Will hiring a lawyer speed up my veterans disability case?
Many cases are denied because claimants don’t know the legal standards or the evidence needed to win. This can cause ongoing delays in obtaining and sending in information. An experienced VA disability lawyer cannot speed up the appeal process itself but can help prevent unnecessary delay by doing a number of things including sending in documents to the right people at the right time, responding quickly to requests for information, and gathering information as quickly as possible. If very extreme cases of inaction by the VA a lawyer can file a Petition with the Court of Veterans Appeals to request action by the Court.