The Importance of Choosing a Local Law Firm to Help You
When you choose a Social Security Disability lawyer, it’s important to choose someone who knows Santa Clara County, Monterey County, Santa Cruz County and San Benito County – not someone who flies in from Los Angeles, Phoenix or another state.
Angelina Valle lives in the Bay Area and knows the people of the Bay Area.
If you choose a national disability firm, it’s common for them to assign someone to your case – who may or may not be an attorney – who won’t meet you until they call your name in the Social Security Office of Adjudication and Review in the San Jose federal building. This person won’t know the details of your case, who you are as a person or people who will help decide your claim.
Standing Up for You When You Need Disability Benefits
Disability attorney Angelina Valle knows the judges, doctors and people in the Social Security Disability system around Santa Clara County, Monterey County, Santa Cruz County and San Benito County. These local contacts play a big role in helping decide your disability case.
It’s important for your lawyer to know these local professionals, but it’s also important for your lawyer to know you. Angelina will meet with you – by phone or in person – before your hearing to learn about your case and to get to know you. To fully understand your case, Angelina will learn how your health conditions impact your daily life. The more she knows about you and your case, the more effective she will be in presenting your case and answering any questions asked by the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).
Beware of Disability Attorneys Who Aren’t Local
Winning Social Security Disability benefits is likely very important to you. The last thing you should do is risk hiring a national representative who may not be an attorney and shows up to meet you for the first time on the day of your hearing.
Choose a local, experienced disability lawyer like Angelina to help you with your case. Call Angelina Valle and Associates today to discuss your disability case.