Fayetteville Disability Lawyer
Disability Attorneys in Fayetteville, NC
If you’re seeking Social Security disability benefits, or your application has been denied at the initial or the reconsideration stage, you may be searching for a Fayetteville disability lawyer.
The North Carolina disability lawyers at Riddle & Brantley may be able to help.
For more than three decades, we’ve been fighting for North Carolinians with disabilities in the Fayetteville area and beyond. Our team is led by a Board-Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability law. We have the skill and experience to put our clients first.
“It was nice to see Riddle & Brantley put me and my needs first.”
-R. Colley, Riddle & Brantley client
For a FREE consultation with an experienced Fayetteville disability lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.
Riddle & Brantley attorneys and staff have close ties to our military and our veterans benefits attorneys are proud to fight for those who have served our country, as well.
There are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive disability benefits.
Call 1-800-525-7111 to speak with a Board-Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability law today.
What We Can Do for Clients Seeking Disability Benefits
If you’ve been disabled and you’re applying for benefits, dealing with the Social Security Administration can be stressful, time-consuming and complicated.
An experienced Fayetteville Social Security disability lawyer can help you navigate the entire process of applying for and obtaining benefits by:
- Assisting in filing your initial application for SSD and/or SSI benefits.
- Filing a Request for Reconsideration if you are denied on your initial application.
- Assisting you in communicating with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
- Filing a Request for Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) if your claim is denied at the Reconsideration level,
- Collecting treatment records from your doctors and medical providers and making sure all the relevant evidence is gathered and submitted.
- Obtaining supportive letters from your friends and family.
- Obtaining and submitting doctor letters and Residual Functional Capacity evaluation forms to support your application or appeal.
- Questioning and cross-examining witnesses at your hearing.
- Arguing the merits of your claim before the Administrative Law Judge.
- Following up on any additional evidence requested by the judge during or after your hearing.
- Appealing your case to the federal courts if your judge improperly denies you benefits.
- And much more…
Justice for People with Disabilities in Fayetteville
The effects of disability can be life-changing for the person affected as well as his or her loved ones. The financial burden can be tremendous.
Social Security disability benefits can help, but the system is notoriously complex and initial claims are often denied. In fact, more than 60 percent of first-time Social Security disability applications are turned away by the SSA even though many of them are valid, legitimate claims by people who eventually receive benefits.
Our disability lawyers have been serving the Fayetteville area since 1985, and we’re committed to seeking justice for our deserving clients.
Fayetteville is also home to Fort Bragg, the largest military base in the United States. Our VA-accredited veterans benefits attorneys fight tirelessly for our heroes in uniform, whether active, reserves, or retired.
For a FREE consultation with a Board-Certified Social Security Disability Specialist, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy online form.
There are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we get your application approved and you receive disability benefits.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today to speak with our legal team.
What Our Clients Are Saying
At Riddle & Brantley, we strive to treat every client like family. We’re proud of what our clients say about their experience working with us:
“I would recommend them to anyone. They fought hard for me.”
-Christine W., Riddle & Brantley client
Specialist in Social Security Disability Law
Our Fayetteville Social Security disability team is led by Scott Scurfield, a Specialist in Social Security Disability law recognized by the North Carolina Bar Association for his experience and expertise in this area of practice. Scott is also accredited by the VA so he has the experience and know-how to guide you through both disability systems.
A Specialist in Social Security Disability law has demonstrated competency in disability cases by having practiced in the area for several years and passed a rigorous exam. And a lawyer must be accredited by the VA to represent veterans in their disability claims. Hiring an attorney recognized by both organizations insures that you will receive all benefits the law allows.
If you’re seeking a Fayetteville disability lawyer, you may want to consider the NC disability attorneys at Riddle & Brantley.
Statistics show that hiring a lawyer to represent you in your disability case can make a big difference. In a recent survey, 60 percent of those who hired a lawyer were ultimately approved for disability benefits. Just 34 percent of those who did not hire a lawyer were approved.
“A Specialist knows the system and can help improve your chances of approval.”
-Scott Scurfield, Fayetteville disability attorney and Social Security Disability Specialist
In a past post, we reviewed the differences among the different types of disability benefits. Our experience with clients in the Fayetteville area is that often times, they can qualify for all three – Social Security Disability, private long-term disability, and VA disability – when they have served in the military and worked in other non-military government jobs after their time in service.
Common Disabling Conditions in Fayetteville
In our experience with former military clients in the Fayetteville area we see a number of recurring types of disabling impairments related to military service, including:
- Permanent, painful orthopedic injuries to the back, neck, knees and feet associated with military training (especially parachuting).
- PTSD and related mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. Service members who are deployed, often multiple times, have a tragic occurrence rate for mental health conditions because of the experiences they endure overseas. The permanent emotional scars resulting from these experiences can render a person so incapacitated that everyday activities can become almost unbearable.
If these (or many other) service-related impairments are serious enough to prevent you from working, you can be awarded benefits, potentially from both the SSA and the VA.
To speak with a Board-Certified Social Security Disability Specialist and explore these options today, please call 1-800-525-7111.
You can also complete the fast and easy online form if you prefer.
Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s see if we can help you get the justice and disability benefits you need and deserve.
Our Fayetteville disability lawyers have been serving clients in the area for more than three decades, and we’d love to help however we can.
Are You Seeking Disability Benefits or Appealing a Denial?
A Fayetteville Social Security disability lawyer at Riddle & Brantley can help. Our attorneys have experience fighting for people with disabilities in Fayetteville and throughout North Carolina.
Together, we have more than 220+ years of combined legal experience and we fight tirelessly for our clients.
For a FREE consultation with a Fayetteville disability attorney, please call 1-800-525-7111.
There are never any upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive Social Security disability benefits.
For those who have served in our nation’s military, our veterans benefits lawyers are also ready to help.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s see if we can help you get the justice and benefits that you need and deserve.