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.
Although the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was designed to protect employees who are unable to work due to illness or injury, filing a claim can be an extremely onerous process, especially because your claim is reviewed by your employer’s insurance company, which has every interest in denying the claim. One oversight—or mistake—can place your benefits in jeopardy and introduce a significant amount of unjust delay.
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.”
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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.
This is why an attorney who specializes in long-term disability/ERISA litigation can be extremely helpful. ERISA attorneys not only know the ins and outs of the application process but are well-versed in dealing with appeals that end in success.
As soon as you are unable to work, contacting a long term disability attorney will help you proceed strategically through every step of the claims process. One of the most important aspects of your application, for example, is to include all of the relevant evidence upfront because you cannot introduce new evidence when you file a lawsuit. In other words, your attorney will “stack the record,” and include all of the relevant medical evidence and other information that is needed to make your application (and, if necessary, appeal) as successful as possible.
No one is more familiar with how insurance companies work in this area than the attorneys at The Law Offices of J. Price McNamara. Having previously worked for insurance companies, we know the intricate ins and outs of how to get the job done for our clients, and we handle cases on a contingency fee basis, so we only get paid if/when you get paid.
Our number-one goal is getting you and your family back to financial security as soon as possible.
Complete the confidential form for a free, no obligation case evaluation and we’ll tell you how we can help.
First and foremost, it is important to understand that the terms and conditions of how and when you can receive long term disability are in large part dictated by the actual plan to which your employer subscribes. For example, many policies dictate that you are only eligible for benefits if your disability is so severe that you cannot work in any occupation for which you are reasonably qualified, and some find ways of reducing your benefits due to external factors, such as if you qualify for or receive Social Security disability income benefits.
Aside from what the plan specifically provides for, insurance companies come up with a number of excuses to deny benefits, for example, finding that there is “not objective medical evidence on file to support disability.” Frequently, companies will send a claimant’s file to independent medical experts, who disagree with the claimants’ doctors that they cannot perform work—even without conducting a physical examination of the claimant.
Other common reasons insurance companies cite to deny benefits include:
Under a contingency fee basis, you do not pay your attorney a cent unless you win your case and receive your benefits. Contact us today with any questions you have. We answer all questions FREE OF CHARGE.
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