Testify More Effectively About Your Limitations

Murfreesboro Social Security disability attorney A Social Security disability hearing is different from a regular court hearing. Erase everything you’ve ever learned or seen on television about hearings. A Murfreesboro Social Security disability attorney can give you the best advice for testifying in your particular case.

In court hearings, lawyers often warn their clients not to provide information that the opposing lawyer does not specifically request. In Social Security hearings, this rule falls by the wayside. Indeed, if you don’t volunteer information, you probably won’t give the judge all the information he or she needs to decide in your favor.

The judge will probably ask you questions like how far you can walk, how much you can lift, and how long you can stand. The best approach is to provide an honest and complete account of your abilities and limitations. Think about these questions before the hearing and prepare examples that make the plain facts come to life.

For example, if the judge asks you how far you can walk, don’t just say, “Three blocks.” Instead, give the judge some insight into your real experience. Explain with factual details such as the fact that you can’t walk more than three blocks without resting, that you tried walking just two blocks to the store for your pain medication and you felt severe pain shooting down your legs, that you limped to a bus stop to rest for 20 minutes, that you had to ask a neighbor to carry the medicine home for you, and that when you got home you had to lie on the couch with your feet up.

These details will paint a picture that a judge will find difficult to ignore. Call the experienced Murfreesboro Social Security disability attorneys at Parker, Toy & Associates PLLC  for advice about your Social Security disability claim.

Parker, Toy & Associates, PLLC 
Murfreesboro Tennessee Social Security disability lawyers
745 South Church Street, Suite 240
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130

Phone: 615-896-2727
Fax: 615-896-3121

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We accept Social Security disability cases at all stages. If you are thinking about applying, have had your application denied, or have had your Request for Reconsideration denied, please answer the questions below if you would like us to review your case.

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    • I, Velma, had the good sense to have Mr. Harold Parker represent me with my Social Security disability claim. Mr. Parker and his wonderful assistant, Mrs. Miracle, helped me to complete disability forms and questionnaires. They were both consistently kind... [Read More]

    • I want to thank you for your help in securing and helping me get Social Security Disability benefits.You and your staff especially Connie always answered our questions on the many confusing letters I received from the Social Security office. Dealing... [Read More]

      Marilyn F.
    • I was running out of strength when I found you and Connie.  You both saved my case!  Just getting through a day is hard for me.  My physical health is often unbearable. Your professionalism, sincerity, and kindness will never be forgotten. ... [Read More]

      Tammy P., client
    • I would recommend Harold Parker to anyone in need of an attorney. He is very competent, knowledgeable and friendly. His fee was reasonable and I was pleased with the outcome of my case. [Read More]

      Dwight S., Client
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