Professional Advice - Bemis Roach and Reed Legal
Every year, millions of people become either injured as a result of the negligence of others or disabled and are entitled to either Social Security Disability Benefits or Long Term Disability Insurance Benefits. Unfortunately, many obstacles are often placed in front of these people to limit their recovery or to prevent them from recovering at all. Bemis, Roach &Reed was formed in order to assist those with such difficulties in overcoming these obstacles.
Although we offer free consultations to those persons facing problems within our practice areas, we thought we could assist KEYE-TV viewers by giving them some insight into some of the issues related to Social Security Disability claims, Long Term Disability Insurance claims and personal injury claims, along with insight into hiring an attorney in such matters.
Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI or SSI) are difficult to obtain. There are deadlines for filing,endless paperwork to complete, and complicated guidelines for determining whether or not you will be eligible. A qualified Texas attorney with specialized knowledge in Social Security Disability law is far more likely to obtain the maximum benefits than a lawyer without the same experience. It is even more important to have successful litigation attorneys on your side if you have been denied disability benefits.
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, also known as ERISA, is the federal law which governs the majority of Long Term Disability (LTD) insurance policies in this country. Individuals who have experienced a disabling illness or personal injury often find that their future ability to provide for their families depends on navigating the complexities of federal law. It has become a common trend for long term disability insurance carriers to deny valid disability benefits claims either initially or after paying for a year or two. Once you receive a denial letter, it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
At Bemis, Roach & Reed, your initial consultation is free. The best way to determine your rights and to assure that your claim is handled properly is to consult an attorney who is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law. Bemis, Roach & Reed will provide prospective clients with a free consultation either over the phone or in the office, depending on the clients desire. Our firm will also send a lawyer to meet with a prospective client who, because of serious injury, is unable to travel. Consulting with an attorney enables the prospective client to make an informed decision as to whether they need an attorney to assist in their case. Whether a person should ultimately handle the case themselves or hire legal representation depends on a variety of factors.While the size of the persons claim is an important factor, it is not the controlling factor. We have found that, even in the smallest of cases, a person can be much better off with an attorney. Each case is different, as is each client.
However, if we believe that a prospective client would be better off trying to resolve their case on their own, then we will make this recommendation and advise them of some of the issues they will face. We have found that these prospective clients appreciate the advice and have been an important referral source for our firm.