- 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 West Virginia?
- West Virginia Courts, Government and West Virginia Department of Insurance Information
Our West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia and if we are not able to assist you with your disability claim, then we may be able to recommend a West Virginia disability lawyer. If you have a disability insurance claim in either West Virginia or any other state, contact our disability insurance attorneys for a free consultation.
West Virginia residents that have had their disability insurance benefits denied can file a lawsuit in the Circuit Court under a limited set of circumstances. West Virginia’s state appellate courts includes the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. If the disability claimant resides in West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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. West Virginia has two Federal District Courts, which are the Northern and Southern District of West Virginia 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 West Virginia Department of Insurance there are more than 1,300 insurance companies that sell insurance products in West Virginia.
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 West Virginia 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. Click here to see how we increase efficiency and reduce legal expenses for our clients.
Do I Have to File My Disability Denial Lawsuit in West Virginia?
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 West Virginia disability insurance attorney can usually file a lawsuit in any federal court in any state.
West Virginia State Legal Resources
- West Virginia Court System Official Website
- West Virginia Court Structure Chart
- Official Government Website of the State of West Virginia – Information regarding the state of West Virginia governmental entities resources
- West Virginia Department of Insurance – Regulates all insurance companies that do business in West Virginia
- United States Court Of Appeals for The Fourth Circuit – This court has jurisdiction over appeals from United States District Courts located in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia
- Northern District of West Virginia Federal Court
- Southern District of West Virginia Federal Court