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Hiring An Attorney For Dog Attack Injuries

Hey there, I am Erin Arnolds. I was simply walking down the street a year ago, minding my own business, when a dog burst out from behind a house and attacked me. I was helpless to protect myself from the ferocious bites and scratches from that angry animal. Neighbors finally came out and pulled the dog off me, which ended up saving my life. At the hospital, I received hundreds of stitches and stayed in a medically induced coma for several weeks. Upon coming out of the coma, I immediately called a lawyer to receive help suing the dog owners for the attack. I needed to have my hospital bills and lost wages covered by the owners of that vicious dog. Due to that experience, I created this site to help others learn how to hire a lawyer and obtain compensation for injuries caused by a dog attack.


Social Security Disability — How To Handle A Denial And An Appeal

If your Social Security Disability claim was denied, you have the right to file an appeal. An attorney will explain to you why your claim was initially denied and will file the appeal for you.

The Denial Letter

During your initial meeting with a Social Security Disability attorney, the attorney will review the denial letter. The denial letter will list specifics associated with your case. The letter will contain the reason why the claim was denied.

The denial could be due to improperly filling out the paperwork that was filed, not substantiating an injury, or earning more money than what is allowable to be eligible for benefits. These are just a few of the reasons why you may have been denied. It is fairly customary for applicants to be denied on their first attempt applying for benefits. 

Getting Things In Order

Your attorney will help you get your documentation in order. If you haven't proven that you are medically or psychologically incapable of working, your attorney may request that you obtain a copy of your medical records.

If you haven't been receiving consistent care from a physician, your attorney may advise you to schedule an appointment with them. Your medical provider's input will have a great bearing on how your case will move forward.

Your attorney will inquire about whether or not you have been working. If you have been working, your income must not exceed the SGA (substantial gainful activity) that has been set forth by the SSA (Social Security Administration). 

The Appeal Process

Your attorney will look over all of your paperwork before filing your appeal. They will retain a copy of the paperwork. The paperwork that substantiates your claim will need to be introduced during the appeal process. Your attorney will notify you of the date when your case is scheduled to be heard in front of an administrative law judge.

You have the right to attend this hearing. If you are unable to attend the hearing, your Social Security Disability attorney will attend on your behalf. A hearing can be conducted in person or through a video platform.

During the hearing, the information that pertains to your case will be presented. The judge will review all of the information that pertains to your case. The judge's official ruling will be mailed to you and your attorney. Once the ruling has been made, your attorney can provide you with any further guidance that is needed. 

For more info, contact a local Social Security Disability attorney