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Am I expected to go to work if my car is a total loss?

On Behalf of | Feb 11, 2022 | Car Accidents |

Odds are that you classify as an “at-will employee” like most other Americans. This means that your employer could choose to terminate your employment if you can not work after an automobile accident.

Even after openly communicating with your employer about a violent accident, you might still be under the expectation to go to work. If your car is a total loss or if you have experienced an injury due to a motor vehicle accident in Louisiana, you are not necessarily out of options.

How do I get to work if my car is a total loss?

Getting to work might be difficult without your own vehicle. If you sustained a major injury in the accident, it might even be impossible to utilize other transportation methods. If it is physically and geographically feasible, you might consider one of these alternative methods of getting to work:

  • Walking or cycling
  • Carpooling with a coworker
  • Taking a bus, train, or other public transit

What can I do if I am fired after my accident?

Lack of transportation and prioritizing personal recovery are both reasons that you might not make it to work for an extended time after an accident. If this results in termination of your employment, you may have the entitlement to pursue financial compensation for lost wages. You may be able to file a claim with your insurance company against the at-fault driver, as well as a claim against the employer that terminated you.

When dealing with the fallout of a traumatic motor vehicle accident, you deserve legal representation that will protect your best interests while you physically and mentally recover. Finding the right support is key to making it through a rough transitionary period.