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Bimmer9112  
#1 Posted : Saturday, July 14, 2018 2:44:05 AM(UTC)
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Hey everyone! I know this is slightly off topic, but I figured it might be related. Does anyone have suggestions for good Social Security Disability Attornies? I have an SSDI Hearing on August 27 and needless to say, I want to win. I fired the Victory Disability jokers I had representing me, but I think I really need to go in there with a good lawyer supporting me. Thanks in advance!
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#2 Posted : Sunday, July 15, 2018 4:17:36 PM(UTC)
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Why did you fire your attorney?
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#3 Posted : Monday, July 16, 2018 9:46:37 AM(UTC)
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Failure to communicate with me.
Failure to prepare me for hearing.
Failure to prepare for the hearing.

Basically, all they did was forward whatever I sent them to the SSDI Hearing folks. They twice waited until less than a week prior to the scheduled hearing to assign Counsel. They were never able to discuss the particulars of my case or what further documentation might help my case because they ‘“weren’t familiar enough” with my particular case. They always acted annoyed when I asked for status updates or anything related to my case. As someone with PTSD, dealing with Victory Disability drove me to the brink of suicide on several occasions.
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#4 Posted : Monday, July 16, 2018 12:59:29 PM(UTC)
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Greetings,

I have to say that I am not a big fan of using lawyers in these cases. Especially national lawyers. If what I have read is true, Victory Disability contracts a lawyer in your area to represent you and that seems to be a hiccup in some of the online reviews. Even read a review where the contract lawyer was late for the hearing, the judge ordered he not be paid, but Victory still did get paid. Nobody has as much enthusiasm for your claim as you do and paying someone that makes you do all the legwork is just low yield for me. Just an observation of a common theme I have noticed in claims where folks use lawyers. Last minute, no communication, and you doing the legwork and they get 25% or $6000??? Sigh...

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#5 Posted : Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:09:36 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Bimmer9112 Go to Quoted Post
Failure to communicate with me.
Failure to prepare me for hearing.
Failure to prepare for the hearing.

Basically, all they did was forward whatever I sent them to the SSDI Hearing folks. They twice waited until less than a week prior to the scheduled hearing to assign Counsel. They were never able to discuss the particulars of my case or what further documentation might help my case because they ‘“weren’t familiar enough” with my particular case. They always acted annoyed when I asked for status updates or anything related to my case. As someone with PTSD, dealing with Victory Disability drove me to the brink of suicide on several occasions.


Please visit a professional such as a doctor or therapist. The term "drove me to the brink of suicide" is of concern. The forum is a public forum not intended for assistance with individuals on the brink of suicide.
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