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IN PERSON:

Rodrigo Neves

Insurance

Company Denies

Accidental Death

Claim

31-year-old Rodrigo Neves had always

had steady work in construction. He had

been fortunate enough to be hired by a

large, reputable construction company

that offered benefits for himself and

his family, and he had liked the flexible

schedule the job allowed. While safety

on the job had always been a concern

given the “high risk” nature of his work,

after more than ten years “accident free”,

Rodrigo had felt like he had nothing to

worry about.

THE PHONE CALL THAT

CHANGED EVERYTHING

Rodrigo’s wife, Kristine Neves, was

the one to answer the phone on the

rainy Saturday morning that changed

everything. Rodrigo usually didn’t

work on the weekend, but decided the

overtime couldn’t hurt.

When the voice on the other end of the

phone told her that her husband had

slipped on the job site and was being

rushed to emergency, she didn’t know

what to do. Her husband had tripped on

a support beam and hit his head, and the

prognosis did not look good.

By the time she arrived at the hospital,

her husband had already passed away.

Kristine was beyond devastated. How

could this have happened to Rodrigo?

INSURANCE COMPANY DENIES

ACCIDENTAL DEATH AND

DISMEMBERMENT BENEFIT

In the weeks following her husband’s

tragic death, Kristine, with the support of

her family, filed a claim under Rodrigo’s

Accidental Death and Dismemberment

policy equivalent to two times her

husband’s annual salary as the benefit

booklet stated. As her husband’s

beneficiary, Kristine anticipated receiving

an insurance benefit that would allow

her to remain financially stable during

her time of need- after all, she had

her children to think about, and her

mortgage still needed to be paid.

Rodrigo Neves’ wife was devistated when her

husband passed away after a tragic accident.

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