery and getting the treatment you need before you consider going back to work.

This can be difficult, however. Bills keep coming, regardless of how your treatment is progressing. Your rent, mortgage, utilities and other bills will still need to be paid. Who will pay for the lost wages you need to pay those bills? What options do you have to secure compensation while you recover?

No-fault insurance and lost wages

New York is a no-fault car insurance state. This means that if you suffered a serious injury in a motor vehicle accident, your insurance will provide benefits to help you cover medical expenses. Additionally, no-fault insurance covers a portion of your lost wages while you receive treatment. While this may not be the full amount you would have earned, it can help you pay the bills while you recover after an auto accident.

Personal injury claims and lost wages

If your car accident was the result of another person's negligence, you may also be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit. In this type of case, you can seek damages to help you cover your lost wages. This includes wages you were not able to earn during your recovery. If you suffered a life-changing injury, you may also be able to seek damages to compensate you for the wages you expected to earn in the future.

It is important to note that your no-fault insurance benefits may be offset by any personal injury award you receive. For this reason, it is necessary to work with an experienced attorney who can help you ensure that you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries.

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