Can I get lost wage compensation?
Question Details: Last month, I was involved in car accident while driving 2 passengers for Lyft. The other driver was at fault but lied to insurance company. I am still providing proof that I was not at fault, however it still has not been resolved. Since I am an Uber and Lyft driver, I have been unable to drive due to the damage effecting my wheel, although I drove for a day or so the following week of the accident to pay for my bills.
You can likely receive lost wage compensation for a brief time--a few days or a week or so--if you can prove that your car was not safely drivable due to the damage. The limitation on how long you can receive compensation for is that the law requires you to "mitigate your damages," or take steps to reduce your losses. That would require you to get the wheel fixed promptly, without waiting for the outcome of your claim. You can only potentially receive compensation for the time it should have taken you to get the repair.