Just over the George Washington Bridge from New York City, the borough of Fort Lee served as an important military location during the Revolutionary War and is named for General Charles Lee, who aided in the defense of New York City during the war. More than a century later, Fort Lee became “the Birthplace of the Motion Picture Industry,” serving as the backdrop for several early American films such as Thomas Edison’s Rescued from an Eagle’s Nest, the first Marx Brothers’ movie, Humor Risk, and a number of westerns. Today the 2.5 square mile area perched atop the Hudson Palisades is home to more than 32,000 people. Notable former and current residents include comedian and actor Buddy Hackett, Cuban singer Celia Cruz and Dr. Joyce Brothers.

The New Jersey disability attorneys at Hermann Law Group LLP represent clients in Fort Lee and throughout New Jersey in claims for Social Security disability benefits. We have more than 50 years of combined experience focusing exclusively on disability cases and have represented thousands of claimants. Our mission is to deliver outstanding personalized and caring legal services for disabled individuals, and we are dedicated to pursuing claims quickly and vigorously.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability benefits to persons who are unable to work for one year or more due to a physical or mental impairment or combination thereof. The Social Security disability benefits claims process, however, is long and often complicated. Nearly 65 percent of claims filed nationwide are initially rejected, including many that have merit. While the success rate is higher in New Jersey than most states, a person who is eligible for benefits often must appeal the SSA’s initial decision in order to actually obtain them. This typically includes a full-blown hearing before an SSA Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).

At Hermann Law Group, we’re not just attorneys; we are skilled litigators. As such we’re successful in well over 90 percent of the claims we handle each year. Our experienced local disability attorneys understand not only the Social Security disability claim process, but what local offices and ALJs are looking for in reviewing claims and how to present a claim in the most convincing and compelling manner. We handle cases from start to finish, electronically filing a client’s initial benefits application, including all forms, and representing the client in any and all appeals, including before an ALJ or federal court. We are so confident in our abilities that in Social Security Disability cases, we will not charge you a fee unless we win your case.

Our New Jersey office is conveniently located at 1 University Plaza Drive in Hackensack. To get there from Fort Lee, take Interstate 80 West to Exit 66/Hudson Street. Follow the exit ramp through a stop sign to the second light, which is River Street. Make a left onto River Street and continue for approximately two miles before making a right onto Temple Avenue. The building’s parking lot is on the left. Please call or contact us to set up an appointment.