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After a catastrophe strikes your home or commercial building, one thing you don't want to deal with is a dispute with your insurance company over your claim.  After an event, such as a fire or natural disaster, it is not unusual for insurers to deny your claim outright, deny that some items are covered, offer to only pay only a portion of the claim or refuse to pay additional living expenses you have incurred due to the damage.

MFTL has represented clients that have been denied claims by their insurance carrier, such as this case where a client's insurance company denied paying for a new roof destroyed by the remnants of Hurricane Ike.

If you feel you hav been wrongfully denied your benefit, contact MFTL and let them evaluate your legal situation.

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Everyone makes mistakes, even attorneys.  We are sometimes asked what can a person do when their attorney makes a mistake so critical that it costs them in losing their claim against another party.  In such a case, an attorney can be sued for legal malpractice.

Consider the case of a client that was blinded in his right eye by a high pressure hose at work. The nozzle on the high pressure handle broke, flinging the coupling towards his face and blinding him in one eye. He hired a local lawyer who missed the statute of limitations. A settlement was reached with the insurance carrier for the lawyer.

Mehr Fairbanks Trial Lawyers represented claimants in the following types of legal malpractice claims:

  1. Missed statute of limitation on a defective product.
  2. Missed statute of limitation in a medical malpractice case.
  3. Missed statute of limitations in an automobile case.
  4. Missed statute of limitation in a worker's compensation case (verdict rendered Laurel Circuit Court) in the amount of $51,549.95.
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Many people rely on Social Security benefits to support them if they become disabled.  Benefits are typically paid for injuries or illnesses that are expected to result in death or last for at least a year.  But it is not unusual for benefits to be initially denied.  As many as one-half of initial requests are denied. 

There are many reasons for denying benefits.  But it is important to know that you can appeal this decision.  And it is good advice to seek representation by someone who understands the process and can assist you in completing the proper steps to get your benefits restored.  The attorneys at MFTL can assist you in this process.  Click on the "Do I Have a Case" link on the right, and we will evaluate your situation.

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Mehr Fairbanks Trial Lawyers frequently represents people who have been injured in a variety of accidents.  Car wrecks, medical mishaps, and falls can frequently devastate a family.  Prompt and fair payment by insurance is sometimes absent.  In those circumstances, the injured party has a right to sue the negligent person or company.  The injured party can recover medical expenses, lost wages, damage to future earning capacity and pain and suffering damages.

These cases can sometimes be settled through negotiation.  Other cases must be tried before a judge or jury.  Let MFTL assess your options and get you on the road to financial recovery.

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UnumProvident Disability Claims Previously Denied

UnumProvident recently agreed to reconsider approximately 200,000 denied disability claims. You may get a long letter indicating that you can have your claim reassessed. This applies to claims denied or closed since January 1, 2000. They must also allow for reassessment, upon request, of claims similarly denied or closed between January 1, 1997 and December 31, 1999.

If you have made a claim under a long-term disability policy provided by or administered by:

  • Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company
  • First UnumProvident Corp.
  • Unum Life Insurance Company of America
  • Paul Revere Life Insurance Company or
  • Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company

and have had your claim denied, you may be eligible for substantial additional benefits.

If your statute of limitations had previously run out, you may now be eligible to file a complaint.

For much more information regarding our disability practice, check out Mehr Disability Law Group.

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Slip and fall accidents are among the most common types of accidents.  And with an aging population, more of these occur each year.  Often these are caused by insufficient lighting, wet or uneven surfaces, poor conditions or lack of proper accessibility.  Each situation is unique.  The injured party can recover medical expenses, lost wages, damage to future earning capacity and pain and suffering damages.   MFTL can help assist you in evaluating your options if you have this type of accident.

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