Attorney Referrals Se Habla Español McGowan & Cecil LLC

Free Case Consultation

Local: 301-476-1325 301-476-1325

Toll Free: 877-833-5045 877-833-5045

Menu

Single mother with physical disability discovers holiday cheer

Anyone who has been involved in a serious car accident on Maryland roads knows how quickly an injury can turn a person's life upside down. Tasks that once were easy suddenly become difficult. The effects of the injury can be so severe that working becomes impossible, which is why many people in this situation apply for Social Security disability benefits.

For those in Laurel who receive disability benefits, they know how much help they provide in meeting financial obligations, but they probably know how tough it can be to maintain a budget on a fixed income. A single mother of two has become acutely aware of this particular reality over the last four years.

A freak car wreck forever changed the life of a 37-year-old mother. In the immediate wake of the accident, her brain injuries were so serious that she "had to learn to walk and talk all over again." Today, she's glad to be alive and able to be with her teenage daughters this Christmas.

Yet this time of year is often difficult for the woman and her kids. She wants to be able to provide a memorable holiday for her family, but it's next to impossible with her meticulously-planned budget, which is largely derived from SSD income. She knows that extra or unexpected expenses can put her into serious financial distress.

This year, a local organization will be providing gifts to her children, so the woman is joyful that her children will have positive memories of this holiday season. In fact, the woman wishes she would still be able to do that kind of charitable work herself, but her medical condition prevents her from doing so.

This woman's situation is a good example of why it's important to proceed thoughtfully when applying for disability benefits. Having a trustworthy advocate acting on your behalf can help to make sure the benefits you receive will be enough to cover regular obligations and keep your family healthy and happy.

Source: Charlotte Observer, "Disabled mom glad daughters' Christmas won't be 'just another day'," Bruce Henderson, Dec. 16, 2012

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
EMAIL US NOW

Contact Our Personal Injury And Work Accident Attorneys to schedule a free consultation

From our office in Laurel, we serve clients throughout the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. We handle all injury and disability claims on a contingency fee basis, so we charge no fee unless we recover compensation for you.

To schedule a free consultation with a Laurel personal injury attorney at our firm, call 301-476-1325 or toll free at 877-833-5045. You may also contact us by email.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy