In a recent insurance-bad faith matter handled by Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP, William Shernoff, Evangeline Grossman and Samuel Bruchey were able to help a family get a financial settlement after being denied a pay out by a life insurance company when a family member passed away.
A Tragic Story
A man had purchased life insurance from a global insurance company that is over 100 years old and that boasts more than $100 billion in assets. Following the man’s tragic death in a car accident, the insurance company denied the life insurance claim in spite of the family’s best efforts to produce documentation that the insurance company was responsible. The company claimed that the father’s policy had lapsed, but the firm’s position was that the company acted in bad-faith and was negligent in processing the man’s reinstatement application. After the firm aggressively pursued the claim on behalf of the client, they were able to reach a settlement that pleased the family without having to go to court.
Praise from a Client
After successfully battling on behalf of our client, we were sent the following message:
I have been wanting to share some good news with you all, and thank your team so very much on behalf of myself and my kids. With great thanks to all of you who worked so very hard on our case, and brought us great results, I was able to purchase three detached condo homes … and they are completely paid for. These purchases allowed me to provide a home for my special needs son. You have no idea what impact this has had on his self esteem. I hope to move his brother to be with him someday as well. The rent from these two homes along with social security will provide me with a very comfortable retirement when the time comes. Currently, the rent is providing extra income for me and my two kids still living at home. As you know, all of my kids are adopted and they lost their dad in a terrible accident. The impact of losing their natural parents as well as their adoptive father has been very hard on them… however, all of you have enabled them to see some light at the end of the tunnel by negotiating a very much needed financial settlement for all of us. You have lived up to your wonderful reputation and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for going to bat for us in this difficult case.
There are a number of ways to get results on behalf of a client, and the attorneys at Shernoff Bidart Echeverria have had success with all of them.