Why Do I Need A Lawyer To Handle My Appeal?

You've reached a fork in the road: Your long-term disability claim has been denied, and you've been left wondering whether you can (and should) handle your appeal yourself, or seek the advice and help of an experienced disability claims lawyer.

As an attorney who has handled these and other claims for more than 35 years, I know that you may be wondering whether you need a lawyer. I have successfully helped many people in North Florida obtain much-needed and deserved disability benefits by helping them with their appeals, and I know that those who try to handle their appeals alone often end in failure. I want to give you every chance at getting the benefits you need; contact my firm now for a free consultation to learn how I can help.

With Appeals, It Comes Down To The Details

Too many people make the mistake of assuming that just because their doctor verified their disability, a disability claim is an open-and-shut case, and any denial can be handled with minimal evidence.

Not only is this wrong, it also leads to many people failing to prepare a proper appeal and having their claims denied again. When you appeal, you have to send detailed evidence of your illness or injury and disability which clearly establishes your entitlement to benefits and which is difficult to refute. With more than three decades of experience navigating the disability insurance labyrinth, I know what kind of supporting evidence will be most beneficial based on your specific condition, and will ensure that your appeal is as fool-proof as possible.

What's more, in the event that your claim is denied on appeal, in almost all circumstances you will not be able to submit additional evidence. All the evidence must be submitted with your appeal. This means that a poorly supported appeal will likely be denied and leave you with a poor record making successful litigation unlikely.

By working with a law firm early on in the process, you ensure that your legal team has had time to learn the details of your case and will be prepared to take every step necessary to get you the benefits you need.

I offer a free consultation so you can learn more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer. Contact my Gainesville office by email or call 352-505-4790, toll free 866-544-3069.