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The time directly following a car accident can be a difficult one for those who were involved. In more severe cases, injuries can be inflicted during the accident that can cause long-term problems for the individual, sometimes inhibiting his or her ability to return to work as he or she normally would. If this happens, there are a few different avenues one can explore to help mitigate the challenges of getting healthy again, the primary concern being paying for medical expenses. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, one could file a personal injury lawsuit, but another option is to apply for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA).

The Social Security program in America was designed to assist those less fortunate with financial aid, especially if they are unable to work. A physical disability inflicted during a car accident certainly qualifies for this, even if it is a temporary problem, such as broken bones. If it was not a “fault” accident and one cannot file a personal injury claim, filling out an application for Social Security is a recommended way to go.

Applying for Social Security can be done a number of different ways. One of the most popular today is to fill out an application online through the SSA’s website. Alternatively, one could also go to a local office for the SSA and complete an application in their office. Generally, there will need to be some form of physical interaction with the Social Security office regarding specific documentation that can’t be provided online, but you can find out more information about that and the application process through the Social Security program’s website.

If you need any assistance with applying for Social Security disability benefits following a car accident or anytime when an application is rejected, we at the Franco Law Firm can help by using our expertise and experience in this field of law. If your application was rejected and you need to have it overturned, we can help guide you through this process so that you can start receiving the benefits that you deserve. To learn more about our services and to schedule a free consultation with us, please call (813) 872-0929.

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