How Is Disability Determined for an Individual with Personal Injuries After a Car Accident?
First of all, let’s cut to the point here, if you have been in a car accident and are seriously injured, you may have a permanent disability. Even if you don’t have a decidedly permanent disability, you may have a loss of income resulting from an inability to continue your daily life tasks, or an injury that is debilitating in other major ways. If you are determined by the federal government to be disabled, you will need to pass a five-step test from the Social Security Disability Insurance administration. This test is meant to measure the level of your disability, and determine if you are eligible for any disability payments from the Social Security administration. In this way, it is up to other “powers that be” and not up to your attorney, to determine if you are eligible for disability payments from the government or from your employer for a personal injury you have had recently.
Five-Steps to Determining a Disability from the Social Security Administration
The five steps or stages to determining if you have a disability begin with these directives. First, it is necessary to work out if you have the ability to work in a substantial gainful activity. That means, can you work for pay or profit either full or part-time, or not? As an answer, if you can work at a substantial gainful activity and your earnings exceed a certain threshold, you will in general not be considered as disabled.
Second, the severity of your impairment will be reviewed. If you are injured from a car accident, and it significantly limits your ability to perform basic work activities, you may be determined to be disabled. If you cannot perform basic work activities, such as:
Then, you may be determined by the authorities to be the status of a disabled person, at that point.
Third, the impairments that you do suffer from now after your car accident will be listed. This list of impairments will serve to quality you for disability benefits, if they can be verified.
Fourth, the impairments need to show that you cannot perform your past work, or any work that you have performed as a job in the past 15 years. If you are unable to perform your past job and for a significant amount of time work that you used to do, you may be declared to be disabled.
Fifth and finally, you will be reviewed to determine if you can’t perform your past work, is there any other work that you will in the future be qualified to perform. The Social Security Administration will review your age, education and work experience to review if you can do any basic work-related tasks despite your level of physical impairment.
When you call us today at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879, we can review your claim with your regarding your personal injury claim after a car accident. You can work with a lawyer with experience in managing, negotiating and settling out personal injury claims for our clients. Call now to speak to an attorney with expertise in personal injury claims for disability after a car accident.
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Free Second Opinion Case Review / Experienced Lawyers in Cases Where My Lawyer Says I Can’t Get Disability After My Car Accident
Yes, you can have a free second opinion case review with our experienced lawyers, you’re your first lawyer handling your claim tells you that you cannot get disability after your car accident. We can answer any other questions that you might have, related to your claim. Just call us to review your case with our attorneys today. You will be given access to our legal team of knowledgeable lawyers, who specialize in personal injuries after a car accident and disability diagnoses. Just call us today at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879, to talk to an experienced attorney in Los Angeles right now.
Can I Sue If My Lawyer Says I Can’t Get Disability After My Car Accident?
Yes, we can sue if your lawyer told you that you can’t get a disability statement after your car accident, especially if you are still under a doctor’s care. You can call us today at our Los Angeles case lawyers office, and can file a lawsuit regarding your personal injuries claim. We are here for you, and you can discuss your claim today with our case attorneys in Los Angeles, when you give us a call right now.
Average Case Value When My Lawyer Says I Can’t Get Disability After My Car Accident
It is going to be difficult to pinpoint the “average” case value of your claim, until we are able to talk to you about your case in detail. We can estimate that your claim may settle in the range of $20,000 to $350,000, depending on your exact expenses, damages, personal injuries and losses as were noted with your case.
How Long Does It Take to Settle and to Get Paid on These Cases?
You can expect that once you switch over to allow our legal team to represent you on your claim of personal injuries after a car accident, that we will settle your case within 3-6 months. If you are still under a doctor’s care that is fine, we can still start the process to get you on the road to recovery and to getting your recovery compensation for your personal injuries.
Statute Of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
The statute of limitations in California for personal injury lawsuit filing is two years.
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You can call us today, for a free consultation regarding your claim. If you are with a lawyer who says that you cannot get disability or be declared disabled after your car accident, unless your lawyer is also a physician, it may be better to leave your final diagnosis up to the healthcare professionals in charge of your care. Call us today to review your case, and our legal team will go over every detail of your claim with you. We can answer any questions that you might have regarding your claim, and give you a free consultation as well. Just call us now at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879.