Common Misconceptions about Disability Insurance Law: Pt 2

Common Misconceptions about Disability Insurance Law: Pt 2

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“It shouldn’t take long to settle one of these cases!”

In the first blog in this series, we discussed how “easy” it is to get a settlement of your disability claim. For many clients, the idea of it being easy to get a settlement also means that it should happen very quickly, or “It shouldn’t take long to settle my case!”

What may seem straightforward to you, is usually anything but. When it comes to convincing an insurance company that they should fork over a settlement to you it isn’t’ so easy. Time is not on your side, which is something we truly understand, but time is definitely on the insurance company’s side as money they don’t have to spend on settling your case can be reinvested into more profitable ventures to return big value to their shareholders.

While we do everything we can to expedite the process, the best results are obtained by putting together all of the necessary information to put your best case forward which takes time. The insurance company is hoping that you’ll give up, go away, or just go back to work, thus proving that they were right all along – that you were not suffering from a disabling medical condition.  

The length of time it takes to settle a case differs from one case to the next, but it is rare that a case can be settled without significant gathering of documentation and persuasive evidence that you are deserving of benefits.

 

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