Diability Insurance Companies Can, And Do, Make Bad Decisions On Claims
Fact: Disability Benefits Claims Are Sometimes Wrongfully Denied
Oakland Disability Insurance Claims Lawyers
It is rare for a disability benefits claim to be approved on the initial application so it is easy to understand why many legitimate claims are wrongfully denied. When a claim is denied for any reason, individuals must fight through an appeals process that can seem to drag on, all the while costing the disabled person time and money. In these situations, it is crucial to have an experienced attorney who understands the process on your side providing legal advice and an honest assessment of the obstacles you face and how best to overcome them through resolution that is in your best interest.
Often, an insurance company will attempt to delay, devalue or outright deny your claim — even when the claim is valid. When an insurer deliberately seeks ways to wrongfully deny you your benefit that may not only be guilty of treating you unfairly, they may also have committed insurance bad faith. If that is the case, you may be entitled to more than just your disability benefits, you may be entitled to damages for insurance bad faith.
This is why it is some important to hire an attorney who can recognize when insurance bad faith has taken place. An attorney who simply handles claims appeals and does not have experience in bad faith cases may not have the skills necessary to see the increased value of your case.
Our lawyers have experience in dealing with bad faith on the part of insurance companies — and, as former insurance company defenders, we know the tactics insured use to try and get off the hook. We understand the process from both sides of the law and are confident in our ability to effectively represent clients through all stages of negotiation and litigation.
ERISA And Private Disability Insurance Claims
Whether you have an employer-provided disability insurance policy that is governed by Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) law or you have selected a private disability insurance policy, our attorneys can guide you through the process of appealing a denial. Immediately after accepting your case, we will perform a thorough investigation of your situation and provide an honest case assessment and a clear description of your best course of action.
Free Consultation – Oakland Denied Disability Claims Attorney
At the law firm of Donahue & Horrow LLP, our lawyers understand the stress and frustration you are facing. With increased medical bills and a potential loss of steady income, your family finances are in peril. Contact us immediately and we can begin to help you fight to stabilize your finances by holding the insurance company accountable for your policy.
All cases are taken on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing and we receive nothing unless you win your case by way of settlement or verdict. Call us toll free at 877-664-5407 or e-mail us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Headquartered in the Los Angeles area, our law firm represents clients throughout all of Southern and Northern California.