A Charlotte Disability Attorney Discusses the Attorney’s Role in a Disability Hearing

If you would like to discuss your claim with a Charlotte disability attorney, contact Bridgman Law Offices at (704) 815-6055 to request a free consultation.

Hearing

Closing Argument

Your Charlotte disability attorney may decide to present closing arguments either at the hearing itself or in writing. However, your attorney is aware that closing arguments are typically unnecessary in cases that have been well prepared and developed. If the medical evidence regarding your impairment and your testimony have been competently prepared and presented, there may be no need for a closing argument.

Receiving a Decision

Unfortunately, there is nothing your Charlotte disability attorney can do to decrease the amount of time it takes for the judge to render a decision. Individual judges vary greatly in the speed with which they decide claims. Some judges are quite slow; others issue bench decisions right at the hearing with the written summary of the decision typically mailed within a week. With slower judges you should not expect a decision before a month or two, or even longer. Whenever the decision is made, you will receive written documentation in the mail with a copy sent to your Charlotte disability lawyer.

Waiting for the decision in your case is nerve-wracking, but there is usually no other recourse than to wait. If three months go by and you have still not received a decision, your file may have been displaced. Contact your Charlotte disability attorney, who will investigate the status of your claim.

Retaining an Experienced Disability Lawyer

If you would like to discuss your claim with a competent and knowledgeable Charlotte disability attorney, please contact the law firm of Bridgman Law Offices at (704) 815-6055 to request a free consultation.