If you need help preparing your long term disability benefits claim, please read on, then contact one of our experienced long term disability insurance attorneys to learn what to bring to an initial consultation with an LTD benefits attorney.
What to bring to an initial consultation with an LTD benefits attorney
If you have scheduled an initial consultation with a long term disability benefits attorney, you should collect and bring the following items:
- Medical records
- Police report
- Witness information
- Accident scene photos and videos
The attorneys at Walker and Hern can’t stress enough how important it is that you properly document the above-mentioned items and other relevant evidence that will prove your case in court.
What should you do after your initial consultation with a long term disability benefits attorney?
Once you have documented all relevant evidence and consulted with a skilled long term disability benefits attorney, you should write and issue a demand letter. This demand letter should contain a detailed account of the plaintiff’s injuries, why the defendant is responsible, a summary of your medical treatments, estimates of income loss and a listing of any related damages. At no point should you lie, exaggerate, procrastinate, disregard medical advice, sign anything unless your attorney approves it or post about your case on social media. All of these actions can have devastating impacts on your case.
Will you have to go to court for your long term disability case?
That will depend on the factors in your unique case. If you sustained injuries in a work-related car accident, you probably will not have to go to court. If your injuries qualify as serious per state or national statutes, you may need to file a lawsuit against the responsible parties, which can lead to a trial. In that instance, your case will likely go to trial within a year of the accident, if you do not settle it beforehand. As it turns out, less than one percent of long term disability benefits cases end up in court. Keep in mind, that the insurance company’s long term disability benefits attorney will probably think his or her client will win the case. Thus, they will push for a trial. Whether or not this holds true for your case, you will need a qualified legal professional to fight for you and your future. Do not go it alone. Give us a call today.
Contact our experienced nationwide firm
If you or someone you know is looking to receive long term disability benefits and needs the help of an experienced attorney, speak with our nationwide LTD attorneys today. Our firm has significant experience helping people just like you obtain or defend their long term disability benefits. Contact Walker & Hern for a free consultation.