Long Term Disability Litigation

New York Disability Benefits Litigator Advocating For Disabled Claimants in Long Term Disability Claim Denials

When your claim has been denied, and all efforts to reverse the decision have been made, you need to join forces with a firm that has demonstrated exceptional litigation know-how in the dizzying field of disability insurance law.  Our firm displays tenacious litigation prowess in state and federal court forums and has brought home victories for our disabled clients time and time again. To discuss your legal options, contact Gisonni Law Firm for a consultation.

We Try the Case Before We File the Lawsuit

The best way to succeed over a disability insurance company in a lawsuit is to beat them at their own game.  That’s why we employ a carefully-crafted strategy in every litigation we advance against unscrupulous disability income insurance companies. From the get go, we outline our trial strategy for you.  You will be privy to all strategic approaches, your time commitment, the cost associated with all actions in the litigation and time frames for the steps to be accomplished.  We listen carefully to what you need and want in the case. Nothing is more important. We will also ask you difficult questions and will always tell you the way we see things, even when it won’t be what you want to hear.

We Have Successfully Battled All of the Disability Insurance Companies

We have litigated cases against all the big disability players in the industry such as Unum, Provident Life and Casualty Insurance Company, The Paul Revere Life Insurance Company, Unum Life Insurance Company of America, Liberty Life Assurance Company, William Penn Life Insurance Company of New York, The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States (now AXA Equitable), The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, MetLife, The Prudential Insurance Company of America, United States Life Insurance Company in the City of New York, SMA Life Assurance Company (now Allmerica Life Insurance and Annuity Company), The Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company and First Unum Life Insurance Company.  For the past two decades, our firm has continually built on the invaluable experiences and knowledge gained in battling these insurers.  Our clients benefit from these experiences.

We Listen to Your Needs

No litigation is entered into lightly.  At Gisonni Law Firm, we understand the stress and emotional commitment a litigation bears on our disabled clients.  We are proud of the lifelong relationships we have built with our clients, past and present.  The greatest gift we bring to our clients is closure in as stress-free a procedure as possible.  We tailor our communications with you to your needs.  If you are the type of person that wants to hear every last detail of the events in the litigation, you will get that.  If you would prefer to be given an update from time to time, we respect your need not to be immersed in the details of our advocacy at all times.

We Have Helped So Many Disabled Individuals

Even though our representation of you is intended to benefit solely you in arriving at an acceptable outcome in your case, sometimes our efforts indirectly benefit other disabled individuals.  When a court decides an issue in a case, that creates precedent that other attorneys and scholars may rely on for eons to come.  We are proud of our firm’s accomplishments in representing clients in cases in which reported decisions have ultimately become precedent for others to rely on in the areas of discovery, pain as an independent basis for disability and pre-existing condition limitation clauses treated as a waiting period as found in group disability policies, to name a few.

One Case Benefitted Thousands of Insureds

The New York State Insurance Department used our case to pay thousands of insureds who had been previously denied because of pre-existing condition limitations in group disability policies.  We took a case from the Federal Circuit Appeals Court in New York City all the way up to the Court of Appeals, the highest court in the State of New York.  After we convinced the high court that our interpretation of the pre-existing condition clause in group disability policies was correct, and MetLife’s interpretation was wrong, the NYS Insurance Department ordered all group disability insurance companies in New York State to reopen claims denied because of a pre-existing condition and pay back benefits to those insureds. In addition to a win for our client, Mitchell Benesowitz, groups and groups of previously denied individuals were finally paid what they were due in disability benefits.

To know more about our legal services, contact Gisonni Law Firm for a consultation.