Will the disability insurance company pay my attorney fees and cost if I win my Appeal?
A disability insurance company is not required to pay for any attorney fees or cost that are incurred during either the ERISA administrative appeal process or any pre-lawsuit matters. Attorney fees can only be awarded by a Court if a claimant wins their disability case after a lawsuit has been filed.
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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.
David F. (Hawaii)
My experience with Dell & Schaefer was beyond my expectations and during a very stressful time. Stephen F. Jessup was eager to help us when we first contact the office about 5 years ago. He was stellar with this follow up, extremely knowledgeable in the Cigna arena, and had some great out of the box ideas. What I appreciated the most about Stephan and Dell & Schaefer was how they stuck with us the entire time we were fighting the Cigna machine. There was times I was ready to give up but Stephan encouraged us to keep going.
We ended up settling a few days ago and it was well beyond our wildest dreams! To top it off, we were about 4,000 miles away from Stephen as we lived in Hawaii when we started working with Stephen and even though our time zone was 6 hours a part he was able to stay connected and represent us from afar.