Lenoir Disability Lawyer
Are you living with a disability and considering applying for disability benefits or appealing a denial? You may be looking for a Lenoir disability lawyer.
Riddle & Brantley’s North Carolina disability lawyers have been helping North Carolinians with disabilities — including many in the Lenoir area — for decades and we would love to help you if we can.
We fight tirelessly for our clients and believe Justice Counts for North Carolinians with disabilities.
Our team is led by a Board-Certified Specialist in SSD, Scott Scurfield, and we are proud of the words our clients use to describe working with them:
“I would recommend Riddle & Brantley to anyone who needs help with disability.”
For a FREE consultation with a disability lawyer serving Lenoir and greater North Carolina, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.
There is no obligation and you won’t pay any costs upfront or attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive disability benefits.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s discuss your case.
What Our Clients Are Saying
In more than three decades serving North Carolina, we’ve handled thousands of disability cases and we’re humbled by the words of our clients:
- “I sincerely appreciate your dedication to my disability case.” -Gloria T.
- “If you have a disability and are looking for someone to fight for you, I can promise Scott Scurfield will.” -Melissa C.
- “It was surely your caring, expert knowledge and determination that won my case.” -D. Montague
Our attorneys have served Lenoir and western North Carolina for more than three decades and we fight tirelessly for our deserving clients.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today for a FREE consultation and case review with a disability lawyer serving Lenoir and western NC.
There are no upfront costs and no attorney fees unless we win your case.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today or complete the short form below for a free consultation.
Our disability lawyers and staff are ready to help you however we can.
“I’ve been denied by the SSA. What now?”
Most disability claims — roughly 70 percent — are initially denied by the Social Security Administration.
If your disability claim has been denied, you are not alone — and you do have options to appeal.
Our disability attorneys with experience in Lenoir and greater North Carolina can manage all aspects of the disability appeals process. We know how to navigate the complex SSA system and are familiar with the Administrative Law Judges who rule on these claims.
Your options for appealing a denial of disability benefits include:
- Reconsideration — With a “Request for Reconsideration,” you or your disability attorney can appeal your case to a different claims examiner. Denials are not frequently overturned at this stage, but you can appeal before an ALJ.
- Hearing — You can appeal your claim before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) during a hearing. At the hearing, your disability lawyer can present important evidence, highlight important documents to the judge and cross-examine witnesses. Roughly 47 percent of disability claims are approved by the ALJ at this level of appeal.
- Appeals Council — If your claim is denied by the ALJ, you can appeal before the Appeals Council. Few denials are overturned at this level, but roughly 9 percent of claims are sent back to the ALJ for further review.
- Federal Court — If your claim continues to be unjustly denied, your disability attorney can appeal your case before a judge in Federal District Court. These cases can take a long time to resolve (sometimes as many as two years or more), and few denials are overturned. Sometimes, however, the judge will remand your case back to the ALJ based on mistakes or new evidence uncovered in the process.
If your claim is denied again in District Court, you do have the option to appeal before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. However, these cases are extremely rare and most claimants do not pursue this avenue of appeal.
For a free consultation regarding your disability claim appeal, please call us at 1-800-525-7111.
We will review your case and help determine the best possible path forward. Our disability lawyers with experience in Lenoir and western NC are ready to help however we can.
“Do I really need a disability lawyer?”
No, you’re not required to hire a disability lawyer to pursue your claim or appeal, however…
Research shows that hiring a disability lawyer can greatly increase your chances of winning approval for your claim.
According to the research, those who do not hire a disability attorney are approved for benefits just 34 percent of the time, while those who do hire a disability attorney are approved 60 percent of the time on average.
That is a huge difference.
Don’t gamble with your potential benefits.
“There are no guarantees in seeking disability benefits, but working with an attorney can dramatically improve your chances of approval.”
-Scott Scurfield, disability lawyer at Riddle & Brantley and Board-Certified Specialist
To talk with a disability lawyer serving clients in Lenoir NC, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.
There are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your appeal and you receive Social Security disability benefits.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your disability case.
Compassionate Disability Lawyers Serving Lenoir NC
If you’re looking for a Lenoir disability lawyer, we invite you to consult with an experienced North Carolina disability attorney at Riddle & Brantley.
We believe Justice Counts for all North Carolinians with disabilities and are committed to protecting our clients’ legal right to the benefits they deserve.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today to speak with a disability lawyer at Riddle & Brantley.
There is no obligation and we only get paid if we obtain Social Security disability payments for you.
There is no shame in applying for disability benefits. You have paid into the system your entire life and you are entitled to justice and the benefits you deserve.
Let’s discuss your case in a FREE consultation. Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s talk.