How to Pick a Good Social Security Attorney in Tulsa

by | Sep 3, 2013 | Lawyers and Law Firms

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Dealing with the Social Security Administration is incredibly stressful. Sometimes it seems as if Social Security employees are speaking and writing in another language entirely. Don’t be discouraged in your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim. Hire an attorney to help you. Here is how to pick a good Social Security Attorney in Tulsa.

Ask Your Current Lawyer

Do you already have a lawyer for other branches of legal law such as for making out your will, settling a divorce or starting a business? Never assume that all lawyers are comfortable working any legal case. Your lawyer will be truthful about whether he or she is comfortable representing you in a SSDI case. After all, lawyers like to win and do not want to set themselves up for failure. Your current lawyer can help you find a new lawyer.

Check With the OBA

The OBA stands for the Oklahoma Bar Association. They have a website designed for the general public, including information about the OBA and community service programs. Look at the left-hand side menu and click on “Legal Services.” Click on the free service “Oklahoma Find A Lawyer.” This is a good way to quickly draw up a list of names of Tulsa attorneys.

Go to Initial Consultation

You should not hire an attorney based on a phone call. The attorney needs to look at medical records, Social Security forms or any paperwork devoted to your case in order to see if you have a case. You can also ask questions like what happens if your claim is denied. Get ready to talk about your medical condition and how it has impacted your life. This is a good way to see if you can get along with the prospective attorney.

Communicates Clearly

A good attorney will explain complicated legal jargon into everyday words so you can understand what is going on. They will not mind if you ask them questions. They also should be able to clarify their fee structure and when payments are due.

If you have any more questions about how to choose a Social Security attorney that have not been answered here, please contact Benedict Law Office today. They will be happy to answer your inquiries.


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