Employee Benefits, Insurance, & ERISA Litigation
Texas Employee Benefits Attorney • Dallas Benefit Denial Lawyer
James L. Johnson
Insurance Coverage Disputes • Disability • LTD • STD • Health • Life • Accidental Death • ERISA
If your insurance claim or employee benefit claim has been denied, you need to put an experienced attorney at your side. Contact us at the insurance and employee benefits law offices of The Johnson Law Firm. I know the relevant laws and how employers and insurance companies try to get around them.
ERISA plans may provide benefits through an insurance policy or may be self-insured by the employer. They may provide health/medical, long-term disability (LTD), short-term disability (STD), life insurance, benefits for loss of life or accidental death, or retirement/pension benefits. Some plans cover only occupational accidents.
Many workers have never heard of ERISA until they’ve been denied an insurance benefit. That’s why it is so important to contact us at The Johnson Law Firm. You should speak to an attorney as soon as your benefits claim has been unfairly denied.
ERISA claimants are entitled to administratively appeal the denial of their claims, and generally must do so before filing a lawsuit. The administrative appeal is very important. It offers the best opportunity for you to submit additional evidence supporting your claim. Courts generally refuse to consider evidence that was not submitted during the administrative process. With my long experience with ERISA cases, I can help you make the most of the administrative process.
If litigation becomes necessary, ERISA claims can be filed in federal court. ERISA cases are usually decided on the basis of written motions, and all the federal courts in Texas use electronic filing of such motions and other submissions. Travel to the courthouse is seldom necessary. I am admitted to practice in all four of the districts into which the Texas federal courts are organized. The Northern District consists of divisions in Dallas, Fort Worth, Abilene, San Angelo, Amarillo, Wichita Falls and Lubbock. The Southern District consists of divisions in Galveston, Houston, Laredo, Brownsville, Victoria, Corpus Christi and McAllen. The Eastern District consists of divisions in Tyler, Beaumont, Sherman, Marshall, Texarkana and Lufkin. The Western District consists of divisions in Austin, Waco, El Paso, San Antonio, Del Rio, Pecos and Midland-Odessa.
Misrepresentations that may result in liability include deceptive or misleading representations about the terms of an insurance policy or the benefits promised by the policy. A misrepresentation may include an untrue statement of material fact, or a failure to state a material fact necessary to make other statements not misleading under the circumstances, or making a statement in a manner that would mislead a reasonably prudent person to a false conclusion of a material fact.
Employee Benefits Litigation, Insurance Litigation, and ERISA Litigation
- Health/medical insurance claims
- Insurance coverage disputes and insurance policy litigation
- Disability claims
- Bad faith claim denials
- Employee benefit denials
- ERISA administrative appeals
- ERISA litigation
- Accidental death and disability (AD&D) claims
- Short-term disability (STD) claims
- Long-term disability (LTD) claims
- Life insurance claims
- Retirement/pension benefit claims
- Automobile insurance claims
We do not handle workers’ compensation cases.
Free Consultation • Contingency or Hourly Fees
James L. Johnson has more than twenty-six years of experience litigating insurance claims throughout Texas, particularly in northeast Texas. We also represent ERISA clients statewide.
Call us at the Texas ERISA and Dallas insurance law attorney’s office of The Johnson Law Firm for a free consultation.
James L. Johnson
The Johnson Law Firm
Texas Employee Benefits Attorney
Dallas Benefit Denial Lawyer
6500 Greenville Avenue, Suite 345
Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: 214-363-1629 Fax: 214-363-9173