Should You Change Your Disability Attorney?
If you've hired an Atlanta Social Security disability lawyer to represent you, you can let him or her go at any time throughout the disability claims process. There are several reasons why you might want to terminate your attorney, but some factors may be out of your lawyer's control. For example, many claimants get angry because of delays, but most delays in Social Security disability cases are not the lawyers' fault. Disability cases generally take a long time to process because state disability determination agencies are understaffed and overworked. Another common reason why people want to fire their Atlanta Social Security disability lawyers is that they feel like their lawyer is unresponsive. “My lawyer won't return my calls” is the most common complaint I hear from people dissatisfied with their current representation. In my practice, I make it a point to have my clients speak with me or my paralegal every time they call my office. How to Terminate Your Lawyer If you want to fire your Atlanta Social Security disability lawyer, call him and send him a letter, letting him know that you no longer want him to represent you. Your attorney then has to send a letter of withdrawal to the Social Security Administration (SSA) to inform them that he'll be withdrawing from your case. If the SSA doesn't receive a letter of withdrawal and you hire a new lawyer to represent you, they may leave both lawyers' information on your claim. Better to Pick the Right Attorney the First Time It is far less complicated to choose an Atlanta Social Security disability lawyer carefully in the beginning, so you start and finish the claims process with the same lawyer. However, firing your Social Security disability attorney may become a necessity if your case isn't receiving the attention it deserves. Looking for a Qualified Atlanta Social Security Disability Lawyer? Louis B. Lusk is an Atlanta Social Security disability lawyer with a proven track record of winning disability claims. To set up a free consultation with Louis B. Lusk, please call 800.883.7043 or fill out our online contact form.