Individuals who are self-employed or work on commission may still be able to recover lost income in a premises liability case, but the process for calculating and proving damages may be more complex.
Under Delaware law, the goal of awarding damages in a premises liability case is to put the injured party in the same position they would have been in if the injury had not occurred. This can include compensation for lost wages, which may be calculated based on the injured party’s actual earnings before the injury.
In the case of a self-employed individual or someone who works on commission, proving lost income can be more difficult, as there may not be a set salary or wage. However, this does not necessarily mean that such individuals cannot recover lost income. Instead, they may need to provide additional documentation such as tax returns, business records, and financial statements to demonstrate their earnings and losses as a result of their injuries.
Ultimately, the specific circumstances of the case will determine the extent to which an injured party can recover lost income. It is important to consult with an experienced premises liability attorney who can evaluate the unique aspects of your case and help you pursue the compensation to which you may be entitled. Contact the office of Long & Greenberg to schedule a free consultation!