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How to Find a Disability Lawyer

The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines disability as an inability to work. SSA rules are different from any other program which makes it harder to receive benefits an individual may be eligible to receive. Many individuals wanting disability benefits often hire a disability lawyer to help them.

What Should I Look for in a Disability Lawyer?

  • Pay attention to the treatment and professionalism you receive from the lawyer and his support staff. Disability lawyers are quite busy, but they should return your call in a timely fashion.
  • Ask about their approval ratings such as wins and losses and overall approval rating.
  • Question the lawyer about his expertise in handling a case like yours.
  • Also ask for references. Call all the references and ask how well the lawyer handled their cases.

Should I Ask Family and Friends about References to Disability Lawyers?

Yes, family and friends are often helpful when compiling a list of disability lawyers. When inquiring about lawyers make sure their area of expertise is disability law and another type of law.

What If I Do Not Want to Ask Family and Friends?

Disability lawyer listings are found in many places, such as legal aid clinics and a state’s bar association. If the Internet is the best option, consider online lawyer referral services.

Can I Find a Lawyer without Doing My Own Research?

Yes. Instead of searching for lawyers, you can have them contact you. has a three-step process where:

  1. You present your case. For example, you select an issues such a disability. Next you explain your legal issue.
  2. matches you with the disability lawyers in your area
  3. You select the lawyer who is the best fit to represent you in your disability case.

The process is private and highly effective.

What Should I Do After I Have a List of Lawyers?

Call and schedule a consultation with each of the government lawyers. It is important that you talk with each of the lawyers that you have found in order to determine which lawyer is the right one to take your case. Hiring the right lawyer for your case can make the difference between winning and losing your case.

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Last Modified: 06-13-2018 02:12 AM PDT

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