It was good working with the Pepper Law Firm during my long term disability claim. Having worked as a sales professional with many roles within a small company, it was difficult to express the vocational intricacies of my position, thus difficult to gain the understanding of my insurance carrier. Finding someone with the unique expertise of long term disability is rare, that's where having Ross and Matt as advocates was a great benefit.
I needed three key things from my long term disability attorney:
- A) Specialized knowledge of long term disability law, not Social Security!
- B) Medical understanding and compassion for my situation.
- C) Passion and motivation to get things accomplished
Ross and Matt checked all of those boxes!
My name is Tom Anderson and I live in Columbia, TN. In 2014, I was working for a fortune 500 company and an illness led to me becoming disabled. My company had great benefits including a Long-Term Disability policy that is supposed to pay me 70% of my salary until age 65 if I was to become disabled. Of course, the large insurance company waited 6 months to deny my claim. You can just imagine how I was struggling with becoming disabled at the age of 50, being single and now no income for the past 6 months.
Around September of 2014, I called two different law firms that advertised on the TV stating that they could help me fight the big insurance company. Both law firms talked about how hard it was going to be to prove disability, that I didn't have a good chance to win and it was going to cost a lot of money to win. After I saw the cost, I was sure that I would never get my money.
I had a Real Estate Attorney friend that suggested Pepper Law. I called and they wanted to meet me in person and discuss the case. They put together a compensation plan that was a win/win for both of us. The staff and attorneys were great from the start. They seemed more concerned with my health than anything else. The lawyers obtained all my medical records, obtained letters from several of my doctors stating my condition and affidavits from my employer, friends and past customers to verify how my illness progressed. They put this all together and filed an appeal with the insurance company and WON! Just 5 months from phone call to my first check. It was definitely a win/win for both.
I am still receiving my checks and it feels so much better to have that stress off my shoulders. I am a fan Pepper Law and truly don't believe I would have won my case using those national firms on television.