Pinehurst Disability Lawyer
Have you suffered a disability? Are you unable to work? You may qualify for disability payments from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and you may be searching for a Pinehurst disability lawyer.
You may want to consider the NC disability attorneys at Riddle & Brantley.
Riddle & Brantley’s North Carolina disability lawyers have been serving people with disabilities throughout the state — including many in the Pinehurst area — for decades and we would love to help you get justice and benefits if we can.
For a FREE consultation with a North Carolina disability lawyer serving Pinehurst, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy form below.
There is no obligation and you won’t pay any upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive Social Security disability benefits.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s discuss your case.
North Carolinians with disabilities deserve justice. We believe Justice Counts and would love to help you however we can.
Why Riddle & Brantley?
The disability team at Riddle & Brantley is led by Scott Scurfied, a disability attorney with experience serving clients in the Pinehurst area and throughout North Carolina.
Scott is a Board-Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability, which means that he has been recognized by the NC State Board for his experience and expertise handling these cases.
As a Specialist, Scott knows the Social Security disability system inside and out and is familiar with the Administrative Law Judges who often decide these cases.
There are no guarantees when seeking disability benefits, but a Specialist can help improve your chances of obtaining approval from the SSA.
“I’ve been serving North Carolinians with disabilities for decades and am committed to fighting for the justice and benefits they deserve.”
–Scott Scurfield, Riddle & Brantley attorney and Board-Certified Specialist in SSD
Our team is staffed by attorneys, paralegals and case managers, each of whom is dedicated to our clients’ success. We frequently respond to emails and phone calls after hours and on weekends, and even have bilingual interpreters on staff for our Spanish-speaking clients.
We can consult with you via phone, email or even text message, and if you prefer an in-person consultation, we have offices throughout North Carolina and can even come to you if it’s more convenient.
Our goal is 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.”
For a FREE consultation and case review with a disability lawyer serving Pinehurst and surrounding NC, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.
There are no upfront costs and no attorney fees unless we win disability benefits for you.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your case. You may be entitled to benefits and if you decide to hire us, we will fight tirelessly for you.
“I’ve been denied disability benefits by the SSA. Now what?”
There is no need to be discouraged if you’ve been denied disability benefits by the SSA. You have many opportunities to appeal, and our disability attorneys have extensive experience handling these cases.
The Social Security Administration has many levels of appeal, including:
- Reconsideration — If your claim is denied at the Initial Application stage, you can file a “Request for Reconsideration,” at which point a different Claim Examiner will evaluate your case. While few denials are reversed at this stage, you next have an option to request a hearing.
- Hearing — At the hearing stage, your claim will be considered by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Your disability lawyer can present your case, highlight the most important evidence and even cross-examine key witnesses. The success rate at the Hearing level is relatively high — more than 40 percent of claims are approved by ALJs at this level.
- Appeals Council — If your claim is denied by the ALJ at the Hearing level, you can apply for a review by the SSA’s Appeals Council. Few denials are reversed at this level, but roughly 9 percent of the time, the Appeals Council will remand a claim back to the ALJ for further review.
- Federal Court — If your claim is denied by the Appeals Council or not reversed by an ALJ, you have the option to appeal by filing a lawsuit in Federal District Court. The District Court judge rarely overturns the decision of the Appeals Council but will sometimes send your case back to the ALJ for further consideration based on errors or additional evidence uncovered in the lawsuit.
Those seeking SSD benefits can also file a lawsuit in the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, but it should be noted that these cases are very rare and often take years to work through the system.
If you’ve been denied Social Security disability benefits, contact our disability lawyers serving Pinehurst for a FREE consultation by calling 1-800-525-7111 today.
We will review your case, advise you on your best possible legal options, and if you decide to hire us to represent you, we will fight tirelessly to get you the benefits you need and deserve.
There are no upfront costs and no attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive benefits from the SSA.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today or complete the form below for a FREE consultation and case review.
Compassionate Disability Lawyers Dedicated to Justice
There is no shame in applying for disability benefits. You’ve worked hard, paid into the system your entire life, and these are benefits you’re entitled to under the law.
Riddle & Brantley’s disability lawyers have experience serving clients in the Pinehurst area and would love to help you get justice if we can.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
“I would recommend Riddle & Brantley to anyone who needs help with disability.”
The call is free and we can consult with you via phone, email or text. If you prefer an in-person consultation, we can make arrangements for that, as well.
We believe Justice Counts for North Carolinians with disabilities.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today or complete the short form below for a FREE consultation with a disability lawyer serving Pinehurst and surrounding NC.