Don’t Fear the Lawsuit – Insurance Claim Denials

Don’t Fear the Lawsuit – Insurance Claim Denials

If your insurance company has denied your long-term disability benefits, and you have appealed with no results, it may be time to hire a lawyer.

However, the thought of a lawsuit may be downright terrifying to you. Whether it’s due to a negative past experience or a fear of the unknown, there are many valid reasons why you may be wary of taking legal action against your insurance company.

Two of the most common reasons why claimants are reluctant to approach a lawyer are a fear of being charged more than they can afford and having no control over the outcome of their case.

How do we allay these fears at Share Lawyers?

We choose not to charge an hourly fee but instead, work on a No Win / No Fee basis. Hiring a lawyer on this basis means that you don’t pay any money unless your lawyer wins your case. Fees are calculated as a percentage of the total amount recovered, and this percentage is laid out in the retainer agreement so there are no surprises after the case has begun. This fee arrangement assures our clients that we are working diligently to win them the maximum settlement possible. When our clients win, we win. It’s a mutually beneficial arrangement that puts our clients minds at ease and encourages trust.

At Share Lawyers, we also like to keep our clients informed at every stage of their case. Transparency is essential. We advise our clients about what the law says about their case and lay out the options, but it is up to the client to decide what they want. While we provide expert guidance and direction; ultimately, the decision to submit, accept and/or reject a settlement is up to the client.

We also encourage our clients to ask questions and share their concerns from the outset–we believe this is so important that we have a client service lawyer dedicated to providing our clients with clarity on matters pertaining to their case. These measures give the client an active role in their case and help to demystify the legal process.

Ultimately, deciding to hire a lawyer, and choosing the right one, is a personal matter. You should always try to find a lawyer with whom you feel comfortable. Booking a free, no-obligation consultation is a good way to get a sense of the lawyer’s experience and approach.

To learn about what to expect if you choose to sue your insurance company, click here.

Has your long-term disability claim been denied? Contact Share Lawyers and put our experience to work for you. We offer free consultations and there are no fees unless we win.

We have recently settled cases against Sun Life, Blue Cross, BMO, SSQ and many more.

Find out if you have a Disability Case.