Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
in Michigan, you go to your own insurance for the car repairs and the rental car. As such, you would not have lost income because you would have wheels. I suspect that in another State, you could sue the other driver for your property damage and lost income.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Law Offices of Mark West | Mark West
Yes you are entitled to lost wages caused by an incident, regardless of whether you were injured. You will have to show causation. You may be asked why you couldn't use another vehicle. There may be a little reduction if it can be shown that you had another vehicle available to you to do your work. Depending upon the amount of money is involved, you would probably be in small claims court.
Answer Applies to: California
Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
Yes. If the time lost from work is a direct and foreseeable consequence of the other driver's negligence, your lost wages along with possible other damages can be recovered in a lawsuit. The key question, apart from the likelihood of proving liability, is just how great your losses may be. If it is only a few hundred dollars, it may not be worth your while.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
David F. Stoddard | David F. Stoddard
It is not a clear cut case for lost wages but I would try. Unfortunately, you might have to file suit or ask for arbitration to get it (contact your county Clerk of Court to learn how to request arbitration min auto property damage cases).
Answer Applies to: South Carolina
Johnson & Johnson Law Firm, PLLC | Richard Johnson
You can claim the earnings loss is a direct result of the damage to your vehicle / loss of use of the vehicle, even though you were not injured. But, when your car was being repaired, didn't you get a rental car? In a clear liability case, usually the liability insurer will provide you with a rental car, OR you have rental car coverage on your own insurance policy on your car, during the time your car is being repaired. If the liability insurer didn't provide you with a rental car, then they ought to pay for your earnings loss.
Answer Applies to: Washington