Car accidents vary a great deal in their severity, and some drivers can walk away without a scratch while others face permanent disability in the aftermath. If you have sustained serious injuries in an automobile accident in Maryland, you need a personal injury lawyer on your side. What are your rights when facing permanent disability after a car accident?
Filing a Lawsuit
In the aftermath of an auto accident, it is very common for survivors to receive compensation by filing a claim against the insurance carrier of the at-fault driver. When there are serious injuries that lead to permanent disability, sometimes the settlement offered by an insurance company is not nearly enough to cover current and future medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, lost wages and other damages.
In those cases, it’s smarter to file a lawsuit. When you consult with an attorney, they might recommend an independent evaluator to assess the total damages to your vehicle, your health, your livelihood and more. Things like your work and earnings history, current medical bills, anticipated future medical needs and a number of other factors will be weighed when determining what amount you need to support you and your family in the aftermath of permanent disability. Your lawyer will then work on your behalf to get you the money that you deserve.
Beyond filing a lawsuit, you might also be able to pursue Social Security disability benefits. Many disability claims are denied the first time that they are filed, so it’s always a good idea to work alongside an attorney. Your lawyer can determine whether you meet the requirements under Social Security eligibility requirements. You will only be able to recover disability benefits if you are totally unable to work and your permanent disability is expected to last for over a year or eventually result in death. With the guidance of a Maryland permanent disability lawyer, you will be able to initially file for disability and file any necessary appeals to receive the compensation that you deserve.
Need Help When Facing Permanent Disability After an Auto Accident? Call Mobley and Brown, LLP
If you are struggling with permanent disability in the aftermath of a tragic car accident and need a way to pay for your medical costs and recover lost earnings, contact Mobley and Brown, LLP today. Our experienced legal team will work with you to meet your needs. Call us now at (410) 385-0398