Indiana Social Security Attorney discusses Personal Injury Settlements and Effects on Social Security
Since 1954, the lawyers at Young & Young have been representing Hoosiers who have become disabled as a result of serious personal injury. Our lawyers know that spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, burns, herniated discs and other serious personal injury can prevent the wage earner of a family from earning the money it takes to feed, clothe and educate children. That is why, back in the 1980’s we decided it was important to read the Social Security Rules and Regulations so that we could assist disabled Hoosiers, from all over the State of Indiana, in obtaining their Social Security Disability Benefits. One of the most common questions we hear, from Hoosiers who have become disabled as the result of accidents including drunk driving accidents, truck accidents and all other types of accidents, is “Will a settlement or judgment in my personal injury claim prevent me from getting Social Security Disability?”
No, a settlement or judgment from your personal injury claim will have no impact on your Title II Disability claim. There is a chance that your serious personal injury settlement may impact your Medicare benefits. Each case is unique, so it is impossible to say in what instances your Medicare will be affected by your personal injury settlement, but when we represent you in your claim for compensation from a serious personal injury claim, we will also work closely with you on your social Security Disability claim, and Medicare claim to ensure your rights are protected.