“A Marketing Project Analyst from Washington was in a serious car accident which caused severe low back pain and leg numbness. Her condition exacerbated depression symptoms as well. She couldn’t stay seated for more than a few minutes without sharp pain, so she was forced to stop work. She applied for long-term disability benefits to replace part of her income, but the insurance company denied her application because they said she could still work.
She was concerned about her lost income, so she called Fields Disability for help. Our team contacted all our client’s doctors for updated medical records and for reports that specifically spoke to our client’s ability to work. Our attorneys kept our client updated at all steps and drafted a strong appeal to the insurance company based on the updated medical records. The insurance company did not reverse it’s decision and our attorneys filed a lawsuit in federal court. While prepping for a hearing, our attorneys agreed with the insurance company to mediate the claim, and ultimately Fields Disability attorneys negotiated a generous lump-sum settlement. Our client was happy to be done fighting her insurance company, and was pleased with the diligent advocacy from Fields Disability.”