Over 1 million Americans are on a backlog waiting for a hearing to see if they qualify for Social Security Disability or not. There is an extremely long wait time for someone who has worked their whole life and becomes seriously injured or sick. The average wait time is currently 602 days for over 1 million people. Currently, 10.5 million people receive Social Security Disability benefits. Most applications are usually initially rejected, but most people who then complete the appeals process will win their case and receive benefits. With the current backlog standing at 1.1 million it can be extremely difficult to get a hearing before a judge.
However, there are ways you can help your SSD case. One major advantage is having an attorney represent your SSD application. You can have an attorney represent you from beginning to end. We prefer to do it at the beginning because we can help get the records to Social Security and get the forms to the doctors and prepare your file with the documentation that the Social Security Administration needs in order to award you benefits.
We will take cases at initial, reconsideration or hearing level, but we would prefer to handle your case from the beginning. It does not cost the client any more or less to get an attorney on or at the beginning of a case than it does at the end, so with all the forms and all the hoops that you have to go through, it is in your best interest to have an attorney from the beginning.
All Female Legal Team
Christine Franco and her experienced personal injury team have been practicing law in Tampa, Florida since 1997. Franco Law Group represents only the injured and disabled. Our firm consists of personal injury lawyers, case managers, paralegals, and assistants that are all committed to managing your case efficiently and to protecting your legal rights. Christine Franco, Esq. has been practicing law ever since she received her J.D. from Stetson College of Law in 1995. Megan Williams, a social security attorney at our firm, received her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law.
This law firm is extremely professional and diligent. When you walk thru their office, you can sense how hard working and dedicated the staff members are. Franco Law Group represents a nice balance between a solo lawyer and working with a mega law firm where you are just a case number. I would definitely use or recommend Franco Law Group for personal injury legal services in Florida.
Christine Franco and her amazing law firm have handled two personal injury cases and represented me for Social Security disability. Becoming disabled at the age of 24 is not something that's on everyone's list to do. Through these very difficult times I was very blessed to have had this amazing team with me every step of the way. They won all three of my cases. I love how they run and honest office with integrity. They tell you the truth and not what they think you want to hear. I have never met a more humble and sweet attorney. But don't let that fool you she definitely knows what she's doing and she gets things done and is not afraid to take your case to trial if you are entitled to more than what you have been offered. Most attorneys I have met will try to settle at the first offer. I told Christine I trust her 100% because I have seen how she treats everyone with the same respect and honesty so I took her advice with all my cases and I am very happy with the outcome. I have also referred my family and best friends to her because I wouldn't want anyone else representing them. You will be very happy going to The Franco Law Group.
I highly recommend Franco Law Group. If you are looking for a professional friendly knowledgeable law group, Franco is it. Megan Williams is a great attorney with great communication skills and very detail-driven.