3 Things to Consider when Hiring an Attorney for your Disability Claim

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Has an illness or injury affected your ability to work? That’s where the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program comes in—or should. Unfortunately, the process of obtaining SSDI can be quite lengthy, especially if your initial application is denied. To get the benefits you need quicker, you should hire a lawyer to help speed the process. However, not every lawyer who practices is qualified for these types of matters. To help navigate this decision, the Law Offices of Michael R. Munsey, P.C., put together this list of things you should consider when choosing an SSDI attorney in Kingsport.

  1. Is it easy to get in contact with the attorney?

Many attorneys who specialize in SSDI cases handle large volumes of these cases. As a result, it sometimes can be difficult to receive personalized attention for your own specific case. At the Law Offices of Michael R. Munsey, P.C., we treat each of our clients with the individual care they deserve. We take the time to understand the specific details of your case, and can address all concerns and needs you have at any stage of the process.

  1. How much experience does the attorney have?

Social Security disability law can be complex. You want to be sure to find a lawyer with experience and familiarity navigating the claim process and knowledge of the specific laws that will pertain to the unique needs of your SSDI claim in the Tri-Cities. The Law Offices of Michael R. Munsey, P.C., have been involved with disability cases for more than three decades, specializing in recovering benefits on claims that previously may have been denied.

  1. Do you connect personally with the attorney?

This may not seem like a big deal in a professional relationship, but the personality of the attorney matters. You may have found a lawyer with mastery of every aspect of Social Security disability law, but since it is a long process, you may find yourself working with this person on a regular basis for months. That is going to wear on you if you find the lawyer to be rude, abrasive, or neglectful of your feelings and concerns. Providing compassionate representation is one of the most important values we hold at the Law Offices of Michael R. Munsey, P.C.

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As mentioned, it’s a long process to obtain SSDI benefits. Making a mistake only will prolong the process. If you wait to find an attorney to represent you until after an initial application is denied, then receiving your SSDI benefits will take even longer because you must seek out an attorney, then bring them up to speed on your case before your appeal can proceed. Instead, we recommend hiring an attorney for your disability claim at the start of the process. Our office has experience working with every aspect of the process and can expedite the filing of your claim. If the claim is denied, we will fight for your interests, even if it requires filing a lawsuit and going to trial.

You’ve paid into Social Security throughout your entire working life, and now it’s time to receive the benefits you need when you need it most. Schedule your free consultation to discuss your claim by calling our office today at (276) 451-2056.

The Law Offices of Michael R. Munsey, P.C., proudly serves Kingsport, Johnson City, Bristol, TN, and Bristol, VA.