On this Mother’s Day weekend, we should take time to appreciate all the things the moms in our lives do (or have done) every day. As a personal injury attorney, I often have to fight with insurance companies about of lost wages someone has after being injured in a car accident. When a mom gets injured in a car accident, some insurance companies try to argue there is no loss. They are simply wrong.
What if Mom gets hurt and cannot do the things she does every day? What would be that cost? According to the latest available data from Salary.com, stay-at-home moms should earn upwards of $162,581 per year when you tally up 96 hours of work per week. This amount was calculated after polling thousands of mothers on the tasks they devote time to—including everything from housekeeping to being an unofficial psychologist to, yes, being a family CEO.
Some of the tasks that a mother does include the obvious: cooking (14 hours per week), driving (9 hours), and childcare (40 hours). Other “take for granted” tasks that a mother does include “party planners” (up 25% in the past year); Uber driver; psychologist; and nutritionist.
Because every mother’s workload varies, Salary.com offers a way to plug in your mom’s data to calculate what her paycheck would be based on how much time she spends in each category. You can even print out of fake check to present to the mother in your life.
So when the insurance company claims that a mom injured in a car accident has no lost wages, I simply give them the link to the Mom’s Salary Wizard and let them do the math.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms especially to my Mom in Heaven, my lovely wife who is a priceless mom to our kids; and my beautiful daughter who is a wonderful mother to my granddaughter!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Attorneys Matthew Noyes and Lorrie Robinson help families who are impacted by a Tampa Bay car accident. Attorney Matthew Noyes even wrote a book on it – Do You Really Need An Attorney After a Car Accident. If you have questions after a car accident, call Personal Injury Attorney Matthew Noyes at 727-796-8282 or simply click here to schedule a free case consultation.