I am a very busy wife and mom of 3. I was involved in an auto accident and the other drivers insurance company has taken responsibility. I would like to settle the claim. I have spent a minimum of 80 hours exclusively related to the accident, how much is my time worth according to the law?
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2 Answers from Attorneys
That is a tricky question. Generally you are paid for pain and suffering related to your injuries and not for "time" per se; unless you missed time from work and can prove it. I would need more specifics.
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I'm afraid you're not entitled to be paid for the time you spent dealing with the accident. If some of it was time you had to take away from your job, then you might be able to recover your lost income. That's a different type of recovery from what you describe.