Questions You Should Ask Your SSDI Lawyer
Hiring a disability attorney to help with your Social Security disability case can prove highly successful and improve your chance of receiving your claim. It’s necessary to ensure that the attorney that you have decided to partner with is knowledgeable, experienced and ready to help you, however necessary. The Law Offices of Dr. Bill LaTour is the choice for you. Not only will you receive a free consultation, they will also meet you at your home.
When your attorney meets you at your home, it’s best to be just as inquisitive as they are. Ask questions that will further your knowledge of the situation and help discover just what they are willing to help you with.
When meeting with your lawyer it is best to be ready to ask them the right questions. Some of the questions that are best to ask are among these:
- Are you a licensed attorney? Do your best to make sure that they indeed are a licensed attorney. Ensuring that they are licensed simply provides a certain degree of familiarity that is to be desired in these cases. It will also help to know if they have a specialized license that pertains to SSA claims.
- Where is your office located? It is best to know where your attorney is located and to hire an attorney close to home, if possible. Meeting with your attorney face to face will create a rapport that will be good for both parties involved when pursuing this claim. If it turns out that the attorney you have hired is unable to meet you face to face until the hearing, most of them will still offer exceptional assistance.
- What is your fee? Asking how much is their fee is incredibly necessary when choosing your attorney. The fee will most likely be received through benefits once your case is indeed accepted. Don’t be afraid to ask this question, as it may save you from being blindsided at the completion of your case.
- How many times will we discuss my case prior to the hearing? If your case is not successful at the beginning stages, the next level is a hearing. It could potentially take you a year or more to be seen by a judge. During this time, it is proper to inquire with your attorney how often the two of you will be reviewing your case, going over updates and important developments.
- Can we meet before the hearing? This question is partially contingent on the location of your attorney, which is another good reason why it is best to ensure that your attorney is close. Your attorney should see to it that they make time to meet with you in person prior to the hearing in court. Things change from the phone to in person meetings, and the attorney will see a greater insight of what you’re going through if they meet with you in person.
Working with an SSDI Lawyer
The process for successfully obtaining Social Security Disability is a long one, and it has high chances of also being a stressful one. Make the load easier by contacting The Law Offices of Dr. Bill LaTour to schedule your in home meeting today.