Smithfield Disability Lawyer
Do you have a disabling condition that does not allow you to work? You may qualify for Social Security disability benefits and you may be looking for a Smithfield disability lawyer to help with your claim or appeal.
Since 1985, the disability lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have been helping North Carolinians with disabilities get the benefits they need and deserve. We have extensive experience handling cases in the Smithfield NC area and would love to help if we can.
For a FREE consultation with a disability lawyer serving Smithfield, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy form below.
There is never any obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive Social Security disability benefits.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today to speak with a disability lawyer handling cases in Smithfield, North Carolina.
“I would recommend Riddle & Brantley to anyone who needs help with disability.”
–B. Fields, Riddle & Brantley client
“I’ve already been denied for benefits. What can I do?”
If you’ve been denied Social Security disability benefits, don’t be discouraged. You have many options to appeal and you can always file a new claim altogether.
Our experienced disability attorneys serving Smithfield and surrounding NC can help evaluate your claim and manage all aspects of the appeals process for you, including:
- Reconsideration — At the Reconsideration level, your disability claim is reviewed by a different examiner, who sometime overturns a previous denial.
- Hearing — We can file a Request for a Hearing. At your hearing, we can argue your case before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), present new evidence and documentation, and even cross-examine key witnesses in support of your claim.
- Appeals Council — If the ALJ also denies your disability claim, we can appeal your case before the Appeals Council. The Appeals Council rarely reverses a denial itself, but it sometimes sends cases back to the ALJ for further consideration.
- Federal Court — Our last resort is to file an appeal in federal district court. While the courts do not frequently reverse a denial themselves, they do sometimes remand disability claims back to the ALJ for reconsideration. Sometimes errors are discovered in the review process that can help your claim.
For a FREE consultation with a disability lawyer serving Smithfield and greater North Carolina, call 1-800-525-7111 today.
We can advise you on your appeal and help determine the best legal steps forward for pursuing your claim for SSD or SSDI benefits.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today to speak with a disability attorney handling cases in Smithfield.
We have convenient offices in Goldsboro and throughout NC, and can even come to you directly if you’d prefer.
Free, no-obligation consultations are available by phone, email, text or video conference with no in-person meeting required, as well. We have bilingual translators on staff to help our Spanish-speaking clients.
“What are my chances of getting disability benefits?”
There are no guarantees when seeking Social Security disability benefits. The system can be complicated, and the wait times are significant. In fact, most claims take a year or more to resolve.
While there are no guarantees, hiring a disability lawyer with experience in Smithfield can dramatically improve your chances of being approved for benefits.
In a recent study, only 34 percent of those who did not hire an attorney were ultimately approved for disability benefits, while 60 percent of those who did hire a disability lawyer were approved.
For more information on the chances of getting your claim approved at each level of appeal, please check out our recent blog post.
“Riddle & Brantley works on contingency. What does that mean?”
It clearly pays to hire a Social Security disability lawyer for your claim in the Smithfield NC area — especially because we work on a contingency basis.
Because we work on a contingency basis, we don’t charge anything upfront and you don’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your appeal and you get the disability benefits you need and deserve.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a disability lawyer serving the Smithfield NC area, please call 1-800-525-7111 today.
There are absolutely no upfront costs and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim.
“I would recommend them to anyone. They fought hard for me.”
–Christine W., Riddle & Brantley client
Board-Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability
There’s no shortage of disability lawyers available to help with your appeal, however, only some disability attorneys are Board-Certified Specialists, such as Riddle & Brantley’s lead disability lawyer, Scott Scurfield.
As a Board-Certified Specialist in SSD, Scott has passed a rigorous exam and proven expertise and experience in this area of law.
He and his staff of paralegals and case managers have helped hundreds of North Carolinians with disabilities get the benefits they deserve, including many in the greater Smithfield area.
“There is nothing more satisfying than helping North Carolinians get the disability benefits they need and deserve.”
–Scott Scurfield, disability lawyer serving Smithfield NC
For a FREE consultation with a Board-Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability helping clients in Smithfield NC, please call 1-800-525-7111 today.
There is never any obligation and you won’t pay a dime in attorney fees unless we win your appeal and you receive disability payments from the SSA.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim.
Justice Counts for North Carolinians with disabilities and we would love to help you and your loved ones however we can.