Areas of Practice
Mediation / Arbitration
Alan has enjoyed 29 years of trial experience representing both insurance companies and plaintiffs. He enjoyed trying the complex as well as the "simple" auto accident cases. He began his mediation/arbitration practice in 1995 in the Pilot Mediation program. Now, 95% of his time is devoted to mediation/arbitration. He has mediated every type of case allowed in Superior Civil Court, such as personal injury, wrongful death, malpractice-medical and legal, contract disputes, construction, estate disputes and DOT-condemnation cases. He routinely mediates a vast number of workers compensation cases. Also, he has been involved in multi-claim, multi party mediations. Even though he has mediated over 3,500, he still maintains a practice limited to workers’ compensation, social security and a limited personal injury practice. He has spoken at many mediation seminars.
To schedule mediation or arbitration, please contact us by phone at (910) 486-0992 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may view Alan’s calendar of availabilities, which is updated daily, at www.ncmediators.org/alan-pittman.
Being involved in a car accident is a scary event. Suffering from injuries and missing time from work add to the stress. The medical bills start coming in the mail, but you’re unable to pay them. If you have been injured in a car accident as the result of someone else’s negligence, please contact us by phone or email for an initial evaluation.
Contact your auto insurance company to process your property damage claim. To determine the value of your vehicle, please visit www.kbb.com.
Social Security Disability Appeals
According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), a person qualifies for SSDI if they:
- have a physical or mental condition that prevents them from engaging in any "substantial gainful work", and
- the condition is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death, and
- they are under the age of 65, and
- have worked 5 out of the last 10 years
Have you applied for Social Security Disability benefits, but recently received a letter from the Social Security Administration stating your application has been denied? If so, you have a 60 day period in which you may file an Appeal for reconsideration. Please contact us by phone or email to discuss the basis of your disability claim.
To obtain forms for your initial application or for general social security concerns, please visit www.ssa.gov.
If you have been injured while working, you must report the injury to your employer orally and in writing immediately and in any event, within 30 days. The employer and/or its insurance company should provide and direct medical treatment. If, in an emergency, the employer fails to provide medical treatment, the employee may obtain the necessary treatment from a physician or hospital of his own choice, but must promptly request the approval of the North Carolina Industrial Commission. To learn more about what your rights are, please contact us for an initial consultation. Additional information may also be obtained by visiting the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s website at www.ic.nc.gov.