Titusville Law Office
Clients can meet with all of our attorneys at our satellite office in Titusville. We practice in virtually all areas of the law out of this location. Bogin, Munns & Munns has a qualified lawyer for practically any legal matter. Examples include social security disability, workers compensation, or a boat accident. Many other law firms can initially assist a client but not all firms can handle all legal matters for their clients. We are happy to dive into any of your legal issues and offer top notch representation.
Please contact us if you require assistance with real estate, SSDI, workplace injuries, wrongful death, a motorcycle accident, or any other legal issue.
We are conveniently located on S. Washington Avenue, at the east end of Roosevelt St. We are close to Riverview Terrace and Bouianvillea Park. Please click on the “Driving Directions” link on this page for specific directions from your location.
Frequently Asked Questions
The most important thing is not to get discouraged. It is very common to get denied the first time applying for Social Security disability benefits. If an attorney has not already been obtained for the initial application process, it is strongly recommended that one at least be consulted at this point. An attorney will assist the applicant in filing a “Request for Reconsideration.” This request must be filed within 60 days date of the original denial letter. Not filing within that time period will likely result in the applicant having to start over from the beginning, and could result in lost benefits (not to mention lost time and effort). Because time is a factor, it is important to request reconsideration right away.
The second most important thing is to still not get discouraged if you are denied a second time. Less than one-third of people who are denied disability the first time apply for reconsideration. Roughly one-fourth of the people who apply a second time are actually approved. It is not uncommon for applicants to have to continue the appeals process to the 8th Circuit Appellate Courts or Federal Court. While going through appeals, applicants should still remain in contact with their doctors and follow medical instructions as not to damage their case.
Both types of benefits are for people who suffer from a disability and are no longer able to work. The difference is determined by whether a person has worked long enough to pay into the Social Security system in order to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (known as DIB for short). If the person has worked long enough to pay a minimum amount in taxes based on the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA), they will be eligible to qualify for DIB. An important note here is that even if a person qualifies for eligibility, their claim may still be denied by the government. For people who have not paid the sufficient amount into the Social Security system for them to qualify for eligibility, there is the option of Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In this case, a persons income status and other resources available to them will be reviewed by the government to determine if the person is qualified to receive SSI benefits.
Many personal injury attorneys are paid on what is called a contingency fee basis. Essentially, the attorney only gets paid if a recovery is made in the case. If a recovery is made, the attorney is paid a percentage of the recovery to cover fees and expenses. The attorney begins the case without receiving any payment and even puts forth money to cover expenses necessary to see the case through. For anyone worried about the entirety of their recovery going to cover the attorneys fees, fear not. The Florida Bar sets a limit to the amount personal injury attorneys can charge for their contingency fees. If there is no lawsuit filed, then the fee is limited to 33.3% of the recovery if the case is valued under $1,000,000. If the defendant responds to the plaintiffs complaint by filing an answer, the cap is raised to 40%, with the possibility of another 5% if the case ends up going to appeal. Of course, these general rules can change based on the specifics of each individual case.
What our clients are saying
I want to thank, Brigitta Hawkins, she was my lawyer in my son's case and she was nice and understanding in everything. She makes you feel like everything will be alright and she is really there for her clients. I also want to thank Elizabeth Quinn and for everything, she has done through the whole process. You both are awesome. If you have them on your side, you can not go wrong. 10 stars if I couldI. Perez**Review was posted on Google**
Brigitta Hawkins and Elizabeth Quinn are awesome. Very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to help my daughter win her Social Security case. Highly recommended to everyone.K. Krutki**Review was posted on Google**
My experience with Britta Hawkins, Esq has been a memorable one. I was drawn to her professionalism, kind voice and genuine concern for a situation with my son. At first she informed me that this type of case was not her specialty but she would help if I could not find someone else I felt comfortable with. I phoned her back and after speaking to a few other lawyers and asked for her help. She graciously took charge and followed through to a reasonable outcome to our issue. Although this took months to resolve she stayed in close contact and led us through the legal process. Her true concern and honesty helped make this negative action a positive outcome. She made me feel like I was working with a trusted friend. I feel truly blessed to have had this opportunity to work with Britta.D. Lee**Review was posted on Google**
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