It is not a requirement to hire an attorney in order to file for social security in New York, it can be very challenging to attempt on your own. Disability rules and regulations are a bit different in every state, so it may be difficult for you to understand it all. If you hire an attorney, you are significantly increasing your chances of being approved for benefits. Even though there is no real guarantee, your paperwork will be filed properly and looked over by an expert. Here are some helpful tips to finding disability lawyers in NYC.
Professionalism & Kindness
When looking for any attorney, especially a disability one, you should always hire someone who is courteous and professional. If you are filing for disability, it can be a very trying time for you. This is why it is important that you find an attorney who is a good listener and provides you with kind, professional, and accurate responses to your questions. Even though most disability law firms can be busy and hectic, you should receive a call back in a reasonable amount of time.
Contacting Your Attorney
When you first call the attorney’s office, you may not get to speak with them on the very first call. Chances are you will be speaking to a paralegal or someone else in the office. However, when you request to speak to your attorney then you should be able to speak with them directly. If they are busy at the time, then they should be able to return you call within 24 hours. Most attorneys will provide you with a free consultation so you can speak to your lawyer directly.
What should I ask?
When preparing to talk to your attorney for the first time, you should create a list of questions that will help you to know if you have chosen the right one.
*Ask them how much experience they have working as a disability attorney. You will also want to ask if they have any successful referrals that would be willing to vouch for their quality of service.
*Ask them how much it will cost for them to obtain all of your current and past medical records. Some firms charge a fee for that additional service.
*It is also important to know how many wins they have had and if they received full benefits or
The Law Offices of Daniel Berger can help you in applying for social security in New York. Visit his website to learn more about his services.