Handling Private Disability Insurance Claim Matters
Long-term disability insurance coverage is designed to provide a monthly income to individuals who are injured, become ill and are unable to work. This disability insurance coverage can be obtained through an employer or through the purchase of a private insurance policy.
At Roboostoff & Kalkin, we are experienced in representing individuals who have been denied long-term disability benefits under a private insurance policy. Contact our California long-term disability benefit lawyers for a free initial consultation to discuss your claim.
People who purchase a private disability insurance policy have many rights that those individuals obtaining coverage through ERISA-governed, employer-provided policies do not have, such as:
- The right to a jury trial if benefits are denied.
- The ability to recover damages beyond monthly income benefits and attorneys fees, including punitive damages or damages for emotional distress.
Was Your Claim Denied?
If your claim for long-term disability was denied, we will aggressively advocate your legal rights. Our disability lawyers obtain information from the insurance company as to why the claim was denied, and along with other information, we gather evidence of their bad faith to help resolve your claim either by the way of settlement or trial.
Penalties For Bad Faith Denial Of Long-Term Disability Claims
When insurance claims go to court, we have the experience to make a difference. If a jury decides that someone is entitled to long-term disability benefits and that the insurance company acted in bad faith by denying the claim, the insurance company may be ordered to compensate that person for the emotional distress and pay punitive damages. We use these factors as leverage where appropriate to help maximize your recovery.
Get Skilled Disability Claim Help Today
At Roboostoff & Kalkin, we understand your need to obtain benefits quickly. It is our ultimate goal that our clients receive the full benefits they are entitled to as quickly as possible. Contact our insurance attorneys for a free initial consultation, or call our San Francisco office directly at 877-374-7270.
The information you obtain at this site is strictly for education and not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. However, we welcome this opportunity to discuss legal representation with you.