Dianna Cannon, J.D. – Social Security Disability Attorney – Featured in Attorney at Law Magazine 2018
DIANNA CANNON, SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY ATTORNEY
Featured in Attorney at Law Magazine, Dianna Cannon has been practicing Social Security Disability Law for more than 25 years. “I help people get their Social Security Disability benefits,” she explains. “I handle Veteran’s Disability cases and Black Lung Disability claims as well. But mostly, I handle Social Security Disability cases.”
“We win benefits for people who have cancer or Multiple Sclerosis and then they are able to continue to support their families. It’s usually people who have worked their entire lives and who are entitled to the benefits, and for some reason the government is denying those benefits. We love to fight for them.” Here you can read the Attorney at Law Magazine article and learn about Dianna Cannon, attorney, and her firm, Cannon Disability Law. Or, to become a client at Cannon Disability Law, contact us.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN AN SSD ATTORNEY
Most people ask their friends for a referral when they are looking to hire an attorney. While that is not a bad idea, there are a variety of things to keep in mind. For example, first you should find an attorney that you get along with. Likewise, make sure that support team at the attorney’s office is responsive and kind. You will be dealing with the attorney and support staff for many years, so it is always best to enjoy their company.
Second, you should look for a representative who has experience in disability law. For example, she states, “An important thing to ask about, when hiring an attorney, is their success rate. If they have a high success rate, then they have the experience to win your case. Not every lawyer has years of disability legal experience.”
Experience is crucial in court. Likewise, your attorney should know the facts the judge is looking for to grant the case. Because of our extensive experience and hard work, we win the majority of our cases. Not many firms have such a high win rate over thirty years.
SSD ATTORNEYS WORK ON A CONTINGENCY FEE BASIS
If you worry about the cost of hiring our firm, don’t. We work on a contingency basis. This means that we only charge an attorney fee if we win your disability case. If we do not win your case, you will not owe any attorney fee. You will still have to pay the costs of your claim. You must pay the costs if you win or lose your case. However, as noted above, we do what we can to make sure your costs are low.
SSD attorney fees are set by law at 25% of your back benefit, with a “cap” or limit of $6000, whichever is less. This means that even if we win your case at a hearing, then we cannot charge more than $6000 in attorney fees. Normally, our fee is less than the $6000 cap. For example, if your back benefit is $10,000, our attorney fee would be $2500, which is 25% of your back benefit. If we win your case, then you pay whatever fee is less. For example, if you won $100,000 in back benefits, 25% of the back benefit would be $25,000. However, you would not pay $25,000, you would pay the cap of $6000. If that doesn’t make sense, call our office and we will explain it.
DIANNA CANNON, ATTORNEY WITH EXPERIENCE
Cannon Disability Law has been in business for 30 years. Combined, our representatives have over 60 years of legal experience representing Social Security and Supplemental Security income cases. We have won over 20,000 disability claims. Additionally, we have won over $100 million in back benefits and ongoing monthly benefits for our clients.
Many people think that hiring an attorney can make the claims process go faster. It does not. In fact, your attorney does not control how long it takes for the SSA to make a decision. We do our best to control the things we can control, like collecting medical records for your case. It is our job to prove your disability prevents you from working. Hire a disability attorney with the experience to get the job done. Contact Cannon Disability today.