Every year, thousands of people across the country are injured in motor vehicle accidents. Some injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents are among the most debilitating types of injuries a person can suffer. Fortunately, those who are no longer able to work due to injuries suffered in these kinds of accidents may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits to help replace their income. Here are the most common types of injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents.
Traumatic brain injuries
It’s not uncommon for people to hit their head on the dash or steering wheel in a car accident, which can cause a traumatic brain injury. A TBI can cause short-term memory loss, an inability to focus or complete tasks along with other effects that make day-to-day tasks incredibly difficult. TBI’s can make working impossible for victims.
Fractures and joint injuries
Joint injuries along with broken or fractured bones are common in car accident victims. These types of injuries can obviously prevent a worker from performing his or her job. Those who have suffered fractures and/or severe joint injuries may qualify for SSDI benefits.
Back injuries are some of the most crippling types of injuries a person can suffer. Unfortunately, back injuries also frequently occur in car accidents. Victims may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits if their back or spinal injuries still make work a struggle even after surgeries and other treatments.
Before applying for Social Security Disability Insurance, it’s helpful to gain an understanding of the requirements and qualifications. Fortunately, there is help available for those who have suffered debilitating injuries and have questions about SSDI benefits. A knowledgeable and seasoned attorney can offer guidance and help clients throughout every step of the application process.