How to Recover Lost Wages After a Car Accident in Texas

If you were injured in a car accident while working in Texas, you may be entitled to lost wages compensation. Under Texas law, victims of an accident can claim damages for any medical expenses incurred due to their injuries. This also includes lost wages if the injury victim is unable to work as a result of the accident. In order to maximize your chances of recovering lost wages, it is important that you have documentation showing how much time and money you have missed out on due to your injury.


It is important to document your injuries properly after a Texas car accident. That way, if you are unable to return to work due to these injuries, you can have proof of them and recover compensation for lost wages. Here are the steps you should take:

  1. Call the police immediately after an accident to report the crash. The police will create an official accident report which can help our firm in demonstrating that a negligent driver is responsible for the crash.
  2. Go to the hospital right after the collision as well, so your injuries can be properly documented by medical professionals. This documentation may include X-rays, MRIs, and more.  Keep copies of all of your reports and bills.
  3. Keep track of any medical appointments you have in the weeks and months following the accident, as well as any other treatments or therapies related to your injuries that were caused by the collision.  Make sure to keep copies of any reports and bills as well.


Recovering lost wages starts with obtaining copies of all relevant paperwork such as pay stubs, copies of checks, bank statements, and documents from your employer or insurance company. This will help prove past earnings and future earning potential.  It is also important to gather testimony from witnesses who saw the crash occur.  Ideal testimony will be from a physician or who can attest to your inability to work due to the accident. This might be for a certain length of time such as 6 weeks or a permanent disability.  This information is key in determining how much money you are owed for lost wages.


Once you have gathered all of the necessary evidence, contact Adam Miller, The Texas Bulldog to discuss your case. The Miller Law Firm is experienced in handling car accident injury cases and can help guide you through the process of recovering lost wages and filing a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance provider.

If an agreement cannot be reached between you and the at-fault driver’s insurance company, it may be possible to take legal action in order to recover lost wages. An experienced attorney like The Texas Bulldog can advise you on whether or not this course of action is appropriate in your case. Recovering lost wages after a car accident in Texas can be challenging, but with the guidance and advice of The Miller Law Firm, you can maximize your chances for success of recovering lost wages and other forms of compensation.  Call now for a free case review at 713-572-3333.