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Why Won't You Take My Social Security Disability Case?

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Apr 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Often, when people call for my assistance, I cannot take on their cases.  The reasons for this can vary.  Most commonly, though, it is simply the type of claim that I am not accepting when the person calls.  For example, I am not taking on mental health cases at the present time. 

Not Passing Judgment

The important thing to remember if I  do not take your case is that I am not passing judgment on the merits of your claim.  Callers will generally tell me a compelling story about their medical issues.  For most of these callers, they have good cases and many Social Security disability lawyers would be glad to assist them. 

When I turn down a case, I make a point of explaining that my decision does not mean that the claimant should give up. I usually encourage these people to call other local lawyers. Even though I do this, I still worry that I am discouraging people from pursuing a winnable case when I say no. 

It's Hard To Keep Trying, But You Need To

Never Give Up

I recognize that a lot of people are intimidated when it comes to calling a lawyer for help.  When that lawyer then does not their cases, some of the people are going to give up.  That would be a mistake.

When you reach out for assistance with your Social Security disability claim, keep in mind that not all lawyers take on all types of cases. If a lawyer declines to take your case, she is likely doing you a favor.  As I tell people whom I cannot assist, you don't want to hire a lawyer who starts out not fully committed to winning your case.

Lawyer Right Awaits

If you call me or another lawyer who does not seem interested, keep calling.  The right lawyer is out there, waiting for your call.  I

It's Going To Take Time. . .

have taken on claimants that other lawyers have rejected and won those cases. I am certain local lawyers have done very well with the cases I was not interested in.

The cliche tells us that persistence is a virtue. That is nowhere truer than when you need legal help with your Social Security disability claim.

 As always, I welcome your questions and comments. 

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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