Although each Social Security disability case will be different and lawyers manage them accordingly, there are certain similarities on how the cases are developed and presented.
In the majority of cases when a potential client first approaches a disability lawyer in Marryville either the lawyer or a member of the firm will conduct a short interview which allows them to do a little “fact finding.” Based on the facts that are presented, the lawyer will decide if he or she wishes to take the case. It is important for the lawyer and the client that the case has a good chance of prospering, if, based on the experiences of the lawyer the case has little chance of success the lawyer will, in most cases, decline the invitation to represent you.
However, if the case appears strong one of the first things you will be asked to do is sign a release that allows your lawyer access to all your medical history. Social Security has the right to dictate what examination or test that is required to support your claim. Once your lawyer has had the opportunity to review your past medical records he or she will know if you have taken the exam in the past or whether it needs to be scheduled.
Your disability lawyer will decide the doctors that will be asked to give supporting statements on your physical or mental limitations; the lawyer also decides which medical records are relevant and which evidence might be detrimental to your case.
Although you have a disability lawyer in Marryville you may not hear from him or her until a couple of months before your hearing date has been set. During the time leading up to the hearing you will usually deal with paralegals employed by the firm or other administrative personnel. These individuals are given the responsibility to ensure that the necessary medical records are requested and have been received and to keep you informed about all pre-hearing matters.
Prior to the hearing you will meet with your lawyer who by now will have total command of your case, if there are any outstanding issues they will be addressed. Your lawyer will prepare you with questions that you can expect to be asked by the Administrative Law Judge. Even though some of the answers may be embarrassing it is important that they be answered honestly, if not your disability lawyer in Marryville will not be in a position to provide you with effective representation; never forget, your lawyer is there to help you win your claim; he or she is not there to judge you.
Applying for and being granted disability benefits can be a long process during which time your disability lawyer in Marryville and the staff will pull together information to support your claim. If you feel you have a valid claim for benefits you are invited to contact the Law Offices of Miller & Drozdowski, P.C.