Social Security Disability

I founded Daniel Sagiv Law Group after having advocated for hundreds of people injured in car accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, and other traumatic accidents. I represent surgeons, doctors, chiropractors, and MRI/diagnostic imaging facilities in PIP lawsuits that were either denied payment, or underpaid by insurance companies, in PIP (personal injury protection) lawsuits. Through strategic negotiation and litigation, I work tirelessly to secure for my clients the largest settlements possible.

I am passionate about helping people who have been injured, and about fighting for those who have been treated wrongfully by insurance companies. I strive to promote an understanding of the legal process, and continuously communicate with my clients by making myself, or my staff, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Prior to founding Daniel Sagiv Law Group, I practiced at a boutique law firm in south Florida, where I served as head of the Personal Injury Department. I graduated with honors from The University of Miami and from Florida International University School of Law, where I earned the distinction of being a member of Law Review and The Board of Advocates (Moot Court). I was also a recipient of the Florida Bar’s “Outstanding Local Government Award.” In addition, I am an NBPA certified sports agent for The National Basketball Association.

I have been admitted to practice law in both Florida and New Jersey. I am a member of the Florida Justice Association, the Broward County Bar Association, and the Palm Beach County Bar Association as a Personal Injury Committee Member.

If you would like to see how we can be of help, contact us directly at 561-569-1387 for a free case evaluation.

Coverage

Many first-time applicants for Social Security Disability are initially denied benefits. Applying for and obtaining Social Security Disability benefits often requires the help of a skilled lawyer, who can advocate on your behalf.

Daniel Sagiv Law Group can help you avoid a delay, or a denial, in receiving Social Security benefits to which you may be entitled:
  • We will prepare and organize the countless personal documents, financial records, medical records, work history, military history, and other personal information necessary to present to the Social Security Administration.
  • We will ensure that everything possible is done in order to maximize your chances of being approved for all benefits you are seeking.
  • Once your disability claim is approved, we will analyze the approval, as well as the calculations made by the Social Security Administration to determine whether benefits were correctly calculated.
  • In the event that benefits are denied or miscalculated, we will file an appeal on your behalf.
Types of Social Security Disability benefits that you may be eligible for include:
  • Disability Insurance Benefits- for individuals who have been recently employed, but are unable to continue working due to an injury sustained while at work. Benefits are based on an applicant’s work and earnings history. The spouse and dependents of the applicant may also be entitled to benefits, depending upon whether the applicant qualifies for SSDI benefits.
  • Disabled Child Benefits
  • Disabled Widow or Widower Benefits- These benefits are available to a surviving spouse over the age of 50, who develops a disability within seven years of the death of a spouse. To be eligible for this benefit, they must have been married for at least 10 years before the death of the first spouse.
An applicant that is denied benefits has 60 days after receipt of a denial notice to file an appeal with the Social Security Administration. The specific steps in filing an appeal include the following:
  • Reconsideration- Our attorneys will file a reconsideration hearing, which will ensure that the application for benefits will be resubmitted and reviewed again.
  • If the claim is again denied or delayed, we will file to request a hearing with an administrative law judge.
  • If the hearing with the administrative law judge is denied or fails to properly address the issues, we may be able to again file an appeal with the Social Security Appeals Council, which is at the Council’s sole discretion.
  • Finally, we would file an appeal in Federal District Court if your benefits are denied by the administrative law judge, or the Social Security Appeals Council refuses to hear the case.
Why are Social Security Disability Applications Denied?
  • The existence of prior convictions, instances where the applicant's condition manifested during the commission of a felony crime, a disability that arose or worsened in jail, or if the applicant violates probation/parole.
  • Failure of the applicant to cooperate with the SSA by not submitting applicant's treating doctor's medical records to the SSA, or by not attending appointments scheduled by the SSA for an examination by one of their doctors.
  • An applicant commits fraud or lies in order to obtain certain benefits.