I AM SHORT ON MONEY DUE TO THE ACCIDENT-ARE THERE ANY BENEFITS I MAY BE ABLE TO OBTAIN QUICKLY TO TIDE ME OVER?

ANSWER: Maybe. A lot of it depends on where and how you were injured, and the severity of your injuries. For folks more or less permanently disabled, Social Security Disability is an option. If you were injured on the job, workers compensation benefits may be available. Although we seldom recommend this approach, there are now many companies which are willing to loan money to individuals who have pending claims. The downside of this option is that these companies loan money at very high interest rates. Generally, you do not have to repay the loan unless you prevail in your claim, but if you do, you may pay back a lot more money than you borrow. We can work with you to examine any of these options.