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Washington Disability Insurance Attorneys

Our Washington 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 Washington and Nationwide as aggressive, competent, and reliable disability insurance lawyers.

disability attorney washingtonIt 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 Washington and if we are not able to assist you with your disability claim, then we may be able to recommend a Washington disability lawyer. If you have a disability insurance claim in either Washington or any other state, contact our disability insurance attorneys for a free consultation.

Washington residents that have had their disability insurance benefits denied can file a lawsuit in the District Court or Superior Court under a limited set of circumstances. Washington’s state appellate courts includes the Court of Appeals and the Washington Supreme Court. If the disability claimant resides in Washington 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 Washington 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. Washington has two Federal District Courts, which are the Eastern and Western District of Washington 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 Washington Department of Insurance there are more than 1,400 insurance companies that sell insurance products in Washington.

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 Washington 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 Washington?

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 Washington disability insurance attorney can usually file a lawsuit in any federal court in any state.

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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   *****

Paige M. (Oklahoma)

I had an excellent experience working with the team at Dell & Schaefer. Ms Rachel Alters & her assistant Sonia Nogueira kept me updated on the status of my appeal on a regular basis & provided same day responses to my email inquiries, often calling to explain certain details that may have been too overwhelming otherwise. They were respectful, professional & extremely patient with me. Rachel was very clear & confident in our conversations & effective in communications with my physicians during the course of documenting my condition.

My case involved a 10-year disability income stream that was suddenly & unexpectedly terminated. The financial situation it created & future uncertainty left me very stressed, so having such an experienced professional representing me was a huge comfort. I am very pleased & grateful that Ms Alters won my appeal. I feel as if a huge weight has been lifted!

***** 5 stars based on 202 reviews

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