If you get into a vehicle collision, you might have the ability to pursue a personal injury claim. You might also be qualified to receive SSD (Social Security Disability) benefits. The SSA (Social Security Administration) offers benefits to those who have qualifying disabilities. The many severe injuries that individuals suffer in auto accidents usually qualify.
To learn more information on seeking SSD benefits and personal injury damages after an automobile accident, you can speak with an attorney and obtain a free case review. They’ll ensure that you understand all your options and rights.
How Do Auto Accident Injuries Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?
Irrespective of you how you were injured, you might be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. The primary question is: Do you meet the Social Security Administration’s definition of “disability?” The Social Security Administration considers you to be disabled if:
- You can’t perform or be trained to perform any additional less demanding work.
- You can’t do work you did in the past.
- You aren’t involved in any significant gainful activity which pays more than a defined limitation (in 2013, it was $15,120 a year).
- You have a serious physical or mental impairment which has lasted or is predicted to last at least one year.
Speak with a Car Accident Attorney About Disabilities from Car Collisions
Remember: Several specific kinds of impairment may make you eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. You can reach out to Betz and Baril and let us help you to ensure your disability benefits.
The most common include musculoskeletal system disorders. Such disabilities include damage to ligaments, tendons, bones, as well as muscles. These disabilities are common in auto accidents. Some examples include:
- Joint injuries
- Spinal cord/spine (back) injuries
- Severe burns
- Limb amputation
- Broken bones (fractures)
If you cannot move or do motor skill movements on an ongoing basis after an auto collision, you might have an eligible musculoskeletal disorder.
In addition, you could qualify for Social Security Disability payments if you experience additional impairments that are given by the Social Security Administration, which includes:
- Speech impairment (common side effect of serious traumatic brain injury)
- Sensory impairment (hearing and vision)
- Neurological disorders
If the injury you suffered isn’t specifically listed by the Social Security Administration, you might be eligible for SSD benefits if it’s possible to establish that the injury is “medically equivalent” to one that is listed by the Social Security Administration.
Regardless of the kind of disability you experience, you must provide the Social Security Administration medical evidence. If the information or evidence in the application is unclear or incomplete, the SSD benefits application might be denied.
A car accident attorney will ensure that your SSD benefits application is complete and may be correctly understood by the ones who decide your claim. If there’s an issue, they’ll represent you in appeals, as well as pursue a fair outcome for you.
A Disability Lawyer Can Help Victims of Car Accidents
Contact a disability lawyer right away to receive a free consultation about your disability from an auto accident. They should aggressively seek the Social Security Disability benefits you deserve.