Q: Why would any attorney refuse to handle my request to pursue a claim for Social Security disability?
Contrary to what you may have heard from wisecracking comedians, attorneys are not all money-grabbing leeches. In fact, we take our job very seriously, and we want to make sure we can do our very best on behalf of every one of our clients. An attorney may refuse to handle your claim for any of the following three reasons:
This is perhaps the most disheartening reason that an attorney in Harrisburg may decline to accept your case. If the attorney believes that you will not be able to win your claim—even on appeal—he or she should not give you false hope.
Not My Specialty
Because the laws regarding any one type of claim are so complicated, an attorney will typically specialize in one or two particular areas. For example, one attorney may focus on auto accident injuries while another is skilled in handling claims for Social Security disability in Pennsylvania. In fact, you should be wary of a single attorney who claims to handle all types of lawsuits. Such a person is not likely skilled in your particular area of need and will probably not do a good job on your claim.
Finally, a conscientious lawyer may turn you down simply because he or she has a full workload and cannot put in the hours of time necessary to do your case justice. Putting together an initial claim or appealing a decision for Social Security disability is a time-consuming, complicated matter.
Just because one lawyer has refused to handle your case does not mean you should give up. It’s quite possible that you simply have not yet found the lawyer most qualified to handle your particular claim. To see how we can help you, fill out our contact form to request your free initial consultation from one of our skilled Harrisburg Social Security disability attorneys.