My Disability Benefits Were Denied: Could It Be a Mistake?

If your application for disability benefits was denied, there’s a good chance you might still be entitled to benefits. Contract doctors are paid a flat rate for reviewing disability applications, which means the faster they work the more money in their pockets. This incentivizes physicians to work as quickly as possible to review applications. 
Last year, one Tennessee doctor reviewed an average of one case every 12 minutes and earned over $400,000 solely from reviewing, and primarily denying, disability applications. If you were denied benefits, there’s a good chance that the physician who looked at your application made a mistake.
Currently, more than one million Americans who have been denied disability benefits are waiting for an appeals hearing. A wrongful denial for a Medicaid applicant typically results in either spiraling medical expenses if you continue to get treatment or a lack of medical care if you choose to avoid the healthcare system altogether.

Tennessee has one of the highest denial rates for disability applicants in the nation. With the pressure on doctors to review applications as quickly as possible, mistakes are bound to happen. 

What Should I Do Next?

While the system can seem overwhelming and unfair, the good news is that an experienced attorney can help you get the benefits you are owed. Put our experience to work for you. Let us help you get the benefits you’re entitled to. 

If you or a loved one has been denied disability benefits, contact The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto today by calling 865-691-2777 or visit our website at

Why People Don’t Hire A Lawyer

When-Do-You-Need-A-LawyerIt’s 2016 and we have the world at our fingertips.  According to comScore, an estimated 187 million Americans now own a smart phone, which represents approximately 77% of the population.  Wi-fi is readily available at seemingly every turn and you can use Google to find information on virtually any topic.

When someone has been injured in a car accident, they often look to the internet for answers.  Many people wonder what their next step should be or how to pick up the pieces after an injury.  There are even a fair number of websites and ebooks that offer information on handling your own personal injury case, all without consulting an attorney.

While taking a “DIY” approach to your next home improvement project may be a good idea, attempting to coordinate the details of your car accident can not only be challenging, it can be costly.  Personal injury cases are often complex and individuals quickly discover that dealing with insurance companies can be exhausting and unpleasant.

Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals that 2.3 million car accidents resulting in injuries occur every year.  Since accidents rarely affect just one person, it’s important to consider everyone who is impacted by your accident: you, your family and your employer, for instance.  The simple fact is that every injury case is unique and most require the advice of a competent, responsive attorney, so that life can return to normal as quickly as possible.

Despite this, there are a significant number of individuals who don’t seek the advice of an attorney after an accident.  Why is this?  It all comes down to three main concerns, which we call “The 3 C’s.”

The 3 C’s:

1. Cost

Concern: “I don’t have the money to hire an attorney.”

Reality: We don’t get paid unless you do.  Fees for car accident cases are contingency based. That means you do not need any money up front for The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto to start working for you. We understand that dealing with the aftermath of an accident can be very difficult.  When you’ve been out of work and hospital bills are piling up, the thought of another expense is overwhelming.  But if you’ve been injured, you need the guidance of a knowledgeable attorney who will fight for you.  With more than 40 years of experience and over $45 million recovered for our clients, we are happy to discuss your case and answer any questions you have.  You can even try us risk free for 30 days when you take advantage of our Serious Lawyer Guarantee.

2. Communication

Concern: “Will I be able to reach my attorney when I have a question?”

Reality:  We are here for you.  The physical and emotional toll of a serious accident can be significant.  We understand what you are going through, and we strive to provide responsive and attentive service to all of our clients.  When you hire us, we get to work immediately by assigning a Client Relationship Specialist to your case.  Your CRS will provide regular updates and answer any questions you have along the way.

3. Customer Service
: “I’ve already been through a lot with my accident, will I have a good experience with my attorney?”

Reality: We all want to be treated well and we expect a lot from those we trust to provide services for us. At The Lawyers of Brown and Roberto, we believe that should be true for your lawyer as well. To help guide our efforts on behalf of our clients, we have created our Serious Lawyer Bill of Rights for our clients.

As our client:
You have the right to get the most money for your case as quickly as possible.
You have the right to only pay us when we get money for you.
You have the right to competent aggressive representation aimed at achieving your goals for your case.
You have the right to have your questions answered promptly and to have regular updates on our progress with your case.
You have the right to exceptional service and for our service to exceed your expectations.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible experience and the fastest recoveries available under Tennessee law.

What Our Clients Are Saying:
Jeff and Charlotte put us to work for them, here’s what they have to say:

We never charge a fee for your initial consultation about your injury. We are happy to discuss your case with you, to answer your questions and advise you on your best course of action. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. Call (865) 691-2777 or use our convenient ONLINE FORM.