After you suffer a debilitating and disabling injury or illness, you wonder you will ever be able to support yourself and your family again. You may not even be able to get out of bed, let alone get dressed unassisted and drive to your job each day.
Instead of living without money and medical coverage that you need, you have the right to file for Social Security benefits. You might better your chances of winning those benefits by hiring a Social Security attorney to represent you in your case.
Filing Out the Application With Necessary Information
If you were to try to fill out the application for these benefits on your own, chances are that you may not know what information that it is asking for or where you should include the necessary details about your case. You might answer the questions wrong or exclude key facts that the court needs to know to render a fair decision.
When you hire a Social Security attorney, however, you can get the assistance that you need in filling out and submitting the application properly. Your lawyer can advise you on what information to include and where to put the key facts about your case in it. He or she will make sure that the court has everything that it needs to take your case and make a fast and correct decision regarding it.
Getting Assertive Representation in Court
Your Social Security attorney may also go with you to court and argue on your behalf before the judge. His or her representation can be particularly important if your illness or injury has left you unable to speak clearly and be understood well.
Regardless, your Social Security attorney can answer some or all of the judge's questions in hearings regarding your injury or illness. He or she can also advise you on how to answer questions that are posed directly to you. You avoid saying anything that could jeopardize your case or cause the judge to decide against you.
Finally, your Social Security attorney can advise you on what doctors to see and what tests to undergo when you file your case. He or she can ensure that your condition is correctly diagnosed and documented.
A Social Security attorney can help you fill out your application. He or she also represents you in court and may advise on what doctors to visit. Contact a lawyer today to learn more.