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Changes in 2016 Affecting Social Security Disability Law Profitibility

Every year, I review what has changed to some key statistics for Social Security attorneys. Here are my previous posts from 2015 and 2014. When I last analyzed these statistics, the metrics had stabilized after consecutive years of negative trends to Social Security law firms. If 2015 was refreshing because the metrics stabilized, 2016 was quite positive for SSD lawyers, as some key statistics increased in the favor of disability attorneys and advocates.

Google Analytics for Your Law Firm Pt. 4—Mobile

Google Analytics is an invaluable tool for any law firm with a website. With Google Analytics, you can track how your website’s visitors interact with your content, and what percentage of people choose to contact your firm to learn more about your legal services. A great report for your firm to look into is Mobile.

You can see your Mobile report by going to Audience → Mobile → Overview.

Three Huge FDCPA Settlements and What Your Firm Can Learn

The Fair Debt Collections Protection Act, or FDCPA, protects consumers from harassment from third-party collection agencies. Many consumers do not know that their rights are protected from “dirty tactics” a collection agency may take, but that does not mean that there aren’t big settlements available for creditor harassment attorneys. Since the FDCPA was enacted nearly 40 years ago, there have been some enormous settlements for consumers and their attorneys.

A Year in Review: 6 Most Popular Posts of 2016

Over the past eight years eGenerationMarketing has published numerous blogs all aimed towards providing you with marketing, industry, and other insights.

With all of this content available to attorneys and advocates, we wanted to share and highlight some of the year’s most popular posts.

ODAR Approval Ratings (2016) : Social Security disability representatives rely on favorable Hearings in order to keep their offices profitable. Listed in this blog are all of the ODAR approval ratings for the year of 2016

Initial Application Approval Data by State

When discussing approval rates within the context of Social Security Disability law, attorneys and disability advocates often focus on ODAR hearing approval rates. Indeed, hearing approval rates provide great insight to third-party representatives into the attractiveness of cases in certain ODARs. However, recognizing the fluctuation in approval data at the initial adjudication level may prove vital in constructing an effective business model for your disability practice.

Brace Yourselves: PI Claims are Coming

Personal injury attorneys may not have a relaxing holiday. According to the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), 40% of traffic-related deaths during Christmas and New Year’s are caused by drunk drivers. This means that your firm will likely see a lot of auto accident and wrongful death claims come through your door. Here are some ways your firm can prepare for an influx of cases: