If you are seriously injured in truck accident, your first source of recovery for your lost wages is your own auto insurance policy. However, you may not have income loss coverage on you auto insurance policy as it is an optional coverage. If you have income loss coverage, you must exhaust this coverage from your own auto insurer before seeking any recovery from any other source. If you do not have any income loss coverage on your auto insurance policy, you could recover your lost wages against the driver (and his insurer) of the vehicle that caused the accident. However, if the accident was your fault, you will not have any source of recovery of your lost wages unless you have an employer-sponsored or a private disability insurance policy.
If your accident was work-related, you can disregard the preceding paragraph as income loss sustained as a result of a work-related accident is the responsibility of your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier.
Dougherty, Leventhal & Price, L.L.P. (DLP) represents seriously injured and catastrophically injured victims of auto accidents, bus accidents, SUV accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accident and tractor trailer accidents (including work accidents) throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, including the Counties of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Wayne, Wyoming, Sullivan, Montour, Lycoming, Schuylkill, Tioga, Bradford, Susquehanna, Northampton, Carbon and Columbia. These accidents often occur on the interstate corridors and state highways that run through Northeastern Pennsylvania, including I-81, I-80, I-380, I-84, I-180, SR 61, the Casey Highway, the I-80 Corridor and the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Some of the representative municipalities in Northeastern Pennsylvania where these accidents occur include Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Honesdale, Hazleton, Moosic, Dunmore, Old Forge, Williamsport, Tunkhannock, Towanda, Stroudsburg, Bethleham, Berwick, Bloomsburg, Pottsville, Kingston, Milford, Mansfield and Wellsboro. We at DLP represent serious and catastrophically injured victims of truck accidents, tractor trailer accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, automobile accidents and SUV accidents to get them the money and justice they deserve to compensate them for their injuries and damages. If you are involved in an accident anywhere in Northeastern Pennsylvania, call an attorney at DLP as soon as possible after the accident for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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