It takes an accidental death and life insurance attorney with experience when handling the matter of an accidental death or life insurance claim. Add life insurance and accidental death claims that are covered under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and you need an accidental death and life insurance attorney with a unique ERISA focus.
ERISA was originally passed into law to help employees and their loved ones retain benefits received by their employers. But, ERISA has increasingly been siding with employers. That’s why it’s critical that a highly qualified ERISA attorney be consulted as soon as possible when a claim under ERISA is made.
Many times when it comes to accidental death and life insurance claims, there are many policies—both ERISA and non-ERISA—that must be dealt with. When that’s the case, it makes sense to engage an ERISA attorney who can deal with all of the claims, often using the same evidence, research and witnesses, thus saving the cost off additional attorneys.
Michael Bartolic has been a practicing ERISA lawyer for many years and opened his own practice in 2009 in the Chicago area. He is highly qualified to practice law in ERISA and non-ERISA matters.