What to Look for When Choosing a Social Security Disability Attorney
When dealing with a Social Security Disability claim, choosing the right attorney can make all the difference. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney can help guide you through the complex process and increase your chances of a successful outcome.
However, with so many options out there, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Here are some key factors to consider when choosing a Social Security Disability attorney.
1. Specialization and Expertise
Look for an attorney who specializes in Social Security Disability law. This ensures that they have in-depth knowledge and experience in handling disability cases specifically. They should be well-versed in the intricacies of the application process, relevant laws, and the Social Security Administration's (SSA) tactics.
2. Communication and Availability
Communication is vital in any legal matter, and Social Security Disability cases are no exception. Look for an attorney who is responsive to your calls and emails and takes the time to explain the process and your options in a way you can understand.
3. Fee Structure
Social Security Disability attorneys typically work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they only get paid if you win your case. However, it's important to understand what percentage of your benefits they will take as their fee and whether there are any additional costs or expenses you will be responsible for.
4. Track Record of Success
Research the attorney's track record and success rate. Look for testimonials, case studies, or evidence of their ability to secure favorable client outcomes. A reliable attorney will have a proven history of winning disability cases and obtaining substantial benefits for their clients.
5. Personal Connection
Ultimately, you want to choose an attorney you feel comfortable working with and trust to represent your best interests. Schedule a consultation and take the time to ask questions and get to know the attorney before deciding.
6. Resources and Support Staff
Dealing with a disability claim requires extensive paperwork, documentation, and evidence gathering. Ensure the attorney has a competent support staff of paralegals and legal assistants who can efficiently handle these administrative tasks. A well-equipped team will help streamline the process and maximize your chances of success.
7. Accessibility to Additional Services
Consider whether the attorney offers additional services beyond the application process. For instance, they may guide navigating the appeals process or assist in obtaining medical records or expert opinions. Access to these supplementary services can simplify your journey and strengthen your case.
Discuss Your Benefits Options with an Attorney
At Rubin & Badame, Attorneys at Law, P.C., we have decades of experience helping clients navigate the Social Security Disability process. Our team of skilled attorneys is dedicated to providing personalized attention and compassionate representation to every client. Contact us today at (610) 595-4917 to learn how we can help you get the benefits you deserve.