A SOLID RECORD OF WINNING DISABILITY APPEALS
NEARLY ALL CASES WON ON APPEAL, WITHOUT THE NEED TO GO TO COURT
At Walker & Hern, our experienced disability attorneys have a long record of successful appeals on behalf of our clients. Rarely do we ever need to take an insurance company to court. But when that’s been necessary, we’ve negotiated many successful settlements and have a record of winning in the United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals. Obviously, results depend on the facts of each case. At Walker & Hern, we have the experience needed to file a strong appeal that will deter your insurance company from considering the possibility of defending themselves in court.
You’ve Been Denied Benefits? It’s Time to Retain Experienced Lawyers
If you have been denied a claim, or if the insurance company terminated your benefits, now is the time for you to retain experienced attorneys to appeal on your behalf. You only have 180 days from the time that you received the letter denying or terminating your benefits. So call us today.
Walker & Hern offers responsive and effective representation and detailed advice throughout the appeals process. Here are some of the most important things we may do to win your appeal:
- Identify the reasoning behind your long-term disability claim denial
- Prepare your appeal by acquiring additional medical records and evidence
- Obtain opinions from your treating doctors concerning your impairments resulting from your injury or illness
- Retain medical and vocational experts to respond to experts hired by the insurance company
- File a comprehensive formal administrative appeal within the required time limit
You’ve exhausted all of your appeal options? It’s time to retain experienced attorneys to file a lawsuit against the insurance company.
If you appealed on your own and the insurance company is still refusing to pay, then you need experienced disability attorneys to take the insurance company to court. We will file a federal lawsuit on your behalf and aggressively battle the insurance company in court. We’ll carefully review the administrative record, which consists of your claim file and the appeal that you submitted. Then we’ll draft a complaint against the insurance company, make all court appearances required, conduct settlement negotiations, and prepare, file and argue a motion for summary judgment.
We Don’t Get Paid Unless You Do
We handle most long-term disability claims on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we charge a percentage of the amount recovered. It is contingent in that you owe us nothing if there is no recovery. We also advance costs and expenses.
Our Legal Services
When individuals require long term disability benefits, they often have several questions weighing on their minds. Some of the most frequently asked questions that our firm can answer are as follows:
- How do I file a claim?
- What should I do if I am denied LTD benefits?
- Do I need an attorney to appeal a denial?
- Will I need to go to trial to get my LTD benefits?
- Should I take a lump sum settlement?
- How do I protect my benefits in the future?
Walker & Hern Can Help You Win
Walker & Hern has successfully represented and won benefits for many clients just like you. We know how difficult it can be to face an uncertain future. Our record of success against the biggest names in insurance provides us with the skills, experience, and know-how to get the job done efficiently and effectively. Call Walker & Hern or contact us online for a free consultation, and get the aggressive legal representation you need to file an appeal or take the insurance company to court.