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Goss & Fentress

Social Security Disability & Personal Injury


Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
& By Appointment

735 Newtown Road, Suite 100, Norfolk, VA 23502

We can help you get your life back.

If you have become disabled, we can help you apply for Social Security disability benefits. If you already applied but were DENIED DISABILITY BENEFITS, we can go to court for you.

If you have been injured on the road by the carelessness of another driver or injured by a business that should have been more careful to ensure your safety, we can help see that you are compensated for your loss of time, your money, and the quality of your life during the recovery from your injuries.

Severe illness or serious injury can disrupt the best plans we have for working until the day of our planned retirement. Disability can strike at any age and can be sudden and financially traumatic. If this has happened to you, please let us help you. We have worked for over 40 years on behalf of clients for whom the difference between winning and losing is life-changing, and is always much more than a matter of money. For the truly capable disability lawyer, winning feels great but losing hurts worse. That’s how it is for us.

If you ask, we will do our very best to help you get your life back.

Apply for Social Security Disability

Applying for disability benefits used to be easy. You could just go to your local Social Security Office and sit down with a claim representative to help you answer dozens of interview questions needed to complete an application. Those Social Security employees were vital to making the claim process work.

Those Social Security offices are closed due to COVID.

You now must apply through the internet, and the process can be so complex as to intimidate almost anyone. Our staff, supervised by our attorneys, can help you through the whole application process from the comfort of your own home.

All you need is a cell phone.

Appeal your Social Security Disability case

If you have applied for your disability benefits and have been approved, you are on the way to getting your life back. We congratulate you! But if you received a Notice of Denial of your claim instead of the notice of award you are entitled to, don’t give up! You need to appeal. It gets a lot harder, but you can prevail in the end.

And that’s where skilled attorney representation comes in. Our attorneys, John O. Goss and J. Russell Fentress, IV, have teamed up with select affiliates to use our over four decades of law practice to help you get your life back.

Remember: your time to appeal is limited. Contact us now!

Represent you in your personal injury claim.

Going about normal life has its risks. Not everyone is careful, and someone else’s casual carelessness can cause you great injury and loss. Goss & Fentress PLC has years of experience in handling personal injury claims arising out of auto accidents, unsafe conditions in public spaces, and workplace injuries caused by third parties. Insurance companies don’t pay full compensation without a fight, and we are here to fight for you to help you get your life back.

Three Decades of Proven Success

For over 40 years, we at Goss & Fentress PLC have provided experienced legal representation to clients in cases involving Social Security Disability Insurance, SSI appeals, automobile accidents and other personal injury claims.

First and foremost, we are trial attorneys who have had significant courtroom experience in many types of cases during our legal careers. We have, however, concentrated on developing an expertise in these two practice areas to assure that you will be represented by lawyers generally skilled as trial attorneys but also specifically experienced in dealing with the Social Security Administration, and with the liability insurance companies who may not want to pay your injury claim.

We give you the power of a regional firm, with the individual service and attention you expect from a local firm.

We have offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic from northeastern North Carolina to Washington DC/Baltimore. Check out our Contact and Location Information below to find an office near you, or call, text, or fill out a contact form so we can arrange an interview about your case with one of our attorneys.


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