Why Attorneys are Beneficial in Disability Cases
If you've ever turned on a television, you've probably seen at least one commercial for disability attorneys. Of course, chances are also pretty high that you think these attorneys are "all talk and no action," that they are just trying to take advantage of the seriously ill or injured, or that their services simply do not do as promised. Unfortunately, you could probably find many people who have had bad experiences with attorneys and try to turn you even further away from seeking their help.
In spite of these rather dreary facts, though, it is often a good idea to consider hiring one of these lawyers IF you have the right information. In the next few paragraphs, you will find information on when to hire a lawyer and where to find a trustworthy one!
The When and Where of Disability Attorneys
Many, if not most, people don't understand the when and where of disability attorneys. In reality, however, this entire process is very simple. First of all, you might want to consider seeking legal help if you have a bona fide injury, illness, or other medical condition that keeps you from returning to work and feel as though your insurance company is not extending appropriate benefits to you. Additionally, if you have been in an automobile accident which was not your fault, consider hiring a lawyer to make sure the insurance company of the other driver is not trying to make you settle for less that you should receive. Finally, disability attorneys can be very helpful for those who are dealing with uncommon, new, or hard-to-diagnose illnesses.
When looking for an attorney, first seek the advice of friends or family who have went through similar experiences. Your next step should be to check the yellow pages for firms in your area. Finally, look on the Internet for firms that are nationwide. There are two qualities you should always look for in a lawyer: first impressions and small print. If an attorney makes you feel uncomfortable, you do not have to work with him/her! This is your future! Secondly, always make absolutely positive you read all the fine print before you give someone power of attorney. While many firms do not charge unless they win your settlement, they often take huge percentages of the settlement if your case is successful. Most reputable law firms will offer statistics on previous cases the have won and free, no obligation initial consultations.
While dealing with a disability can be frustrating or painful, a disability attorney may be able to help you navigate the choppy waters of insurance claims, etc., with relatively little stress. Good luck!
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