- 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 New York?
- New York Courts, Government and New York Department of Insurance Information
Our New York 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 New York 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 New York and if we are not able to assist you with your disability claim, then we may be able to recommend a New York disability lawyer. If you have a disability insurance claim in either New York or any other state, contact our disability insurance attorneys for a free consultation.
New York residents that have had their disability insurance benefits denied can file a lawsuit in the Civil Curt of New York (NY City residents), NY County Courts (Outside NY City) or Supreme Courts under a limited set of circumstances. The NY Court system structure is different than any other court in the country. Click here to learn more about the NY court structure. New York’s highest court is called the Court of Appeals. If the disability claimant resides in New York 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 New York 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. New York has four Federal District Courts, which are the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western District of New York Federal Courts. An ERISA governed disability claim denial lawsuit can usually be filed in any state that the insurance company conducts business. According to the New York Department of Insurance there are more than 1,600 insurance companies that sell insurance products in New York.
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 New York 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 New York?
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 New York disability insurance attorney can usually file a lawsuit in any federal court in any state.
New York Courts, Government and New York Department of Insurance Information
- New York Court System Official Website
- New York Court of Appeals – Most states call their highest court the Supreme Court, but New York’s highest state court is the New York Court of Appeals and the lower court is the Supreme Court.
- New York Court Structure Chart
- Official Government Website of the State of New York – Information regarding the state of New York governmental entities resources.
- New York Department of Insurance – Regulates all insurance companies that do business in New York.
- United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit – This court has jurisdiction over appeals from Connecticut, New York, and Vermont.
- Eastern District of New York Federal Court
- Northern District of New York Federal Court
- Southern District of New York Federal Court
- Western District of New York Federal Court