60 Year Old Woman with Severe Auto Accident Injuries Awarded SSDI Benefits

Annabelle Walker is a 61 year old female who worked in an office from 1994 to 2009. She was severely injured in an auto accident from more than twenty years ago and suffered multiple fractures to her pelvis, tibia and left ankle fractures.

In May 2006 Ms. Walker had a right hip replacement leaving her with one leg shorter than the other. She also suffered from weakness of her lower extremities and nerve damage. In September 2008 Ms. Walker had a left hip replacement. In spite of this she continued to have lower extremity pain. Ms. Walker also has lumbar disk protrusion at L5-S1 with pain and weakness.

Annabelle Walker retained the Law Office of Neil H. Good to represent her before the Social Security Administration to obtain disability benefits. An initial application was filed to obtain disability benefits. Her initial application was denied as well as her request for reconsideration. The Law Office of Neil H. Good filed a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) on her behalf.

Attorney Good outlined Ms. Walker’s disabilities and her case to the ALJ. Ms. Walker was severely injured in a car accident from more than twenty years ago, in which she sustained a severe fracture of the left tibia and multiple pelvic fractures which required multiple surgeries. Ms. Walker continued to have hip and leg pain and had difficulty ambulating.

In May 2006 Ms. Walkerhad a right hip replacement for degenerative joint disease which left her with a motor deficit. She also developed weakness of the lower extremities including the femoral and sciatic nerves. Ms. Walker could not move her right lower extremity. X-rays and other diagnostic tests in 2008 showed advanced osteoarthritis, right femoral and obturator neuropathy. In September 2008 she had a left hip replacement. Ms. Walker continued to have femoral neuropraxa, a condition in which the nerves do not transmit impulses after a severe injury. She also had pain along the right side of her back with numbness in her toes. Ms. Walker suffered from headaches and migraines with photophobia and vomiting. The physical disabilities not only made any vocational pursuits impractical for Annabelle Walker they made daily activities and social functions unrealistic.

The Social Security Administration awarded Annabelle Walker Social Security disability benefits. They ruled that Ms. Walker was not able to perform her past relevant work. Her physical disabilities impeded her ability to do all work.

If you are suffering from similar medical conditions or have a disability/impairment that has rendered you unable to work, contact Neil H. Good online or call toll-free #866-352-5238 to schedule your free case evaluation to discuss your specific health condition and your SSDI eligibility.