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Spokane & Coeur d'Alene

Charles Bean & Associates, PLLC, is a Coeur D'Alene, Idaho personal injury firm serving clients in Idaho, Western Montana, and Eastern Washington. We take cases in Kootenai County, Latah County, Benewah County, Nez Perce County, Shoshone County, and Clearwater County, including the cities of Coeur d'Alene, Spokane, Bonners Ferry, Sandpoint, Moscow, Lewiston, Orofino, Grangeville, Priest River, Pullman, and Colfax. If you are located in Eastern Washington, Coeur D'Alene, Northern Idaho, Panhandle, or Lake City please contact us for assistance with your personal injury claim.

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"To those who need assistance in filing for Social Security and need legal advice, please call Mr. Bean. I think he's a very understanding and compassionate man who is willing to listen and advise with future steps dealing with the Social Securitiy Administration. We have been fighting with the Social Security Administration for approximately eight years. Mr. Bean stepped in and helped us with a wonderful outcome. He has been a blessing in disguise. For all of those who are veterans, Mr. Bean was wonderful to work with and his assistant, Stephanie, was kind, caring and knowledgeable."

Ken R. Spirit Lake, ID

"I would like to thank Mr. Bean and Stephanie for their help with my recent case with Social Security. With their help and knowledge we won my case after two hearings and a lot of questions from me. Mr. Bean and Stephanie were always there to help and answer any question. I would hope that anyone looking for legal representation talks to them. Good luck to all and THANK YOU Mr. Bean and Stephanie so much."

David L. Priest River, ID

"After applying for disability on my own & being denied I contacted Mr Charlie Bean, best move I ever made! He & His legal assistant, Stephanie helped me win my case! They are very knowledgeable, professional, & thorough,also they genuinely care & are super nice! I highly recommend if you have been denied a disability claim that you call Mr Bean!!"

Sonja S. Hayden, ID

"I contacted Charles Bean after having been denied social security disability twice. He and his staff were very understanding and comfortable to work with. They took the time to explain the process and what to expect. When it came time for my hearing, Charlie called me in ahead of time and explained what was going to happen during the hearing and how he would help me through it. He came to court fully prepared and knowledgeable of my case and showed a genuine concern and interest. I went in feeling comfortable and secure knowing he was there with me all the way. We were successful in the end, and I was so glad I had Charlie there with me. He knows his business well and truly cares about his clients and their well being. Thank you for everything!"

Anne S. Post Falls, ID

"Attorney Charles Bean and Legal Assistant Stephanie Shafer provided me with invaluable advice and representation on a difficult Social Security case. I strongly endorse Charles Bean & Associates."

Bruce Smith

"My son is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and ulcerative colitis. He has many problems that prevent him from having a normal life. We tried for years to get him SSI insurance. We were denied several times while his condition became worse. We turned to Charles Bean for help. I told Charles that I did not have a lot of money, but that I would find a way to pay him. He told my son and I not to worry about the money. He told us that he wanted to help my son. Charles did exactly that. He worked on our case for months. After trying for years to get by son SSI, he was finally awarded SSI by a judge. This happened because of Charles Bean taking my son's case. He worked hard on our behalf because he cared about my son's condition. Thank you, Charles Bean."

Steven and Anthony O. Coeur d'Alene, ID

"Just wanted to say thank you to Charles and his staff. I have been fighting fibromyalgia/scoliosis for years and filed for disability in 2010. I was so stressed with pain and Charles helped me through my first court appearance in 2013 and second court appearance in 2014. Finally someone who understands how I felt. He actually made me feel better about myself and to be strong! Not a whimpering baby. We finally won...thank you Charles for helping me through this!!!"

Nannette, B. Athol, ID

"I filed a Disability claim three times and was declined each time. I went to see Charles Bean on a recommendation from a friend. Best thing that could have happened. We met several times. He and his staff are empathetic and professional. I loved that they were always available and never left me wondering what was going on. I finally had my Disability Hearing in August. I was very nervous because of previous denials. He walked me through everything and it went great. It was approved...Thank you for everything!"

- Sheri F. Post Falls, ID

"Wow! What a difference it made to call Mr. Charles Bean. We finally found someone who understood everything we had been going through. We didn't have to beg or plead for him to believe us. He made us feel at ease and talked to us so we understood. He never talked 'lawyer' at us. He made a big difference in my husband's case. We would recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer."

Becky & Brian J. Fernwood, ID

"I called the Law Offices of Charles F. Bean when I was at the end of my rope. I'd been suffering from back pain for almost two years due to a work injury. The pain had changed my life on all levels. I had filed for disability and had been denied twice and had received a letter telling me I now needed to request a hearing with an administrative law judge. Up to this point I had found the whole filing for disability process very stressful. Feeling physically and emotionally broken already, but now that I needed to request a hearing, was a mental strain. I called Charles Bean - very professional, kind and clear on what needed to be done. With Charlie at my side through the hearing I received a favorable decision. I will be forever grateful to Charlie and his staff for all their support and I encourage anyone in a similar situation to call Charlie!"

Pam G. Rathdrum, ID

"It was very frustrating to be initially declined by Social Security Administration when the medical evidence so clearly proved I was eligible. My medical conditions were so severely impacting my life and ability to work and having six children to provide for and not being able to complete meaningful work was very overwhelming. Thank you for helping me with the reconsideration request. It was less than a month since I had been declined and I was approved with your help including the letter that you prepared for my doctors so that Social Security could get a more accurate picture of the severity of my situation. I would highly recommend your firm to anyone looking to get a better outcome from Social Security Administration. I think what was most frustrating for me especially was the fact that I had paid into the system for many thousands of dollars over the years and Social Security acts like it is their money. I want to thank you for your assistance and give you permission to use my recommendation as an endorsement of the excellent work you did for me."

Anthony S. Post Falls, ID

"I want to thank you for all your support and help in changing my life. I have been injured since 1999 and worked through four surgeries which in turn those injuries cost me my job. I have not worked since October of 2007 and my family and I had major concerns if I could even return to the workforce because of my injuries. Because of my injuries and the medications I'm on there is no chance that I could return to the workforce so I applied for Social Security Disability in December of 2011 and was denied. I felt that it was hopeless after the denial of my disability and reached out to you and your staff. When I came in to see you and explain my situation I felt like there was hope for me and my family again. You and your staff are kind and professional and answered all of my questions even if they seemed silly. When you filed for an appeal to the denial of benefits I was glad to have you and your staff in my corner. My wife and I had met with you a week before the hearing and went through what the hearing would be like so I was prepared and you answered all our questions that we had with compassion. During the hearing you asked me questions about my injuries so the Administrative Law Judge had clear and decisive answers. I believe that the questions you asked me during the hearing swayed the decision to my favor. You had told me there was a 15-20% chance that the decision would be made during the hearing and I was shocked that they allowed my claim right then and there. You and your staff were so helpful to me and my family that we can't thank you enough. I have no doubt in my mind that the professionalism that you and your staff have, that I would and will recommend anyone who is going through doubt and tough times to come see you. I sincerely thank you Charles!"

Gerald B. Post Falls, ID

"I want to thank the office of Charlie Bean, attorney, and his wonderful staff for the way in which I was treated while being represented by him during my legal matters. Charlie, Stephanie, and Ann were always very professional, kind and comforting. They have a way of making someone very at ease and confident. All are very knowledgeable in the aspects of the legal matters I was dealing with. Prompt is a word that fits this law office and staff to a tee. Never was a question unanswered, nor did I ever feel that I needed to stop asking. I would not hesitate recommending Charlie Bean to any of my friends or family should the need for an attorney arise. Thank ALL of you again so much during this trying time for me."

Paula P. Coeur d'Alene, ID

"When my social security disability application was denied, I spoke to a friend who said he had unsuccessfully used another attorney and he said you need to get Charlie Bean to help you with your social security disability application. I hired Charlie and he and his staff were very knowledgeable and caring and most importantly with Charlie's help, my social security application was approved by the judge."

Timothy P. Cataldo, ID

"This is not the first time I've used Charlie. He's always done a good job."

Terry C. Cataldo, ID

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