Mr. Krasnegor, I can't thank you and your Staff enough for all the hard work and due diligence you have all put into my case to bring it to a successful conclusion this year.
We first spoke when I was having my Left knee replacement in May of 2006. My Right knee had been replaced the previous year. I orirginally filed my claim back in August of 2002. The claim was filed after reviewing it with a VA Consular who had said that what I showed him, that I should easily get a 100 percent disability rating. Not so, it was denied, and I was offered a chance to bring my case before a judge at the Regional VA office in St. Petersburg, FL. This occurred following right knee surgery March 2005.
My VA assigned consular advised me not to waste my time coming for the hearing as my case had no merit. My wife Miriam and I were only more encouraged to attend the hearing. My VA consular met us and again urged us not to waste the Judges time. We went anyway. The Judge was quite friendly and asked a lot of questions about my military service. Giving it some thought, he recommended that I should get a civilian doctor to write a letter explaining my injuries. My orthopedic Doctor that performed the surgery was more than happy to comply. His opinion was that injuries to both my knees were due to my military service. So, I resubmitted my claim with the accompanying letter. This claim too was denied. I was frustrated and disgusted with the way the VA had treated me. That's when I decided to get a lawyer to help me get through the VA process. Your firm was selected from dozens of solicitations I had received.
This is where you came into the picture. You took charge. I got a second letter from another Orthopedic Surgery that was threatening me for some other issues. This letter stated that it was his opinion that all my injuries were related to my service. After that I thought at last things would break my way. Not so, but after many more VA examinations and denials at every turn you and your team stuck with it, resubmitting rebuttal after rebuttal.
Finally, in December of 2018 we got the decision you thought I should have since you took the case. That took a lot of hard work from you and all the other members of your staff to bring my case to a successful conclusion. That's 11 plus years of effort you and your staff dedicated to my case.
To simply say THANKS is not enough. I owe my UTMOST GRATITUDE to You and your staff. I would be happy to highly recommend your services to any veteran in need of legal representation.
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for your representation on my appeal. I’m very pleased and satisfied with the results that were achieved on my behalf. I was always kept informed of each step of the appeal. I’m very happy to have been a client of Goodman Allen Donnelly – the best.
Robert S. 1/27/17
I cannot give enough thanks to the Veterans Benefit Group of Goodman Allen Donnelly for helping me get my survivor’s Benefit and Burial Benefit from the Veterans Administration. I had jumped all the hoops through the VA system for over 3 years, and even being denied after my hearing in DC with a DAV representative there. From the beginning the Law Firm was encouraging but also honest in expectations that it might take a couple of years to get a decision, and that that decision could still be adverse. They kept me well informed about all their contacts with the VA. To my surprise I received approval notice from the VA for both benefits in eight months! This decision prevented me from having to file bankruptcy. I will be eternally grateful to the Law Firm for their hard work and for all they do for veterans and their families.
ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS I HAVE EVER MADE
I had several dozen letters from various law firms and attorneys all over the country offering to represent me at the VA. I read them all carefully and selected the top three from the pack. Each of them received a call from me to discuss how they would handle my claim. From those calls I selected GOODMAN, ALLEN & DONNELLY. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Right from the beginning my claim was assigned to a specific VA specialist attorney - Nancy Foti, who has been with me throughout this entire process. She had a "team" of paralegals to assist her. Together they made sure my phone calls and e-mails were answered promptly. They explained the finer points of the VA memos, requests and legal process to me in terms I could understand. I was copied on all of their correspondence with the VA. They handled everything over the years including the several appeals that were necessary. Ultimately they were able to obtain a very satisfactory disability rating for me.
I have been absolutely delighted in my association with Goodman, Allen & Donnelly and would highly recommend them to anyone dealing with the VA on disability claims.
Since 2000, the law firm of Goodman Allen Donnelly has worked tirelessly on my case. They never gave up on me or my case. I prayed that my deceased husband would get his justice from the VA, and 17 years later it has come to pass. Thank you, Nancy Foti, Daniel Krasnegor and the law firm of Goodman Allen Donnelly for all you have done on my behalf. Words can’t express how grateful I am. May God bless you all. Thank you so much.
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