SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY
If you have become disabled and are unable to work for a living, Social Security Disability (SSD/SSI) benefits could provide the financial help and support you need.
There are 3 stages: 1) Filing the initial application; 2) Request a Reconsideration (if you were denied disability on your initial application; and 3) Request a Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (if you were denied a second time from your Request of Reconsideration). It is very important to appeal an unfavorable decision at each stage within the 60 days allowed to file an appeal.
There are many levels, grids, and criteria that the SSA uses to determine a claimant’s eligibility for benefits. Having an attorney who is knowledgeable in SSA’s policies allows your claim to be presented in a light most favorable to you.
Whether people are injured in a motor vehicle accident, fall on a wet floor, are the victim of a dog attack or any type of negligence, those who are injured often struggle with intense pain and anxiety. Dealing with an insurance company only adds to the stress.
How much is your injury case worth? It’s a question we hear often. The answer is that every case is different. Your compensation will depend on the amount of medical bills, the negligence of the at-fault driver or other party and the individual “story” of the case.
Seek legal advice promptly to avoid the loss of important evidence to ensure that actions are not inadvertently taken which will harm the value of your claim, and to ensure claims are filed within strict timing deadlines.
At Wingate and Mitchell, P.C., our legal fees depend on the awards/settlements we obtain for our clients. You won’t pay any fees to us up front. Call today for your FREE consultation!