If you have been seriously hurt in a San Francisco car accident, there is no doubt that you have plenty of questions about your future. You may have grounds for an immediate personal injury lawsuit against the at fault party, but you might also have questions about the long-term nature of your injuries and whether or not you can receive disability benefits.
One of the most straightforward ways to be classified as disabled by the social security administration is to meet the medical requirements for what is known as a disability listing. You can find these in the Blue Book listing of impairments and the social security administration usually requires strict connection to the requirements.
Many of the most common disability listings associated with car accident injuries include fractures of the arm or leg, back disorder, soft tissue injuries and even anxiety disorders. It can be a separate matter altogether to go through the legal process of attempting to get those important disability benefits.
Hiring a lawyer who has extensive experience in all aspects of the law can greatly increase your chances of you getting full and fair compensation for your injuries, including whether or not that applies to disability ratings. If your life has been significantly changed because of a preventable accident caused by someone else’s reckless behavior, you deserve to have the support of an experienced lawyer who’s been there before.
At our office, we help you with all aspects of your personal injury claim to make sure you get the support and assistance needed at every step. This includes filing your lawsuit in the short term, but also looking ahead to see if there are any long-range issues like a permanent disability rating. Contact a San Francisco personal injury lawyer today to get more information about opening your claim.