Can You Afford Hiring A Disability Lawyer?


Sometimes getting one's right is not as easy as it seems or as simple as the statute books say it is. One might face a number of roadblocks at the hands of those who for some reason find one unfit for the benefit one claims.

In such cases, the only option you have is to challenge the denial of your right. How do you do that? You can go ahead yourself and do everything yourself. There are no problems with that except one- that you don't know what all is to be done, how and exactly when. The reason is that the only case you have seen in great detail is yours and so far as the law involved is concerned, you know close to nothing. Procedural nitty-gritty, of course, is rocket science to you. Thus, everything boils down to that though you have every right to stand up yourself before the authorities, it may be like shooting one's own case right in the head. And I am sure that's the last thing you have thought of doing.

Now the question that most of the people who have to go through the ordeal of hiring a lawyer ask- can I afford? Yes, you can. I may not be in a position to say it for all those who need a lawyer, but for those with disability, lawyers are quite affordable. This is primarily because a disability lawyer is not paid when you hire him, but gets one fourth of the back payment that the Social Security Administration pays. So, if he loses your case, he loses his fee as well, which is why he would try is level best to get the decision in your favor.

What you must remember is that you must hire a lawyer early in the day so that he gets enough time to prepare the case and get himself conversant with the basic facts and points of law involved. The better prepared he is, the greater your chances of winning. Moreover, if the case drags on, the money accumulates with the SSA, which means if you get it late you get a larger sum and the attorney gets a bigger bite. So, supply him with all the time and information he needs to win your case in the first instance itself. That is way you get your money early, he gets his and everyone is happy with a possible exception of the SSA.