Florida Disability Insurance Attorneys Handling Appeals, Applications, Lawsuits & Denials

Our national headquarters is located in Florida and we have earned the respect of our peers by being selected to Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and Martindale Hubble as a top ranked disability insurance law firm. Since 1979 our Florida disability attorneys have been battling the insurance companies and we take great pride in recovering disability insurance benefits for our clients. We have handled cases against every disability insurance company and have helped thousands of claimants at any stage of a disability claim to obtain short term, long term disability and long term care benefits. Florida has very favorable insurance laws for claimants that have non-ERISA governed private insurance policies. The laws in Florida for claimants with policies governed by ERISA are complicated and unfortunately favor insurance companies. Sadly, Florida is one of the few states that has not abolished discretionary clauses in ERISA disability policies. Through our daily involvement with each disability company and our active litigation case load we have the knowledge, experience and skill to help place our clients in the best position to collect benefits.

Florida Disability Insurance Lawsuit Case Summaries

Our Florida disability insurance lawyers are constantly keeping track of every disability lawsuit and court opinion in both Florida and Nationwide. We work very hard to simplify this legal information so disability claimants can learn more about the disability claim process and the way in which disability insurance companies will act. The information provided below which is updated weekly, is for informational purposes and is not legal advice. We welcome your comments about any disability related matter and we always offer a free initial phone consultation to answer your questions. We encourage you to view our videos, frequently asked questions, media relations page, Facebook page, and resolved cases to learn more about how we can assist you. Numerous client references are available upon request.

disability attorneys floridaFlorida Courts, Government and Florida Department of Insurance Information

Federal Courts

The state of Florida has three Federal District Court divisions:

Questions About Hiring Us

Do you work in my state?

Yes. We are a national disability insurance law firm that is available to represent you regardless of where you live in the United States. We have partner lawyers in every state and we have filed lawsuits in most federal courts nationwide. Our disability lawyers represent disability claimants at all stages of a claim for disability insurance benefits. There is nothing that our lawyers have not seen in the disability insurance world.

What are your fees?

Since we represent disability insurance claimants at different stages of a disability insurance claim we offer a variety of different fee options. We understand that claimants living on disability insurance benefits have a limited source of income; therefore we always try to work with the claimant to make our attorney fees as affordable as possible.

The three available fee options are a contingency fee agreement (no attorney fee or cost unless we make a recovery), hourly fee or fixed flat rate.

In every case we provide each client with a written fee agreement detailing the terms and conditions. We always offer a free initial phone consultation and we appreciate the opportunity to work with you in obtaining payment of your disability insurance benefits.

Do I have to come to your office to work with your law firm?

No. For purposes of efficiency and to reduce expenses for our clients we have found that 99% of our clients prefer to communicate via telephone, e-mail, fax, GoToMeeting.com sessions, or Skype. If you prefer an initial in-person meeting please let us know. A disability company will never require you to come to their office and similarly we are set up so that we handle your entire claim without the need for you to come to our office.

How can I contact you?

When you call us during normal business hours you will immediately speak with a disability attorney. We can be reached at 800-682-8331 or by email. Lawyer and staff must return all client calls same day. Client emails are usually replied to within the same business day and seem to be the preferred and most efficient method of communication for most clients.

Dell & Schaefer Client Reviews   *****

William A.

I was hoping for some sort of settlement with my long term disability insurance company but to be honest I didn’t expect to win my case. I contacted Dell & Schaefer in hopes of at least pleading my case. Mr. Gavidia took my case and to his credit and the firm settled for an amount that was more than I expected. Hats off to Mr. Gavidia and his fine staff. Really great people, and so professional.

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