What to Look for in a Social Security Disability Attorney

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What to Look for in a Social Security Disability Attorney

Filing a claim to receive Securing Social Security Disability benefits can be a complex and challenging process. From gathering medical evidence to navigating bureaucratic red tape, individuals often find themselves overwhelmed, confused, and frustrated. In such situations, having a knowledgeable and experienced Social Security Disability attorney by your side can make all the difference.

Below are a few important things to look for in an SSD attorney:

Specialization in Social Security Disability Law

The first and foremost criterion is to choose an attorney who specializes in Social Security Disability (SSD) law. Social Security laws and regulations are highly specialized, and an attorney with expertise in this field will be well-versed in the intricacies of the system.

Parmele Law Firm has practiced SSD law, and only SSD law, for over 30 years. During the past three years, we have expanded our disability services to include VA and have seen tremendous success and growth in that arena as well.

Experience and Track Record

Look for an attorney with a proven track record of success in handling Social Security Disability cases. Experience matters, especially when dealing with the nuanced nature of disability claims. An attorney who has successfully navigated similar cases is more likely to understand the complexities involved and provide effective representation.

At Parmele Law Firm, our team of attorneys have a combined 135+ years of Social Security Disability experience. We have also received favorable decisions for over 55,000 people filing for their disability benefits. If that is not qualified, we wonder what is.

Client Reviews and Testimonials

Research the attorney’s reputation by reading client reviews and testimonials. Feedback from previous clients can provide valuable insights into the attorney’s communication skills, responsiveness, and overall effectiveness.

Parmele Law Firm is one of the Midwest’s top providers of SSD representation, and this past year was named in the top 5 SSD law firms in the nation! It would seem impossible to receive such a huge award without providing excellent service to our clients.

Clear Communication

Effective communication is crucial when dealing with legal matters. A good Social Security Disability attorney should be able to explain complex legal concepts in a way that you can understand. They should also keep you informed about the progress of your case, promptly respond to your inquiries, and be transparent about potential challenges.

While technology continues to grow and improve, we recognize that many clients simply want to have a personal telephone conversation with their legal team—and we are all about it. If you prefer a phone call, great! If you like to communicate via text or email, we can do that too. Whatever is best for you, we can make it happen.

 

Accessibility and Availability

Choose an attorney who is accessible and available to address your concerns. Disability claims involve deadlines and timelines, and having an attorney who prioritizes your case can make a significant impact. Ensure that the attorney has a support team in place to handle administrative tasks and provide updates in their absence.

While our team of attorneys number 17, our support staff is over 80 team members strong. We recognize that it takes a village, and we have a talented team in place to provide legal support, watch deadlines, and ensure that all I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed.

 

Fee Structure

Discuss the attorney’s fee structure upfront to avoid any surprises later. Most Social Security Disability attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they only get paid if you win your case. Ensure that you understand the percentage they will charge and any additional costs associated with your case.

At Parmele Law Firm, we walk through our fee structure with you upfront during your first conversations with us. We make sure you have a clear understanding of our fees, and as mentioned above, we do not get paid unless you win your case.

 

Free Consultation

Many Social Security Disability attorneys offer free initial consultations, and PLF is no exception. Your free consultation is an excellent opportunity to ask any questions, make sure you are both on the same page and put your mind at ease.

Selecting the right Social Security Disability attorney is a crucial step in navigating the complexities of the disability benefits process. Your choice of attorney can significantly impact the trajectory of your Social Security Disability claim. The years of experience our attorneys have, the number of claims we have won, as well as the integrity of our team all play a pivotal role in the success of your claim.

Why try to navigate a confusing, tiresome process by yourself? Contact PLF to schedule your no-cost consultation today at 866-889-2570. Parmele Law Firm. Guiding you with integrity, competency, and experience.

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