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Last month the Herndon Law firm of ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. tried two DC Social Security Disability cases in the same morning. And, in a remarkable turn, "Fully Favorable" decisions were received in both spinal cord injury cases within 21 days. Normally the Administrative Law Judge’s written opinions takes a lot longer to be dictated, typed, edited and finally mailed to the disabled worker. However, Doug Landau was fortunate to get these two Federal disability benefits decisions very quickly, which enabled him to share the good news with the claimants and their families. In both cases, special medical and vocational evidence was secured well in advance of the Court date. Furthermore, both the claimants, their families and their witnesses were prepared for the questions and the Federal Government’s disability procedures. Lastly, the official Social Security file and exhibits were reviewed electronically to make sure that all of the evidence filed by Mr. Landau had actually been received and correctly labeled by the Administration staff. With this kind of preparation, the disabled worker has a fighting chance to prevail.

Before you, your family and your witnesses go to Court for a Social Security Disability Hearing, make sure that you have reviewed the official file and exhibits, especially those that will be used against you. It is best to prepare objections or supporting evidence well before the day of the Hearing so that the Social Security staff and Judge can review it without the time constraints of a busy docket and a full waiting room. Maker sure that the important records and opinions in your case have actually made it into your file. And get experienced legal help before an "unfavorable opinion" is issued, because an appeal to the United States Federal Court is difficult, time consuming and expensive.

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