Disability coverage is designed to protect you when illness or injury prevents you from earning an income. A prolonged disability is physically, financially, and emotionally draining. We recognize that at such times our clients are especially vulnerable to aggressive insurance company tactics. We are here to level the playing field. We handle long term disability claims of every stripe, whether the coverage was provided as an employee benefit (ERISA), or obtained by the purchase of a private insurance policy.
This is a highly specialized area of law, and there are only a handful of lawyers in this state who regularly handle these cases. Click on our sample cases above, and you will get an idea of our experience. Our attorneys have frequently been invited to write papers and lecture to other attorneys on this area of law. We handle every stage of the claim – from the original application for benefits, through the administrative appeal process, to litigation in the federal and state courts of Georgia. We have handled claims against all the major disability insurers, including UnumProvident, The Hartford, MetLife, CIGNA, Liberty Mutual, Jefferson Pilot, Aetna, and others. We have experience with a vast array of medical conditions, ranging from back injuries, to rheumatological conditions, fibromyalgia, cancer, cardiac conditions, mental and emotional disorders, sleep disorders, brain injuries, and many others.