At the Odom Law Firm, our Northwest Arkansas personal injury lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience representing area residents injured in accidents. From our Fayetteville law offices, established in 1982, we serve clients across the country. Whether you have been catastrophically injured in a truck accident or as a result of a defective product, we can help you hold the responsible party accountable and recover the compensation you deserve.
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CLAIM
Quite a few Social Security Disability (SSD) lawyers tell potential clients to apply for benefits on their own, and only after an application is denied, the applicant should contact the law firm. At Odom Law Firm, we take a longer view. We are available to advise and assist Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefit applicants from the beginning. There is no obligation in bringing your case to our attention.
BEFORE AND AFTER YOU SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CLAIM: APPLICATION, APPEAL
We are prepared to guide you through the entire process of seeking SSD benefits when you expect to be unable to hold down a full-time job for at least 12 months. We offer this service because we know that the way you apply in the beginning can have a large impact on the success of an appeal.
What you may have heard is true: denied Social Security Disability claims are very common. In fact, a great majority of claims are denied at the time of the initial application. The Social Security Administration (SSA) may deny your application for medical or nonmedical reasons. Many applicants become discouraged at this point and give up. This is one reason we prefer to work closely with our SSD clients from the beginning — in order to offer our clients the perspective of our voice of experience, as well as to be ready to assist during the next phase after the very initial denial.
AFTER A DENIED SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CLAIM, THEN WHAT?
The next step after the initial denial is to make a request for reconsideration. During this phase of your quest for SSD benefits, a skilled lawyer's recommendations can be very valuable. At Odom Law Firm, we have helped many previous clients overcome hurdles to acceptance for SSD benefits. Evidence that you include in your request for reconsideration will become part of your permanent record and can have a great impact on your ultimate success during the next phase of your appeal.
IF DENIED, HOW DO YOU MOVE FORWARD? ASK US
If your request for reconsideration is also unsuccessful, the next level of appeal is at a hearing before an administrative law judge. Lawyers from Odom Law Firm can help you prepare for such an appeal. We will advise you as to whether testimony of an expert witness such as a doctor is recommended at your hearing. We can present your case at the appeals hearing and make sure you feel well-prepared to answer questions of the judge as needed.
Odom Law Firm is not interested in taking on as many cases as possible without giving each one our best efforts. We are selective about the cases we accept. We never urge clients to simply give up. If we represent you in an SSD appeal, you will know that we are giving your case the attention it deserves.
For information, advice and advocacy regarding your SSD application and/or SSD appeal, contact us online or call our office locally at 479-935-8425 or toll free at 866-935-2070 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers. We welcome your inquiry at any stage of your application or appeal.
Our Northwest Arkansas SSDI attorneys handle cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you will not owe attorneys' fees unless we help you collect benefits.
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ODOM LAW FIRM
161 W. Van Asche Loop
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Odom Law Firm represents clients throughout Northwest Arkansas, in cities and counties including Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville, Springdale, Siloam Springs, Fort Smith, Bella Vista, Huntsville and Harrison; Washington County, Benton County, Madison County, Carroll County, Crawford County and Sebastian County.