It makes no sense to panic, if your disability claim gets denied. You need to take some constructive action. Panicking does not qualify as a constructive action. Instead, you ought to get busy searching for a good attorney.
Benefits provided by a disability lawyer
Most lawyers offer any potential client the chance to schedule a free consultation. Still, those men and women that do not want to set aside time for going to an attorney’s office can take advantage of a different opportunity. That opportunity involves agreement by the consulted member of the legal profession to share valuable knowledge, while taking part in a no-cost, over-the-phone case assessment.
Questions to pose during a free consultation:
Point out any unique problems with your case. Were multiple vehicles involved in the disabling accident? Did your automobile collide with a truck? Ask if the consulted lawyer has handled a case with similar problems in the past.
What has been the lawyer’s success rate, when handling other cases where disability benefits have been denied? Stay clear of those Injury Lawyers in Vaughan that do not have a good success rate.
Did any of those same cases proceed to the point where both parties had to appear in court? This is an important question. Sometimes, a lawyer’s lack of experience in a courtroom can push him or her to accept a smaller amount of money at the time of a settlement.
Important observations that a prospective client should make:
Did the consulted lawyer demonstrate a compassionate attitude when dealing with the possible client? Appreciate the fact that mention of the stress caused by sitting on the witness stand should not been seen as obvious evidence of a lawyer’s compassionate way of communicating with others. As stated before, it could be a way to encourage acceptance of an early settlement.
Does the consulted attorney appear ready to seek out any needed experts? A client with a pre-existing medical condition could make use of such an expert. A lawyer’s unwillingness to track down a witness with the necessary expertise on a given issue could lead to creation of legal guidance that has come from the mouth of someone on the defendant’s legal team.
Why would that be bad? That acceptance of such misdirected guidance could leave the client/plaintiff feeling as though he or she is partly responsible for a given injury. Few clients understand the hard skull rule, which makes it clear that no defendant can pick the health status of a given plaintiff.
Lawyers can take advantage of that fact. One of them might get clients thinking that they were partly responsible for a collision. Then one or more clients might agree to a smaller settlement.