Dealing with the whole court system when fighting for disability insurance is a battle of paperwork and court appearances, and you need someone in your corner fighting for you. Therefore, hiring the right Disability Lawyer will increase your odds of receiving those oh-so-important benefits. You are already dealing with so much that you need a lawyer to simplify the process. But, not all lawyers are created equal. When deciding on your representation, you may want to consider these factors before settling on a lawyer:
1. What is your experience level?
You of course want an experienced lawyer that is not only aware of all the necessary rules and regulations but how to go around those regulations as well. These things are difficult to teach and can only be picked up with enough experience. Moreover, you should consider asking them about how much experience they have about your specific disability. For this, you may want to shop around before making the final choice.
2. Are you Accredited?
You don’t want just anyone representing you. You want someone who is trained in this field. Therefore, you want someone with the proper accreditation. Ask him or her for his or her credentials. If they refuse, they may not have the proper credits and should not be considered.
3. What is your success rate?
Of course, every situation is different, but knowing that your potential lawyer has some victories under his or her belt should be on the list of factors you are considering. If you have to pick between the lawyer with numerous wins versus numerous loses, you should probably go with the one with the higher success rate.
4. What are your rates and fees?
Obviously, this one is very important to consider. You should also ask what kind of services go into this price such as showing up to court with you, completing paperwork, etc. Don’t assume anything and get in writing to protect yourself.
5, Can I talk to previous clients or read reviews?
Your lawyer can sound like the perfect fit, but then, when you talk to the clients he or she has previously “helped” they may say something to the contrary. Speak to a couple of people, especially if their situation is similar to yours. If your potential candidate doesn’t give you a chance to reach out to them, then he or she may be hiding something. Google and other online entities have taken to publishing reviews online, so make sure to check some out before you choose your attorney.