No one knows what life will bring. To guard against some of life’s “unknowns,” many choose to purchase private disability insurance as a safeguard in the event an injury or illness leaves them disabled. However, many insurance companies do not stand behind the policies they sell and put up a fight when it is time to pay disability benefits.
If you purchased disability insurance, and your claim has been denied, you need experienced bad faith insurance lawyers on your side. At Creitz & Serebin LLP, in San Francisco, our attorneys have been litigating insurance disputes for more than 45 years. During this time, we have successfully enforced our clients’ short- and long-term disability rights against some of the country’s largest insurance carriers.
Our attorneys have a reputation for being skilled, effective litigators. Our creative thinking, sound strategy and courtroom acumen protect clients’ rights and maximize their recovery.
Experienced Advocates Protecting Your Disability Benefits
Self-employed professionals – such as doctors, dentists and lawyers – often purchase their own disability insurance policies. Because these policies are not governed by ERISA, greater compensation is available in a bad faith insurance suit. Available damages include:
- Previously denied disability benefits
- Compensation for pain and suffering
- Attorney fees
- Punitive damages
At Creitz & Serebin, our reputation as experienced and diligent insurance litigators precedes us. We are committed to getting our clients the insurance coverage they were promised, either through negotiations or in the courtroom as necessary.
It was a great relief to know someone was on your side.
For assistance with disability benefits, contact our firm at 415-466-3090 to schedule a consultation.