Can You Claim Lost Income as a Stay at Home Parent?July 24, 2017
You are injured in a car crash in California, and you are a stay-at-home parent. Can you still bring a claim for your lost income? Well, the answer to that question is: If you have no income lost, you can’t make a claim for income lost, but what you can claim is the value of your domestic services for the things done around the home. This would include preparing meals, taking care of children, taking children to and from places… just making the house a home, especially if you have to hire someone to fill in and help with those services around the house. So, just because you don’t have a job outside the home doesn’t mean your time doesn’t have value. I’ve handled several cases like this with people who have jobs in a home that don’t get a paycheck but they still contribute a value to their household.