The majority of disability claimants do not hire San Diego disability attorneys when preparing their initial applications for Social Security disability benefits. Even though more than two-thirds of all initial disability applications are denied, it generally does not make a difference whether the claimant hired an attorney to help him prepare his application. The reason is that the Social Security Administration (SSA) automatically denies the majority of applications, unless there is overwhelming evidence of a severe disability.
However, this does not mean that you cannot benefit from the help of an attorney in preparing your initial application. Claimants that are inexperienced or do not have the capabilities and resources in preparing their initial applications are advised to hire an attorney.