Compensation for lost wages

I own a commercial vehicle and was
involved in an accident in Wisconsin
which was on private property. I was
not at fault. The responsible party
wants to pay me less than half of my
lost wages during my downtime. I could
not rent a truck during this time due to
financial restrictions. I need to
collect in full for my lost wages.

Asked on January 31, 2019 under Accident Law, Indiana

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Compensation for lost wages is straight reimbursement. Since you are dissatisfied with the settlement offer, your recourse is to reject the settlement offer and file a lawsuit for negligence against the at-fault party. The amount you are seeking in your lawsuit will determine whether you can file your lawsuit in small claims court or in a higher court.


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