Once you have retained the services of an Ocala Social Security disability attorney, you and your attorney may discuss which potential witnesses would be best to testify in your case. Your Ocala Social Security disability lawyer may call the witnesses and ask about things that they have observed. Some of the other information that may be discussed includes the following:
An Ocala Social Security disability attorney might explain that a disability hearing is unlike a traditional court hearing. For instance, it is private and more informal than other types of hearings. The hearing may take place in a small conference room.
Your attorney may also describe the decision maker in this type of case. An administrative law judge serves as the neutral fact finder. He or she needs to learn about the claimant’s disability.
A topic that your attorney is sure to discuss with your witness is the testimony that he or she will deliver. Your attorney might give the witness instructions about how and when to testify. He or she may also discuss the particular facts and observations that he or she will likely discuss at the hearing. Your witness might also receive instructions about how to answer the judge’s questions. The nature of your relationship with the witness may also be discussed in order to form the basis for his or her testimony.
If you would like more information about the possibility of lay witnesses testifying at your hearing, contact our Ocala Social Security disability attorney at 352.304.5300.