I’ve spent years serving people with ERISA disability claims. I’ve seen what other disability attorneys do and I know what I do that has helped our law firm get benefits or settlements for 94% of our clients.
Here are the five things that I and the best disability attorneys do for our clients:
1. Encourage communications:
There must be open communication between you – as the client – and the disability attorney. When my client has a question, it is important s/he feels comfortable enough to contact me or my office to get the answers s/he needs in a timely manner.
It’s never a bother when a client has a question or needs information. The best disability attorneys make sure their clients are invited to communicate and feel welcome asking questions at any time.
2. Have a realistic outlook:
My clients appreciate hearing the reality of their case – good or bad – rather than getting an overly optimistic “rose colored glasses” point of view that many other attorneys like to present.
If there are problems or weaknesses in the claim, I tell them about it. But I don’t just look at the negatives, I also project for them how the existing set of facts could affect the result of the claim and then I present a plan to fix any problems and fill the gaps in their disability claim.
3. Keeps the client informed:
The ERISA long-term disability claim process can take months or years, depending on how hard the insurance company fights to deny your disability benefits.
During that process, the disability attorney is grappling with the insurance company or dealing with arguments of opposing counsel if the case has proceeded to litigation. Too often, with many disability attorneys the client has no idea what – if anything – is going on.
I not only educate my clients on the process and practice of ERISA claims, my team also sends routine updates and provides our clients copies of important documents and correspondence.
Most clients appreciate these quick updates. Even if nothing has progressed, I want my clients to know that we are still on the case for them. There’s a lot of waiting – on the insurer’s decision or a judge’s decision – and we know it can be hard on a client to wait in silence.
4. The client part of the process:
Clients hire disability attorneys to fight for them, which I do. But, I give them a voice in the outcome. In the administrative appeal, they are heard and have a personal voice in the form of a Declaration, which my office discusses and helps to prepare. Iin litigation, the client decides what route we take whether it is accepting a certain settlement offer, or moving forward with an administrative trial. They make the final decision.
5. Understands the importance:
I and my staff have worked for many years with people who are dealing with disabilities. We know that it can be stressful and frustrating for someone who wants to either get well or get the help they need for taking care of their long-term disabilities.
We understand the struggles you may be going through: the change of status, the change in life-style, and your struggles to maintain a positive outlook. We sympathize and want to be part of the solution, not another problem.
Are you working with the best ERISA disability attorney possible? If you’re working with someone and they’re not measuring up, give us a call. If you’re still looking for a long-term disability ERISA attorney, we’d like let you experience why we are one of the best.
This isn’t a comprehensive list of what our clients need, can expect and receive from me and my team. If you don’t see something or if you have questions about the realistic potential of your case, you can call us 24/7, any time, day or night at 866-360-0983.