Evansville, Indiana, is only the third most populated city in the state, however, a higher percentage of the population is living with a disability than in Indianapolis or Fort Wayne (the first and second most populated cities in the state, respectively). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 13.8% of the population in Evansville, Indiana is under the age of 65 is living with a disability. Often, the disabling condition is so severe that the individual can no longer earn an income. An Evansville disability lawyer at our firm can help those in Indiana obtain disability benefits while they are unable to work.
Those who suffer from a disabling illness may be eligible to receive disability benefits from a long-term disability insurance policy and/or the Social Security Administration. These benefits make it possible for Evansville residents to afford their regular expenses and medical bills while struggling with a disabling illness.
If your disability claim has been denied or terminated, an experienced attorney such as Nick Ortiz can help you obtain the benefits you deserve. Our practice areas include long-term disability, ERISA, and disability insurance claims that have been wrongfully denied or terminated as well as claims for Social Security Disability benefits (also known as SSDI benefits).
Evansville, Indiana Long Term Disability, ERISA, and Disability Insurance Claims
Our goal is to help claimants who have a wrongfully denied disability insurance claim obtain the benefits they paid for. Our team has years of experience disputing long-term disability denials and we are familiar with the tricks and tactics that the insurance company will use to delay and deny your claim and can provide legal advice to avoid these traps.
We will take on any of the major insurance companies operating in Indiana. We do not charge an attorney fee or administrative costs unless we win your case, so there is no risk in hiring a lawyer to represent you in your long-term disability claim.
We Help With Wrongful Denials and Terminations of Benefits
We assist claimants in the administrative appeal process in hopes of getting the claim approved or reinstated, and, if necessary, we will file a lawsuit against the insurance carrier.
Although we do not typically handle short-term disability cases, we may be able to help if you also have a long-term disability policy that will also be impacted.
If the insurance company has offered you a lump sum to buy out your claim, we can help you evaluate the fairness of the offer and possibly negotiate a larger settlement amount.
We Represent Claimants Nationwide
Many of the long-term disability claimants that contact our office ask the same question: “Can you still represent me even if I’m not in your local area?”
The answer is yes! We represent individuals anywhere in the United States, even anywhere in the world! The Ortiz Law Firm is based primarily in Pensacola, Florida, but because most group plans are governed by ERISA, Nick Ortiz can handle a disability insurance case anywhere in the United States.
ERISA Disability Insurance Claims
Most of these cases are governed by a federal regulation called the Employee Retirement Income Security Act or ERISA. Under ERISA, you do not have the right to a jury trial, and – in most cases – you do not have the right to engage in extensive discovery. This means that most of the work is paper-driven, involves a lot of brief writing, and a lot of correspondence by mail. It is highly unlikely that a court appearance will be required, and as a result, we can handle a federal court case anywhere in the state.
Nick Ortiz can either be admitted to your local federal court by what we would call a pro hac vice admission, or he can file a lawsuit here in Florida. If we cannot assist you, we will make every effort to refer you to another law firm that can.
It would be a privilege to discuss your claim with you, and our attorneys are ready to fight for the denied disability benefits that you deserve. Our attorneys evaluate every claim on a case-by-case basis, so do not let our location discourage you from seeking assistance. Contact us today at (888) 321-8131 to schedule a free consultation with one of the attorneys at our office.
Evansville Courts, Government, and Department of Insurance Information
United States District Court | Southern District of Indiana
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Official government website for the State of Indiana
Indiana Department of Insurance
Southern District of Indiana Case Summary
This case was not handled by the attorneys at our firm, but it is summarized to help claimants better understand how these cases are evaluated by federal courts.
Court Rules Claimant’s Lawsuit is Frivolous
Evansville Social Security Disability Lawyers
Although we are based in Pensacola, Florida, we represent Evansville Social Security Disability claimants. In fact, we help claimants through the state of Indiana, including Vincennes, Lawrenceville, Washington, Bedford, Bloomington, Columbus, Seymour, New Albany, Louisville, Shively, Newburg, Shepherdsville, Fort Knox, Radcliff, Elizabethtown, Bowling Green, Sugar Grove, Madisonville, Princeton, Paducah, Metropolis, Henderson, Owensboro, Boonville, Tell City, Jasper, Effingham, Vandalia, Salem, Mt. Vernon, Benton, West Frankfort, Harrisburg, Carbondale, and Marion.
Our Social Security Disability lawyers assist claimants with Social Security Disability Claims at the initial application, reconsideration, hearing levels of the process. If you are struggling to obtain your Social Security Disability benefits then contact us today for a free consultation.
Evansville SSA Locations and Resources
Directions to the local Social Security Administration Offices
Information about the Evansville Office of Hearing Operations / Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
Call Ortiz Law Firm for a Free Case Evaluation with an Evansville Disability Lawyer
In summary, you should not allow our geographic location to limit your contacting us to see what we can do to help you. We represent disability claimants nationwide, and we only get paid if you get paid. Our law office offers a free case evaluation for long-term disability claims that have been denied or terminated and Social Security claimants from the initial application process to the hearing stage. We have recovered millions in benefits.
Please give us a call right away at (888) 321-8131 or contact us online to discuss how a disability attorney at our law office can help with your case. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your legal rights with you.