- Do I Need To Come To Your Office In Order For Your Firm To Evaluate My Claim?
- Do I Have to File My Disability Denial Lawsuit in District of Columbia?
- District of Columbia Courts, Government and District of Columbia Department of Insurance Information
Our District of Columbia Disability Attorneys assist disability insurance claimants during all stages of a claim for disability insurance benefits. Since 1979, our disability law firm has represented disability claimants against every major disability insurance company. We have earned our reputation in both District of Columbia and Nationwide as aggressive, competent, and reliable disability insurance lawyers.
It is essential to hire a disability insurance law firm that has the resources, co-counsel network and experience to effectively represent disability insurance claimants against these nationwide disability insurance companies. We have relationships with lawyers throughout District of Columbia and if we are not able to assist you with your disability claim, then we may be able to recommend a District of Columbia disability lawyer. If you have a disability insurance claim in either District of Columbia or any other state, contact our disability insurance attorneys for a free consultation.
District of Columbia residents that have had their disability insurance benefits denied can file a lawsuit in the District of Columbia Superior Court under a limited set of circumstances. District of Columbia’s state appellate court includes the Court of Appeals. If the disability claimant resides in the District of Columbia and the disability insurance company is located in a different state, and the amount of disability benefits payable is greater than $75,000, then the lawsuit can be filed in the District of Columbia Federal District Court. If the disability insurance policy is an employer provided policy governed by ERISA, then the disability claim must be filed in federal court. The District of Columbia has one Federal District Court. An ERISA governed disability claim denial lawsuit can usually be filed in any state that the insurance company conducts business. According to the District of Columbia Department of Insurance there are more than 1,400 insurance companies that sell insurance products in District of Columbia.
Do I Need To Come To Your Office In Order For Your Firm To Evaluate My Claim?
No. We are certainly available to meet with you at any of our satellite offices located in either District of Columbia or another state, however following a review of your disability policy or any other pertinent documents and a free telephone conversation we are usually able to make a determination. It is our job to try to get our clients paid their disability insurance benefits as quick as possible; therefore we prefer to have an initial consultation via telephone.
Do I Have to File My Disability Denial Lawsuit in District of Columbia?
In the event of a disability claim denial, our disability attorneys will usually have the option of selecting one of several states to file the disability lawsuit. More than 80% of short term and long term disability insurance policies are governed by a federal law called ERISA, which means that a District of Columbia disability insurance attorney can usually file a lawsuit in any federal court in any state.
District of Columbia Courts, Government and District of Columbia Department of Insurance Information
- District of Columbia Official Court System Website
- Court of Appeals – The D.C. Court of Appeals is the equivalent of a state supreme court.
- District of Columbia Court Structure Chart
- Official Government Website of the District of Columbia – Information regarding the District of Columbia governmental entities and resources.
- District of Columbia Department of Insurance – Regulates all insurance companies that do business in District of Columbia.