An article by attorney Tiana H. Zaebst was published in the May 10, 2010, issue of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. The topic: How people who have been permanently injured in an accident often overlook a valuable source of long-term protection.
According to Ms. Zaebst, people who have been injured in an accident can benefit from Social Security disability benefits, regardless of whether they have collected money from an injury lawsuit or settlement. Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) can provide income until retirement age, and also provide Medicare medical benefits. Why is this important? By the time a lawsuit is heard in court, an injured person could have been disabled and out of work for several years. And, according to Ms. Zaebst:
“…with the spiraling cost of health care and the exorbitant cost of maintaining health insurance, I have seen firsthand that even a sizable settlement can be whittled down quickly if my client requires continued medical care and treatment after the case is over.”
If you have questions about your personal injury case, including questions about how to apply for Social Security Disability Income, visit the HensonFuerst website at www.LawMed.com. If you have questions, HensonFuerst has answers.