Anyone can create a TikTok (or Facebook or Instagram or any social media) account. As you may already know, not everyone on the Internet is really the expert they pretend to be.
Be cautious when taking any advice from a social media platform, and this goes double for legal advice, particularly from someone who is not an attorney.
“More and more, we have clients who say: ‘the person on my disability Facebook group said I should say this at my hearing’ or ‘I watched a TikTok video about the work history report,’” Nash disability attorney Dan Rosen says.
“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, and no knowledge at all is even more dangerous. Disability benefits applicants are harming their cases by taking third-hand advice from people who may mean well but really don’t know what they’re talking about. Leave it to the capable professionals who have the education and experience.”
Here are three solid reasons why NOT to rely on social media advice regarding your Social Security Disability case:
Social media may be a good place to look for baby shark videos, a recipe for SpaghettiOs pie, or a silly cat video, but it is a risky place to turn to for disability benefits advice.
To win Social Security Disability cases, it takes a deep understanding of people, an ability to make sense of important medical findings, along with knowledge of the law and the Social Security system. We persevere and we care because disability law is all we do.
Because our Chicago disability lawyers work on a contingency basis (we only get paid if you win your case and our fees are limited by law,) we are on your side and have a stake in your case along with you.