Nashville Social Security Disability Lawyer
How Can We Help You With Your SSD Claim?
If you are pursuing Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you may be wondering whether you need to hire an attorney to represent you. If your initial claim has been denied, hiring an attorney is often a positive step toward getting that decision reversed at a later stage.
At The Law Offices of James Flexer, our attorneys provide valuable services to Tennessee clients seeking SSD benefits. We charge no fees unless our efforts are successful. Contact us today for a free consultation. We have offices in Nashville, Murfreesboro and Columbia.
Understanding the Benefits of Representation
There are several good reasons to hire an attorney to represent you in your SSD claim. An independent representative who is experienced at pursuing disability benefits applications can look at your case objectively and identify the necessary issues that need to be addressed.
If you are going to have a fair chance of having your SSD claim approved, you will want to have doctors’ opinions that are spelled out in a clear, concise fashion.
Our attorneys know what the Social Security Administration is looking for when it comes to medical records, so we can work with your doctors to get effective testimony.
Living with a disabling condition can be stressful and can get in the way of being able to devote your attention to your SSD claim. Hiring an attorney can take that burden off of your shoulders — your attorney can follow through on your claim and address any other legal needs that you may have.
Should You Hire an Attorney or a Non-Attorney?
The Social Security Administration does not require claimants’ representatives to be attorneys. However, a representative who is not a lawyer is not bound by the ethical guidelines that apply to licensed attorneys and cannot represent you if your case needs to go to federal court.
Ultimately, it is up to you to decide whether you want to be represented at all, and if so, whether you want to hire an attorney. Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss what we can offer you when it comes to helping you with your SSD claim.