Finding A Good Social Security Attorney

by | Jun 3, 2016 | Lawyer

Although it is not a necessity to hire a Social Security attorney when you are claiming disability benefits, it has been shown time and time again by statistics that claimants that are represented by a skilled Social Security attorney in Evanston stand a far better chance of being approved by the Administration. This is especially true if the initial application is denied and the case goes to a hearing. If you decide that hiring an attorney is in your best interests there are a few things to bear in mind.

   *   Attorney access: Disability firms are normally busy places so don’t be disappointed if you can’t speak to the attorney every time you call. The best attorneys are often involved with other clients in their hearings; they rely on the professionalism of their staff to field many questions. However, a mark of a goof firm is allowing you to schedule a consolation with the attorney, the one that will actually handle your case even though it appears otherwise.

   *   Promises: It is unfair to you and it is also unethical for any attorney to make any guarantees of how a case will turn out. A good Social Security attorney in Evanston will never make promises but what he or she will do is give you a perfectly honest assessment of your chances once they have reviewed your case. Chances are the attorney cannot accelerate the time for approval either but they can certainly ensure that all documents will be prepared properly and presented on time.

   *   Knowledge of your condition: Obviously not all claims are the same, some claims pose significant challenges, especially those that are focused on a mental condition rather than physical. Don’t hesitate to question the attorney on how he will approach the case and what his success rate for similar cases is.

Of course you will want to quiz the attorney on his or her rate of success; what is the overall success rate, how many cases reach the hearing level and what percentage of wins are for full benefits are typical questions that you should ask.

If you are unable to earn an income due to a physical or mental disability you should consider hiring a seasoned Social Security attorney in Evanston. You are welcome to request a free case evaluation by contacting the Law Offices of Rabin, Kodner & Brown and follow us on facebook.

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