Police Searching for Driver that Hit a Man in a Wheelchair and Fled the Scene

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Drivers need to be extra cautious of handicapped people crossing the street.


Police Searching for Driver of SUV Involved in a Hit-and-Run Accident

According to a KSAT News report, police are looking for information regarding the driver of an SUV that hit a man in a wheelchair in late December.

Police reported the incident occurred at around 4:18 p.m. on December 29th, 2023, at the intersection of South Audubon Drive and San Pedro Avenue. A man was crossing at an intersection in a wheelchair when the driver of a gray SUV hit him for unknown reasons. They then drove off, leaving the man seriously injured in the intersection. The police are asking for information with a $5,000 reward if it leads to the arrest. Tips can be left at 210-224-STOP (210-224-7867) or via text at “Tip 127″ plus your tip to CRIMES (274637).

Did You Know?

Fewer than 10% of hit-and-run cases are ever solved.

Can I Get Disability Benefits After a San Antonio Car Accident?

Normally, you expect to fully recover from an auto accident, but this is not always how things turn out.

We often talk about serious injuries on this blog — major car accidents can and often do lead to severe injury that results in you being unable to work or live the same way for years. Does that qualify you for disability benefits in San Antonio?

Benefits Through Disability Listings

Social Security considers a person disabled if they are diagnosed with a specific medical condition and meet the requirements of a disability listing outlined by the Listing of Impairments. Often but not always, injuries must affect the person for at least 1 year to qualify.

  • Fractures (Arm or Leg) — In addition to proving the injury with bone scans, an MRI, or an X-ray image, the injury must meet the requirements outlined by listing 1.22 or listing 1.23.
  • Back Injury — This includes injuries caused by auto accidents as well as pre-existing conditions aggravated by car accidents. Must include a compression injury to a nerve root or lumbar spinal stenosis as shown by an MRI to qualify.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries — This includes burns, gastrointestinal bleeding, and other soft tissue injuries outlined by listing 8.08, 5.02, and 1.21, respectively.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) — As outlined by listing 11.18, the TBI must result in limiting your physical or mental capacity in an extreme way for at least 3 months to qualify.
  • Anxiety Disorders — Specific anxiety disorders that limit functional capacity may also qualify for disability if they meet the criteria outlined by listing 12.06.

Benefits Through RFC

If your injury doesn’t meet a listing requirement but still impacts your ability to work, Social Security will evaluate your injury and treatment.

After assessing your ability to perform basic tasks (standing, walking, sitting, lifting/carrying objects), the SSA will assign you an RFC of sedentary, light, medium, or heavy work. If you are younger than 50, you must receive an RFC for “less than sedentary work” to be considered disabled. If you are over 50, different rules apply, and you may be considered disabled for sedentary or light work, depending on your circumstances.

Suffered a Temporary or Permanent Disability in a San Antonio Auto Accident? Call Carabin Shaw.

Personal injury settlements may affect your ability to collect Social Security after an auto accident resulting in disability.

At Carabin Shaw, we’ve helped people make informed choices after accidents leading to disability. Call the team that puts their clients first today at 800-862-1260 or use the live chat to get your case evaluated by an attorney for free. We look forward to serving you.

Contacting a Carabin Shaw attorney is free and doesn’t obligate you to work with the firm.

¹KSAT News report

²SSA Disability Information

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