Laurinburg Disability Lawyer
Do you live in the Laurinburg area? Are you searching for a Laurinburg disability lawyer to help with your disability claim or lawsuit? You may want to consider the experienced NC disability lawyers at Riddle & Brantley.
Since 1985, our disability lawyers have been fighting for people with disabilities across North Carolina — including many in the Laurinburg area.
Our attorneys have nearly 200 years of combined legal experience and we would love to help you with your disability claim or appeal if we can.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a disability lawyer serving Laurinburg and surrounding North Carolina, please call 1-800-525-7111.
The consultation is free and there are absolutely no attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive Social Security disability benefits from the government.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim.
Justice Counts for North Carolinians with Disabilities in Laurinburg
Our commitment to the area is personal. For more than 35 years, managing partner Gene Riddle and our disability attorneys have been fighting for justice for those in central and eastern North Carolina — including Laurinburg.
We believe Justice Counts for North Carolinians with disabilities and we are committed to seeking benefits for those who need and deserve them.
For a FREE consultation with a disability lawyer with experience serving clients in Laurinburg, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.
There is no obligation and we only get paid if we get you the disability benefits you deserve.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your case.
“Nothing is more satisfying than helping get Social Security disability benefits for our clients.”
–Scott Scurfield, disability lawyer serving Laurinburg NC, Riddle & Brantley
“I’ve already been denied Social Security disability benefits. What now?”
If you’ve been denied benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA), do not be discouraged. The reality is that roughly 70 percent of initial claims are denied, and in most cases, you have options to appeal.
If your initial claim is denied, you have the option to file what is known as a “Request for Reconsideration.” At the Reconsideration level, a different claim examiner will review your application and make a decision.
At the Reconsideration level, denials are reversed roughly 13 percent of the time. But don’t worry — you still have options.
The next step in appealing a disability denial is to request a hearing. In your hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”), a disability lawyer with experience in Laurinburg can present evidence on your behalf, and even cross-examine witnesses.
The ALJ overturns denials roughly 47 percent of the time.
Statistics also show that those who are represented by a disability attorney at their hearing have a better chance of being approved for benefits. So, especially if you’re represented by a disability lawyer with experience in Laurinburg, the Hearing level is a good opportunity to get your claim approved.
“What if I’m STILL denied at the Hearing level?”
If your claim is denied at the hearing level, you still have options. At this stage in the process, you or your disability lawyer serving Laurinburg can choose to file an appeal before the Appeals Council.
Although the SSA Appeals Council rarely overturns a denial by the ALJ (this only happens about 1% of the time), nearly 10 percent of the time, it will send the case back to the ALJ for reconsideration.
“Are there any options beyond that?”
If the Appeals Council does not reverse the ALJ’s decision, or return it to the ALJ for further review, you do have the option to file a lawsuit in federal court. However, the appeals court only grants benefits roughly 2 percent of the time.
Even so, it’s not over yet. Roughly half of the appeals heard in federal court are returned to the ALJ for further consideration, often due to errors or new evidence uncovered in the process.
“I would recommend Riddle & Brantley to anyone who needs help with disability.”
–B. Fields, Riddle & Brantley client
Do you have a disability claim in the Laurinburg NC area?
If you are seeking disability benefits or trying to appeal a denial, you may be looking for a Laurinburg disability lawyer to assist with your claim.
The experienced disability attorneys at Riddle & Brantley have been serving clients in greater Laurinburg for decades and we would love to help however we can.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a disability attorney serving North Carolinians with disabilities in Laurinburg, please call 1-800-525-7111.
The consultation is free and there is no obligation. We will listen to you, review your claim, and advise you on the best possible legal options for pursuing benefits.
If you decide to hire us, we will do everything we can to position your claim in the best possible way in order to maximize your chance of approval.
The process of seeking disability benefits can take months and even more than a year. This is especially true if you have to appeal, and most applicants do.
When you hire a disability lawyer with experience in Laurinburg NC at Riddle & Brantley, our primary goal is to get you the benefits you deserve — and we will do everything possible to make the entire process as easy and stress-free as possible for you.
“I would recommend them to anyone. They fought hard for me.”
–Christine W., Riddle & Brantley client
For a FREE case review, please call 1-800-525-7111 today.
We believe Justice Counts and would love to help you get the Social Security disability benefits that you need and deserve.