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.
Enacted in the mid-1970s, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) provides employees with various pension, insurance, and disability protections. It also requires employers to fairly administer the benefits they provide and employers who attempt to violate ERISA will have to face various punishments.
If you recently had a claim denied, you may be worried about your lack of insurance benefits will prevent you from maintaining your standard of living. This is understandable, but by working with a skilled Dallas ERISA lawyer, you may be able to get the benefits you deserve.
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.
“Price showed no fear. The only thing I can use to actively describe what I saw that day in court was someone standing there protecting our family and fighting for them at the same time…he took control of the situation and was truthful.”
“It was a smooth process. I didn’t have to guess about what was going to happen next…I was reassured that he was going to do the right thing. I was reassured that he was looking out for me.”
“He was ready to fight for me…I felt like he had my best interest in mind. It wasn’t just for the paycheck at the end.”
“Price worked for an insurance company in the past and now he’s working against the insurance company so it was because of that we trusted that he knew how an insurance company worked and how to fight them.”
“I feel blessed that I can help turn things around for my clients who have been denied that piece of mind of financial stability and we make sure that the insurance company and the court realize that these are actual people, these are families that are suffering greatly.”
I needed an attorney with a specific specialty and Price McNamara was definitely the right choice. His representation was based on principles that are probably unsurpassed by any other attorney in the field. McNamara represents individuals, not big-money corporations, like…
I found Mr. McNamara to be practical and efficient. He did what I needed in a reasonable amount of time, keeping me well informed and with excellent results. He communicated with me clearly and on a timely basis. I will…
I am a current client of Mr. McNamara’s. He is very accessible and responds to my emails and phone calls in a timely manner. I find him to be very professional and knowledgeable, as well as ready, willing and able…
I am an attorney. Price represented me, and in a separate suit represented my daughter, for injuries. He moved the cases at lightning speed and obtained maximum recovery. I was grateful and surprised. I would recommend Price to anyone who…
I would recommend Mr. Mcnanmara to anyone at any time. He was the best attorney that my family and I came in contact with. About three years ago we had a very tragic, accidental death in our family and the…
Price and Sara are great. They helped us in a time of need. Their communication was always spot on and I never felt out of the loop with what was going on with our case.
Price is very professional, honest, and reliable. Whatever he says, he will follow through with the utmost integrity. He will turn over every stone and pays close attention to even the smallest detail. I’m glad I secured his services.
Without going into the painful details regarding the reason for having to hire Price, his compassion and communication helped my family during an extremely difficult time. If you need legal help because you or a family member was injured by…
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.
ERISA requires employers that provide their employees with pensions, health insurance, retirement, and disability benefits to adhere to certain regulations. According to ERISA, companies must provide their employees with important plan information and directions for using those plans. ERISA also allows workers to file suit against employers who attempt to withhold benefits or breach their fiduciary duties. Companies can generally be held responsible legally if they engage in any of the following prohibited actions:
If a plan beneficiary believes their employer engaged in any of the actions listed above, they have a right to file suit or take advantage of administrative remedies. They also have the right to file a complaint with the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA).
Our number-one goal is getting you and your family back to financial security as soon as possible.
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As mentioned above, ERISA requires companies to behave in a certain manner in regards to the benefits they offer their employees. When a person files a health insurance, disability, or any other type of claim, the company has 90 days to tell the claimant if their benefits have been approved or denied. If the claim is denied, they must tell the beneficiary they have the right to a fair review and to file an appeal.
They must also include detailed steps for filing an appeal and inform the beneficiary they have at least 60 days to file their appeal. If a beneficiary elects to appeal, the company must provide a decision within 120 days. If the beneficiary still believes they are entitled to benefits, they do have a right to file suit. The appeals process can be confusing, but an experienced Dallas ERISA lawyer can be an effective guide.
Sometimes filing an appeal is necessary. Insurers and employers often attempt to deny workers benefits for absurd or obscure reasons and without extensive legal knowledge, it is simply impossible for employees to fight back. However, an experienced attorney may be able to help employees by finding flaws in the argument of the plan provider, bolstering the claim of the worker with testimony and opinions from doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals, and evaluating the criteria the policy-carrier uses to approve or deny claims.
An attorney can work with employees to level the playing field and hold policy-carriers accountable. Reach out to a Dallas ERISA lawyer today for additional information.
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