If you are looking to get disability benefits in Iowa, you probably want to know if you should get an attorney near you or use a large national firm that handles thousands of disability cases a year.
Hiring an Experienced Disability Attorney Near You
One of the best reasons to hire an attorney near you is because a local attorney often knows the people who are likely to be involved with your case. They know the staff at the local Social Security office, have relationships with the local medical providers, and understand how the Administrative Law judges make decisions during disability hearings.
These insights into the judges’ behaviors can help your local attorney to craft their arguments to give you the best chance of winning disability benefits. This type of insight can be invaluable.
It should be noted that just because your attorney is local does not mean they are not experienced in Social Security Disability claims. An attorney in your area can be very knowledgeable in disability matters and can assist you just as good or better than a national law firm.
National Disability Law Firms
There are many large law firms that focus exclusively on disability claims. They have thousands of clients at a time. If you choose a firm like this, you likely won’t talk to your attorney much, if at all, before your hearing with an Administrative Law judge. The people who assist with your case may be familiar with your case, but it’s just as likely that you’ll be talking with a different person every time you call them.
At RSH Legal, you are not a case number – you are a person. We know our clients by name and we know their stories – and we are committed to helping them get the disability benefits they deserve.
How to Find the Best Local Social Security Disability Lawyer for Your Case
You can go online to do research about local attorneys, but don’t pick your attorney from one of the big lawyer referral sites on the web. Generally, attorneys will pay money to be featured higher or more frequently on these sites. It doesn’t mean they’re good attorneys – only that they’ve paid money to be there.
One better way to find a disability attorney near you is to ask family, friends, and neighbors if they have used a local Social Security lawyer before. Find out the name of the attorney they used and if their experience was a good one. You can also ask this question on social media sites like Facebook or Nextdoor to get some more feedback.
If you are looking for a disability attorney near you and you’re in the Eastern Iowa area, we may be able to help. Call RSH Legal today at 1-800-433-0283 for your free consultation.