It’s time. You’ve done the research. You’re tired of waiting. You’re ready to take the first step.
Our Client Services Specialist is waiting to review your claim and discuss how we can help achieve your goals. Call us at 212-297-0700, or complete our online form on this page.
Still not sure?
This is how it works
To retain Riemer & Associates, these are the steps you need to take:
Step 1: Complimentary Telephone Consultation
First, we'll discuss your situation by phone. This consultation is completely complimentary. This is our chance to get to know your concerns, answer your questions, and find out the details of your claim. To find out how we can help, we’ll ask questions about the nature of your disability, your current work status, your disability insurance coverage, and other pertinent details.
This consultation will be conducted by our knowledgeable and experienced Client Services Specialist, who is also a senior paralegal. Our Client Services Specialist will determine whether our firm can meet your needs and goals. If so, we will schedule a face-to-face meeting to move forward.
Step 2: Come Meet Us
The next step is to come to our office and meet with Scott M. Riemer, our Managing Attorney.
Your meeting with Mr. Riemer will last approximately one hour, but is not restricted by time. Of course, your spouse or significant other is welcome to attend and join our conversation. If you can’t get to our office, we’ll be happy to conduct the meeting by telephone or videoconference for your convenience.
During your meeting, Mr. Riemer will:
- Conduct an in-depth interview;
- Review your documents;
- Answer all your questions;
- Formulate a personalized plan to protect you;
- Explain the next steps; and
- Propose a fee structure to fit your needs.
The cost of this meeting is a flat fee of $500.
Step 3: Retainer Agreement
Our office will provide you with a retainer agreement after your consultation meeting with Mr. Riemer. The retainer agreement will detail the scope of our representation and fee structure.
We offer several different fee arrangements to meet your needs, including flat fees, contingency fees, or a combination of both. We can help you identify which fee arrangement is right for you.
Step 4: Your Team
You will be assigned a team consisting of a paralegal, an attorney and Mr. Riemer. Your paralegal will be specially trained to implement our proven strategy and answer any questions that you may have along the way. Your attorney will oversee the execution of your plan and provide legal assistance when necessary.
In addition to the normal ebbs and flows of your claim, the staff at Riemer & Associates meets on a weekly basis to discuss the progress of each claim. At the meeting, Mr. Riemer will make sure your claim is on the best possible course and decide whether any changes or client input are required. The meetings keep all claims on track and ensure every team member is familiar with the status of your claim.
Step 5: Plan Execution and Claim Filing
Your staff and attorney will seamlessly execute your plan and file the strongest claim possible.
- Handle all communications with the insurance company and your employer;
- Gather all necessary documents;
- Develop more supportive evidence;
- Provide guidance to your doctors;
- Help complete all forms;
- Avoid common disability claim traps;
- Document everything;
- Supervise all interviews that the insurance company may request with you.
Step 6: Access Your Secure Client Portal
As a client of Riemer & Associates, you will be assigned a personalized Client Portal. The Client Portal will give you 24/7 electronic access to review progress and documents on your case.
Still not sure?
We know what this is like.
You can’t remember your doctor’s exact words, but you’ll never forget how you felt when you heard them. Your throat clenched and your stomach dropped. In that moment, you knew everything would change – your career, family, home, retirement, and future.
Suddenly, everything was up in the air. All you want is to regain control, but it’s not that simple. You can’t just hire anyone to fix this. There’s too much at stake. This is your life on the line. Going out on disability is a monumental step – it’s literally everything.
How can you know whether you’re making the right decisions?
Going out on disability without knowing your rights and options easily can lead to disaster. Your entitlement to benefits easily can be forfeited if you don’t know what you’re doing. You need clear answers now, while you have the time to think and act rationally.
You shouldn’t have to go through this alone.
We’ve had the same philosophy since 1994. It’s simple:
No disabled person should ever have to deal with this alone.
You can’t possibly be expected to cope with so much uncertainty and stress. It’s too much for one person. The only way to regain control is by educating yourself and talking to someone who knows the ropes. That’s where we step in.
Using our time-tested and proven approach, we’ve successfully guided thousands of disabled professionals to safety and security. We’re here to answer your questions and address your concerns from start to finish.
We believe you should know your options and the potential consequences.
Education and empowerment have always been the cornerstone of our philosophy. In fact, we’ve been educating the public and guiding them through the disability claims process from the very beginning in 1994.
Initially, we started by building an educational website, www.disabilityclaims.com, where we explained the claims process to the public in layman’s terms.
By sharing the information that other lawyers used to make matters more complicated, we demystified the disability process for those in need. Our competitors hated us for it, but people facing disability loved it. Today, the site gets more than 10,000 visitors per year.
We knew how important it was to continue sharing these secrets with the people who desperately needed answers. So, we got busy.
We felt that the public lacked a comprehensive resource that explains the legal side of the disability process. So, we created one. Our book, “An Attorney’s Guide to Long Term Disability Claims,” was first published by James Publications in 2014. It instantly became a valued resource used by the public and other disability attorneys nationwide.
Of course, we didn’t stop there.
In 2017, we created the “Disability Wiki” to continue educating and empowering disabled individuals on a greater scale.
Our goal was to create the Wikipedia of disability claims. Today, the Disability Wiki serves as an insider resource with information and tips about different disabilities, occupations, and the claims process. There’s nothing else like it.
It’s consistently referenced by individuals and attorneys alike.
We’re proud of our contributions to the disabled community. Helping disabled individuals achieve success through education is, and always will be, one of our top priorities.
We can help you take back control.
While we share information to educate and benefit all, we go above and beyond to provide the best for our clients and help them regain control.
We saw the anxiety and stress that hourly billing caused clients and thought, “Why?” We’re not here to cause stress, we’re here to alleviate it. So, we ditched the traditional hourly fee structure and began offering our clients fee certainty with fixed fees. With our fixed fee structure, you’ll always know exactly what to expect. There never are any unexpected costs.
We offer simple flat and contingency fee structures, depending on the complexity of your situation. You’ll know precisely what we charge and exactly what you’ll get for your money. That way, you’ll never be at the mercy and uncertainty of never-ending hourly billing.
To make us even more efficient and serve our clients better, we implemented the most advanced technology available in our profession. We use it to streamline our internal processes to make your data accessible and understandable. You’ll have 24/7 access to your information through your own secure Client Portal, so you can track our progress and review your documents when and wherever you want.
We also recruited and hired some of the best people in the world to work for us. Our staff and attorneys are specially trained to meet your goals. These are the people you want in your corner. We get invaluable feedback from our clients and we listen. Our clients keep telling us to keep doing what we’re doing. They love it when we take the information, the technology and the most amazing team you’ll ever meet and use it all to advance their cause. You will too.
Get the expert guidance you need.
Your world feels like it’s in a tailspin – navigating bureaucracy is the last thing you need. Disability can feel impossible to manage. We understand. We guide our clients and their loved ones to safety every single day. It’s all we do. No traffic tickets in the morning or wills in the afternoon –we’re exclusively dedicated to helping you through the disability claim process.
That’s why disability is different here: there are no secrets, no mysteries. We take away the anxiety and distrust and replace it with knowledge and control of the process and its costs. You’ll have the information and confidence to make the right decisions you need to move on with your life.
If you find yourself hesitating, just read our client reviews. They provide perspectives from people who were ambivalent at first about getting a lawyer involved. They were hesitant, and rightly so. We understand and we don’t take it personally. Keep reading for more of what they were thinking.
Start with a consultation.
So, where do you begin?
You can take the first step to protect yourself by requesting a consultation.
Your consultation will consist of two steps: the telephone interview, followed by a meeting with us in our office.
First, our Client Services Specialist will consult with you over the phone. This consultation is completely complimentary. It’s our chance to get to know your concerns, answer your questions, and find out the details of your claim, including the nature of your disability, your current work status, your disability insurance coverage, and other pertinent details. Our Client Services Specialist, who is an experienced paralegal, will determine whether our firm can meet your needs and goals. If so, we will schedule a face-to-face meeting in order to move forward.
Next, you will come to our offices to meet with Scott M. Riemer, our Managing Attorney face-to-face. This meeting is usually an hour, but is not restricted by time. Your spouse or significant other also is welcome to attend. The meeting could be performed over the phone for your convenience if you are unable to travel to our office. During your meeting, Mr. Riemer will conduct an in-depth interview, review your documents, and formulate a preliminary plan for moving forward with your claim, complete with next steps and a payment structure. Mr. Riemer also will answer all your questions, so come prepared and ask away. The cost of the In-Person Meeting is a flat fee of $500.
Let us guide you and earn your trust. We promise you won’t be sorry.
Call Us Now at 212-297-0700
Locations – Areas Served
New York County:Manhattan, including Chelsea, Chinatown, East Village, Flatiron, Fort George, Gramercy, Greenwich Village, Harlem, Inwood, Little Italy, Lower East Side, Lower Manhattan, Midtown, Morningside Heights, Murray Hill, NoLita, SoHo, Tribeca, Union Square, Upper East Side, Upper Manhattan, Upper West Side, Washington Heights, West Village.
Bronx County: West Bronx, East Bronx.
Kings County: Brooklyn, including, Bay Ridge, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bensonhurst, Flatbush, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Red Hook, Williamsburg.
Queens County: Far Rockaway, Floral Park, Flushing, Jamaica, Long Island City.
Richmond County: Staten Island.
Nassau County: Glen Cove, Jericho, Hempstead, Long Beach.
Orange County: Middletown, Newburgh, Port Jervis.
Putnam County: Brewster, Carmel, Cold Spring, Patterson, Putnam Valley, Southeast.
Rockland County: Clarkstown, Haverstraw, Orangetown, Ramapo, Stony Point.
Suffolk County: Huntington Station.
Ulster County: Kingston, New Paltz, Olive, Saugerties, Ulster, Woodstock.
Westchester County: Bedford, Bedford Hills, Chappaqua, Cortlandt, Eastchester, Greenburgh, Harrison, Katonah, Lewisboro, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, New Castle, New Rochelle, North Castle, North Salem, Ossining, Peekskill, Pelham, Pound Ridge, Rye, Scarsdale, Somers, White Plains, Yonkers, Yorktown.
Connecticut Counties: Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, New Haven, and all other cities, towns, and hamlets.
Fairfield County: Bethel, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, New Fairfield, Newtown, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Shelton, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, Wilton.
Hartford County: Bristol, Hartford, New Britain.
Litchfield County: Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, New Milford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Plymouth, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, , Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Middlebury, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, Orange, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Southbury, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Haven, Wolcott, Woodbridge.
New Jersey Counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Warren.