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Introducing Our Team
ERISA Lawyers in California: Representing Clients Nationwide
Driven to Get Results in ERISA
Our team is our greatest resource in helping you obtain disability or life insurance benefits. Each member is devoted to serving our clients with courtesy, professionalism, and knowledge.
Our lawyers, Robert Rosati and Thornton Davidson, are admitted to practice in over 25 Federal courts, and that list grows annually. The focus of our lawyers, and the entire team, is to relieve you of the pressure of dealing with adjustors and insurance company personnel. Through a combination of legal knowledge and commitment, our team works single-mindedly towards the best result for you. Contact us to discuss your ERISA disability claim today.
The ERISA Law Group represents claimants in all stages of their group disability or life insurance claim. From helping you apply to claims monitoring to appealing and buy-outs, ERISA Law Group guides you through the legally challenging world of group benefits. ERISA Law Group is also prepared to defend your win in appellate courts or, if appropriate, to try to overturn your loss to help you recover benefits.
Success in ERISA claims requires broad knowledge of applicable Federal law. An internal or administrative appeal is only as good as the attorney who litigates your case. Litigation, too, takes a multi-pronged approach. Your lawyer must be able to handle your case through both the trial court and, if necessary, the appellate court, in order to maximize your chances of a successful result.
This is where the ERISA Law Group comes in. We have litigated in every Federal Circuit in the United States. We have knowledge of how ERISA law is different in different Circuits and how the law of some jurisdictions can inform and help with litigation in other areas of the country.
Dealing With Insurance Companies on Your Behalf
Insurance companies are business organizations. They collect premiums, pay and deny claims, and make investments, all in the name of protecting company profit and shareholder equity. When they are functioning at their most reliable, they handle your claim like an investment - an unfortunate but true fact. No matter how strong your appeal is, if it's not supported by lawyers who are willing to fight for you in court, it is likely to fail. That's because a plan or insurance carrier knows that without the potent threat of litigation, it can afford to deny appeals - even good ones.
The same is true for buy-outs. No business organization is going to pay out a lump sum of money if it doesn't have to. If the liability of litigating your claim plus the carrier or plan's risk of losing is high, then the likelihood that you will receive fair treatment in settlement increases. If your lawyer is inexperienced at litigating ERISA claims, then your prospects for a buy-out will suffer.
That's why, at the ERISA Law Group, we regard every disability and life insurance claimant we represent as an opportunity to "increase your odds" of obtaining as much of your maximum benefits as possible, whether through continued payments or settlement.
In ERISA benefits claims, you must have more than one winning hand. You have to have the legal muscle to achieve your goal. You cannot expect justice from carriers or plans. You have to be willing and able to fight for your rights — administratively, through internal appeals, in litigation in federal district court, and in a civil appeal to a federal circuit court, if necessary.
Disability Lawyers in Fresno, California
At the ERISA Law Group, we give our clients knowledge of the real nature of their claim, our breadth of experience, and the depth of our commitment to turn an unfair system into one which is forced to deliver on its promises.
Whether you seek disability or life insurance benefits, ERISA Law Group can be your legal champion. Please access the page which best fits your current situation in the appeal or litigation phase, whether disability or life insurance benefits, and let the ERISA Law Group help you today. Contact us online or call 888-883-7472 for a free consultation.
Understanding Your Disability
There are many illnesses which may disable a person. Increasingly we find that many people are not disabled by a single illness. Rather, illnesses are compounded by other illnesses, and may be accompanied by chronic pain, which is best understood as its own disease. At the ERISA Law Group, we recognize that your illness cannot be understood, legally or persuasively, in isolation from other illnesses. Learn More
California Bad Faith Law
California bad faith law applies to non-ERISA private disability policies. Group policies for governmental entities, including state and local governments, etc., as well as certain church plans, are exempt from ERISA. The ERISA Law Group helps California residents with their denials and terminations from private policies, and both governmental and church plans. Visit our sister site CaliforniaDisabilityAttorneys.com to learn more about our services in protecting you from bad faith conduct by your insurance carrier or plan.