Underwood, IN asked in Social Security for Indiana

Q: I was in a car wreck a year ago I suffered a dislocated hip and my pelvic bone was broke in 3 places and a stretched,

Siatic nerve and recently went to neurologist and he said that over half of my nerves wasn't working also I have drop foot and very little movement in my foot it hurts to walk and to try and lift anything. Would I qualify for disability?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: Likely but your doctors have to say that you can't do anything else. You may have wage loss benefits through the car wreck, and depending on how it happened you may have other claims and if you haven't already should talk to a member of the Pa. Assn for Justice--we give free consultations so you can have detailed answers. Certainly begin by getting he paperwork from your local Social Security office. If your wreck was caused by a drunk driver you may be able to get medical bills paid by the Crime Vicitims Compensation Act but there is a two year window. You would also be eligible for services by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and should look at that.

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