We cannot predict the future. You could be driving to work one morning and be struck by an uninsured driver, suffering severe spinal injuries in the process. You may be unexpectedly diagnosed with cancer. There are an endless combination of illnesses and injuries that would leave an individual no longer be able to work; so what can you do to protect yourself?
The Social Security Administration has a federal disability program that you have likely paid into over the years, but your condition must last, or be expected to last, a period of 12 months or longer. Group and individual disability insurance policies may provide short term disability benefits and long term disability benefits. If you cannot work due to a covered illness or injury, you may be eligible to receive such disability benefits.
Long Term Disability, ERISA, and Disability Insurance Claims in Dallas
We’re here to help you get the benefits you deserve from your insurance company. We know all the sneaky ways insurance companies might try to avoid paying your claim, and we’re prepared to fight for your disability benefits. You will not owe us any lawyer fees or costs unless we win your case.
We help people to appeal if their claim is denied or terminated. If we need to, we will even take the insurance company to court for you. If the insurance company tries to give you a one-time payment to end your claim, we can help you decide if it’s a fair offer and maybe negotiate with them to increase the amount.
Ortiz Law Firm Helps Dallas Residents with Long Term Disability Claims
We often get asked, “Can I hire you if I don’t live near you?” The answer is a big yes! In fact, our lead attorney, Nick Ortiz, is licensed to practice law in Texas! We can represent people in Texas and actually anywhere in the United States – even anywhere in the world!
Most long-term disability plans are regulated by ERISA. This means we just have to send your appeal letter and any supporting documents to the insurance company by fax, email, or mail. If we need to go to court, most of the work involves paperwork, writing legal briefs, and mailing letters. Court appearances are rare, which means we can handle a case in any federal court in the country. Mr. Ortiz can file a lawsuit in your local federal court, or here in Florida. Each case is unique, so we evaluate them all individually.
Dallas Courts, Government, and Department of Insurance Information
Northern District of Texas Case Summaries
Dallas Social Security Disability Claims
Ortiz Law Firm helps people in Dallas who are applying for Social Security Disability. We can assist you with:
- Initial Application
- Request for Reconsideration (if applicable)
- Hearing Before an Administrative Law Judge
However, we don’t take cases to the Appeals Council or Federal Court, but we could recommend another lawyer who does.
Dallas SSA Locations and Resources
Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a Dallas Disability Lawyer
Do not worry if our office is not near by. We have helped clients across the country for many years, and we are ready to help you get the benefits you need. We have won millions in benefits. If you cannot work because of an illness or injury, call our office at (888) 321-8131 to schedule a free consultation.