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How to find a good Social Security Disability Lawyer?

How to find a good Social Security Disability Lawyer?

At Sharon Christie Law, a Baltimore Social Security Disability Law Firm, we are often asked the question, how do you find a good Social Security Disability Lawyer? In this video, Sharon Christie examines this question and helps provide answers to what to look for so that you find a good Social Security Disability Lawyer to represent you in your case.

Official Transcript: How to find a good Social Security Disability Lawyer?

Hi I’m Sharon Christie your nurse attorney for social security disability benefits. Let’s talk about how you go about finding a good social security disability law firm to work with. So, one of the things that you have to remember as you begin this process is that this is a law firm that you will be working with for several years. In most cases most cases it’s going to take about two years from the time you put in the application until you have uh had a hearing with an administrative law judge. So, you’ll be working with this law firm for a long time and you want to make sure number one that you feel comfortable and that you feel well treated when you contact the law firm.

So, I think the first thing you want to think about is when I called them how did I feel? Were they friendly? Did they give me helpful information or was I treated like a number? The second thing you want to look at and ask about is how long has this law firm been handling social security disability cases. Are they brand new to it or is this a law firm that has lawyers that have been doing it for a long time that are really familiar then with the process?

With the requirements for the evidence, with the rules and regulations, and of course with the judges so you want to look for somebody and a law firm that has experience doing social security disability cases. Then you want to think about as I talked to them how good did, I feel about their process? Did they spend time talking to me, getting more information about my condition and why I’m not able to work. Or did I feel like I got rushed through. Again, it’s something that you want to think about. It’s very important that you feel comfortable with the law firm that you’re working with so these are just a couple of tips as to what you want to look for when you are considering who you might hire to help you get through this process.

I do recommend that you get a law firm on board to help you with the process. It’s long, it’s frustrating there’s deadlines that you have to meet that you can’t miss. You want to make sure that all of the evidence that’s pertinent to your case is going to be in your file and those are things that law firms can help you with. It’s not the kind of thing that you want to be doing on your own because frankly you should be focused on anything you can do to feel better. So, take your time, talk to the law firm, make sure that you feel comfortable, but make sure you do get yourself some help. 

The Path to Social Security Disability Benefits with Sharon Christie Law

Step 1: Understanding Social Security’s Definition of Disabled

The definition of disabled, according to Social Security, is that you have severe limitations from your health problems that keep you from doing any kind of work for at least 12 consecutive months. This is the first thing we look at when evaluating your case. Your diagnosis is just the starting point. To get disability benefits for you, we must prove that your disabling condition causes severe limitations in your day to day activities.

Step 2: Medical Records in Your Disability Case

You must have medical evidence to prove your disability case. The most important evidence is your medical records that show your diagnosis, your symptoms, and your response to treatment.

Step 3: Don’t go it alone: How Sharon Christie Law Can Help You

At Sharon Christie Law, a Social Security Disability Law Firm, we recognize that no one ever plans to get so sick that they have to stop working. When you need to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits we recognize that you will be anxious about the process and whether you can qualify for disability benefits. Our goal at Sharon Christie Law is to help you win your case and give you the financial stability you need! Why work with us?

We do it all for you: At Sharon Christie Law we handle all aspects of the case for you, from preparing and filing your application through the hearing with a judge. We are with you every step of the way.  When working with us, you focus on feeling better, and we focus on winning your case.

We return your phone calls: We understand that you have many questions regarding Social Security Disability Benefits. We never want you to wonder what is happening with your case. We are here to answer your questions. All phone calls and emails are returned within 24 hours. That is our promise to you.

We believe in client education: The Social Security Disability process is confusing. We think it is important that you understand each step in the process. So, we created a section on our website that is accessible only to clients. This client’s only section tells you everything you need to know about the disability process.