Our past years of representing insurance companies taught us a thing or two about how they work behind the scenes. Let our experience work for you.
People obtain accidental death and dismemberment insurance coverage in order to protect their families and loved ones in case the unexpected occurs. If you obtain this coverage through your employer, your policy likely falls under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (also known as ERISA).
The purpose of accidental death insurance benefits is to protect loved ones when the insured suffers a serious injury – including death – in an accident. When it comes time to make a claim, however, some beneficiaries are surprised when the insurance company fails to honor its end of the agreement and denies the claim.
If your claim for accidental death benefits has been denied by an insurance company, you, as the beneficiary, may be able to challenge that denial. Let the knowledgeable Dallas accidental death benefit denial lawyers at the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara present you with your legal options and assist you with challenging the insurance company’s denial. Please contact us online today for more information and to schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation.
The types of death covered by accidental death benefits vary from policy to policy. Unfortunately, insurance companies are suspicious when a person claims that a loved one’s death was accidental, and they routinely investigate these claims very thoroughly. Causes of death could include drowning, car accidents, slip and fall accidents, or equipment failures, for example.
Receiving a bill should never be the first step in getting help. Our firm knows that when dealing with an ERISA, long term disability or insurance claim, what you need is answers, and we are here to provide them free of charge.
Our firm welcomes telephone calls or the opportunity to visit with you in person to answer any questions you may have. We also provide FREE comprehensive case reviews. There is no obligation to hire us as your ERISA attorney.
Too much is at stake to guess about the best approach and strategy for fighting your denied insurance claim — years and years of financial security.
After spending years representing insurance companies, we don’t guess. We know their playbook and how they work behind the scenes. Using that knowledge, we’ve developed our own Clear Advantage Process for fighting claims.
It’s personally satisfying to use what I’ve learned as an insurance company insider, now for the good — helping families reverse unfair denials of insurance benefits they paid for, need and deserve.
Price McNamara began his law practice in 1990 representing insurance companies.
In 1995, Mr. McNamara founded McNamara Law Offices, where he represents people across the U.S. who are wrongfully denied long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and accidental death insurance benefits, with special focus on ERISA claims and lawsuits.
His is a member of the Louisiana and Texas Bars, with office locations by appointment only in Baton Rouge, Metairie, and Houston. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with his wife and their three children.
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My client’s cause for an ERISA accidental death and dismemberment denial lawsuit began when both Esther and her husband were involved in a tragic head-on collision with an 18-wheeler. This tragic accident resulted in severe injuries to Esther, as well as David’s untimely death.
Our client, a young husband with two children, sustained closed-head brain injury as a result of an automobile accident. The at-fault driver’s insurance company initially refused to pay, but shortly before trial, agreed to pay the entirety of its insurance policy limits of $2,000,000.
Our client was a floor hand and Jones Act seaman who suffered a shoulder injury while working for Blake Offshore, LLC. Suit was filed in federal court in New Orleans. Blake and its insurance company offered relatively little in settlement, so the case proceeded to trial.
Our client sustained a fractured hip and reduced ability to earn wages in the future as a result of an accident sustained on the offshore drilling rig to which he was assigned. Suit was filed in federal court in New Orleans.
Insurance companies often try to deny coverage for an accidental death based upon a variety of reasons. While some of these reasons are legitimate, others are not legitimate. Insurance companies try and deny claims outright (and/or try to limit their exposure) in order to save themselves the expense of paying a claim. Paying out an accidental death claim is a burden to the insurance company, and consequently, the insurance company will do everything possible to avoid paying it.
In some instances, insurance companies claim that an accidental death was not really accidental. In other words, the insurance company might claim that the death resulted from some sort of preexisting illness or medical condition. The same is true if the death was arguably caused by a self-inflicted injury – or by suicide.
Although some insurance policies legitimately exclude preexisting medical conditions from coverage, insurance companies may use their own doctors to investigate the claim and make a (biased) opinion as to the reason for the decedent’s death. When that happens, you might have a valid basis for challenging your claim denial.
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If you are a beneficiary under an accidental death or dismemberment policy and you believe that the insurance company has wrongfully denied your claim, you have a right to take legal action. The experienced legal team at the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara can investigate the reason for your claim denial and may be able to help you challenge that denial.
To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with an experienced Dallas accidental death benefits denial lawyer, please contact us online today.
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