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Life, Health & Disability Insurance Lawyer in San Mateo

San Francisco Bay Area Insurance Litigation AttorneysWe Sue Life Insurance, Health Insurance and Long-Term Care Disability Insurance Companies

Whether you had a private disability insurance policy, or your insurance was provided through your employer as part of your total compensation and benefits package, you may have been shocked by an insurer’s failure to pay a legitimate claim.

Or, your insurer may be dragging out processing your claim unreasonably. You may be stymied in getting the health care that you need because of your disability insurer’s and/or health insurance company’s neglect as they delay or refuse to pay. A life insurance company may be using technicalities to avoid making good on a valid life insurance claim.

If you have been frustrated in your attempts to collect benefits that you are entitled to through life, health, long-term care or disability insurance, we can help. Contact Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos to schedule a free initial consultation at our San Mateo office.

Has Your Insurer Denied or Delayed a Claim in Bad Faith?

Our San Mateo life insurance denial attorneys are experienced at bringing insurance claims to adjusters who have denied or delayed claims in bad faith back to the table. We force their hands when they are plainly reneging on policies that they issued and collected premiums on. If necessary, we sue under ERISA to help our clients obtain the insurance benefits that are rightfully theirs under an employer-sponsored life insurance or long-term disability plan. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974), “is a federal law that sets minimum standards for most voluntarily established pension and health plans in private industry to provide protection for individuals in these plans.” “ERISA requires plans to establish a grievance and appeals process for participants to get benefits from their plans; and gives participants the right to sue for benefits and breaches of fiduciary duty.”

San Mateo Life, Health and Disability Insurance Denials and Remedies for Private Policies

Private insurance which you have bought on your own, not through your employer, is not subject to ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act). This means that you are not restricted to recovery of benefits owed plus attorneys’ fees when you win in an insurance dispute with a private insurer.

You may in fact be entitled to punitive damages after a private insurer, in bad faith, has withheld life insurance benefits that you are rightfully entitled to. If your claim has been denied

Contact Us Today for a Free Initial Consultation

There is no need to face an insurance dispute on your own. Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos offers free initial consultations to help you understand your rights and legal remedies in these situations.

Learn how our lawyers can help you recover payment needed for medical bills and other expenses that are supposed to be included in your insurance benefits according to your insurance policy. Contact us online or call (650) 345-8484 to speak with us today.

Client Reviews

    I retained Ilya Frangos of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos on a business litigation matter involving a frivolous lawsuit filed in federal court. Ilya guided me through the case and helped make sure that I understood the process… He always took the time to answer all my questions and helped put my mind at ease. I would highly recommend him and this firm!


    I called Mr Frye after my wife had passed away… John listened to my case over the phone, after aggreeing to represent me, handled everything from there… I have already recommended Mr Frye to a friend for help with a similiar case and would without reserve recommend him to anybody. He came highly recommended as an expert in these type cases, and I believe he demonstrated this personally.


    Chantel Fitting is as good as it gets. If you have been injured, need help and cant get what you know you deserve from one of the big insurance companies, then you have got to call Chantel. She will fight for you like it was her that was hurt… She cares. Call her. You wont be sorry you did.

    Cindy C.

    A great experience. Excellent law firm which treats their client’s with the utmost respect. Very knowledgeable and made me fell extremely secure when handling my personal injury claim. Would highly recommend Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos to handle your next case.

    Lisa D.

    I was fortunate enough to have been represented and retained by this law firm for my injuries sustained by an under insured motorist. I must say Chantel Fitting and Illya Frangos went above and beyond trying to resolve my case… I would highly recommend this law firm and stop shopping around if you are looking for the best, as this is as good as it gets.

    Joanna K.

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