Veteran Disability Attorney in Gainesville

104 N. Main Street, Suite 500
Gainesville, FL 32601
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Gainesville, FL Veterans Benefits Lawyers

As a veteran, you put your life on the line in the service of your country and have made enormous sacrifices. You may be entitled to veterans benefits after you leave the service, but this can be a very complicated process to pursue, and many veterans find themselves completely overwhelmed and even defeated after the first time their benefits claim is denied. 

The truth is that the vast majority of first-time veterans benefits applications will be denied right out of the gate, and it can be difficult to figure out what, if anything, you could have done to increase your chances of getting approved the first time around. You may have already found it overwhelming and frustrating to submit the information in the first round of application, and you may feel like you cannot handle pursuing additional action in the form of an appeal. 

This is where Gainesville, FL veterans benefits lawyers can greatly help you and your situation. If you are entitled to veterans benefits, you need someone who understands the inner workings of the agency involved and who can help you prepare comprehensive materials to get the compensation you are owed. The journey is very frustrating and anxiety-ridden for the vast majority of veterans—even those who have very strong claims. Finding Gainesville, FL veterans benefits lawyers can make it much easier to navigate this legal process and give you the right support. It is up to you to identify Gainesville, FL veterans benefits lawyers as soon as possible after you have received your notification of a denial. Gathering this evidence and presenting it to an attorney can really assist you to understand the best ways to move forward.

Different Kinds of Veterans Benefits Services Lawyers Can Help You With

Veterans face a variety of changes and circumstances in their life based on the specifics of their type of service. They can deal with a broad range of many different legal issues that they may require help with after leaving the service. A lawyer needs to be properly accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs before handling any aspect of a benefits claim. This makes it crucial to do the right research and to identify a Gainesville, FL veterans benefits lawyer who understands the lay of the land and who has helped other veterans successfully recover their benefits. 

Morgan & Morgan has the qualifications, experience, and track record required to present and appeal your VA disability claim. These claims can involve issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, TBIs, total disability claims, psychiatric conditions, Gulf War conditions, and even illnesses associated with Agent Orange. Even when you believe the evidence to be clear, it can be very difficult to make a compelling case in front of the VA. However, it is also extremely important for you to be able to make a case to the VA so that you can recover compensation.

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  • What Can a Lawyer Really Do?

    Our Gainesville, FL veterans benefits lawyers recognize that each disability claim is unique. This is why every case begins with a thorough evaluation of what you have submitted so far, and we provide you with personalized attention so that you'll know the stage of your case at any point in time. Unfortunately, the VA can underestimate the severity of a veteran's disability, potentially assigning a disability rating far too low for the consequences they suffer. This leads to reduced benefits and even altogether denial. If the VA refuses to pay you your full benefits, whether as a result of things like claims over whether or not it's connected to your military service or due to a dispute over the severity of the condition, you want the Gainesville, FL veterans benefits lawyers of Morgan & Morgan at your side to fight on your behalf. You need someone to aggressively represent your interests and to gather all the necessary evidence to make your claim. 

    A VA-certified veteran's disability lawyer will be someone who has been through this situation before and know some of the common pitfalls and obstacles that veterans face when attempting to get benefits that veteran is entitled to. With knowledge and access to resources, such as independent medical exams and vocational experts, we will engage the team necessary to make a comprehensive claim on your behalf. There is a lot at stake with the potential approval of veterans disability benefits and you need Gainesville, FL veterans benefits lawyers who take your case seriously and are willing to give your case the necessary attention that it requires. The process for veterans claims was designed to be veterans friendly. 

    However, it has become very overwhelming and difficult to get the right disability rating assigned to your case. You do not have to navigate this situation on your own and it is strongly recommended that you find Gainesville, FL veterans benefits lawyers who will sit down with you and explain to you the typical process of your case. Veterans can experience so many different types of disabilities that may affect their possibility to function in their daily lives and their ability to find work after leaving military service. Assigning a disability rating that doesn't accurately reflect the condition's severity or denying your VA claim altogether can be very challenging for a veteran who is already consumed with all of the changes this has made in their life. However, finding an attorney who has been in this situation before makes it that much easier to navigate this situation and provide you with the right support. A lawyer will review the specifics of your case and help you understand the best potential you have for gathering evidence to submit your appeal. Making a mistake in the initial application or appeal process can add a great deal of time to your ability to get approved. You have a lot at stake in getting these veterans disability benefits sooner rather than later, so you should always discuss these concerns at the outset of your case with your Gainesville, FL veterans disability lawyer. 

  • What if I Have to Appeal? 

    Remember that when you open an appeal claim, it is already the case that they have allegedly reviewed all of your materials. Simply resubmitting the same information is not going to help your case to assist you with getting your disability benefits approved. Instead, you need to step back and work with an experienced legal team to review some of the reasons why your case might not have been approved. It is certainly possible that the individual reviewing your situation did not fully understand the impact of your condition. Perhaps they underestimated the many ways that this condition has affected your life, we're arguing that you had this condition prior to the service or developed it completely unrelated to your time spent in the military. In all of these complex situations, you need a legal team who can assist you with preparing a strong appeal case. 

    One of the worst things you can do if you need to appeal is to take no action at all. While it can feel overwhelming to take this topic on, you need to take action quickly. Ignoring the situation will not make it better, and in fact, it can make it much worse. You need a lawyer who knows the lay of the land and someone who will begin researching your claim right away. While it might take your lawyer a bit of time to review your case and what was already submitted to the VA with your disability claim, your lawyer will then come back to you with a plan for how you'll respond at the level of appeal. This is very important for protecting your overall case and clarifying what you really need to know. You can avoid submitting the same information all over again and instead submit details about why the original review of your case was incorrect, putting you back on the path to getting the benefits you deserve and need. 

  • What Should I Bring to My Lawyer?

    In the best-case scenario, you probably kept a copy of all the material submitted to the VA when you initiated your claim. You should bring this along with any communication you have received from the agency since the meeting original claim. You are VA disability benefits lawyer will review all of these details to help you determine the best way to proceed. Your lawyer may also be able to explain to you why they claim was denied and whether or not you have a likely chance of succeeding in the appeals level. There many different factors that go into a disability benefits appeal, which is why it is so important to retain an attorney who has handled situations like this before. You want an experienced and talented attorney to make the claim that you are entitled to benefits. 

    Contact the dedicated and talented team at Morgan & Morgan today to get a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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