A disability case is not like a civil or criminal case, there is no demand that you hire a lawyer to represent you. Having said this, it is important to note that those applicants who do hire a Social Security lawyer in Tennessee are more likely to be approved than those applicants who “go it alone,” especially when the case reaches the hearing level. If you want to improve your chances of success you should seriously consider hiring a lawyer, but he or she must be the right one.
Courtesy and professionalism:
These are very important, as a layperson you don’t know what to expect so you should be looking for a lawyer that understands this and treats you professionally. When you are speaking to lawyers about representing you pay attention to how they answer your questions.
Access to the lawyer:
Law firms are busy places; don’t be disappointed if you cannot get instant access to the lawyer that is dealing with your case. Don’t be put off if your call is routed to a member of the staff, what is important is that your concerns and questions are answered and the best lawyers always have great support personnel.
Never listen to a lawyer that “guarantees” approval, this is not only unfair to you, it is unethical for any lawyer to make promises on the outcome of the case. What you should expect however is an honest assessment of the possible outcome and this can only be given when the lawyer has been given the opportunity to study the facts as they are. What the best Social Security lawyer in Tennessee will promise is that he or she will give your case the attention it deserves to ensure the best chance of a successful outcome.
Don’t be afraid to question the lawyer’s rate of success; the best firms are proud of their winning percentage and happy to share it with you.
It is important that you feel extremely comfortable with your Social Security lawyer in Tennessee as you will be spending considerable time with him or her as your disability case progresses. You are invited to discuss your case in detail by contacting the Law Offices of Miller & Drozdowski, P.C.