Knoxville Social Security disability lawyer explains the importance of having a lawyer help on your Social Security disability appeal
The first step in requesting Social Security disability benefits is relatively easy because you can do it yourself online, right here on your computer at the following Social Security website: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/applyfordisability/adult.htm.
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However, don’t be fooled by how easy it was to apply. Unfortunately, approximately 60% of Social Security disability claims are denied at the application stage and it becomes necessary to appeal the claim. And at the appeal level the process is much more complicated. This is when you want a lawyer because government statistics show that Social Security claimants who have a lawyer have a much better chance of obtaining disability benefits than those who do not.
What to look for in your Tennessee Social Security lawyer
When you are shopping for your Tennessee Social Security you want:
Finding both at once can be difficult. Large law firms sometimes have a good reputation for their experience and expertise. However, large law firms can also be impersonal. The advantage of small law firms is that they provide personal service.
It is rare to find both large firm experience and small firm service.
I offer you experience and personal service
I have been practicing law since 1978. This means that I have the partner-level experience that you might find in a large Social Security disability law firm. However, I give you the accessibility and responsiveness of a small firm.
It is important to me to have a close personal relationship with my clients. I am deeply committed to my clients and work closely with them to get the best result possible on their Social Security disability claim.
Let me review your Tennessee Social Security disability claim
I understand what is at stake with your Social Security disability claim. I know how important it is for you and your future, and for the future of your family.
If you are not already represented by a Tennessee Social Security disability lawyer, let me give you my evaluation of your claim. Briefly describe your claim using the form to the right, or simply contact me at my office.
Law Office of Joseph P. Sullivan
Knoxville Social Security disability law firm
523 West Lamar Alexander Parkway, Suite 1
Maryville, TN 37801