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Disability Insurance At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, our seasoned team of professionals have over 100 years of combined legal experience handling complex legal matters.

Los Angeles Disability Insurance Lawyers

Prepared to Hold Insurance Companies Accountable for Bad Faith Practices

People purchase long-term disability insurance to protect against the loss of income that can result from a debilitating illness or injury. Although you hope never to have to use long-term disability insurance, this coverage can provide a vital source of income to you and your family while you are unable to work. Unfortunately, many insurance companies fail to provide insurance coverage according to the terms of the long-term disability policy.

When this happens, families can suffer immense financial hardship as a result. Few law firms anywhere in California or in the United States can match Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP’s resolve and skill representing clients in bad faith insurance claims. Our Los Angeles disability insurance lawyers are committed to providing decisive, strategic representation for people who have been harmed by insurance bad faith.

Ready to get started with a claim? Call (866) 634-4525 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. 

What Counts as Bad Faith in Disability Insurance Claims?

Many insurance companies engage in shameless actions to avoid paying disability claims. For example, insurance companies may hire a doctor to examine the claimant. Although these doctors are supposed to be independent, they generally make diagnoses that are in the best interests of the insurance company. In particularly egregious situations, a doctor may confirm that a person is, in fact, disabled – but the insurance company will still ignore their recommendations.

Sometimes, an insurance company may disregard a doctor’s opinion and simply find another doctor who will toe the party line. In other situations, insurance companies will actively spy on claimants or unreasonably target claims for denial. All of these actions could potentially be considered bad faith practices and make the insurer liable for your damages.

Some other examples of insurer conduct that could be categorized as bad faith:

  • Using abusive and/or coercive tactics to settle a disability claim
  • Purposely misinterpreting policy language to avoid accepting coverage
  • Using an inappropriate or deceptive standard as a basis to deny the claim
  • Failing to appropriately investigate the claim
  • Making unreasonable demands related to the individual’s disability claim

A Record of Success in Insurance Bad Faith Litigation

Our law firm has had particular success taking on insurance companies who fail to live up to the terms of their policies. Most recently, our attorneys Mark Quigley and Ivan Puchalt tried and won a case against UNUM for their failure to live up to the terms of an individual disability insurance policy. The jury found in favor of our client and awarded $4.2 million to our client. Of this $4.2 million, $3 million of this award was allocated for punitive damages. These damages are intended to prevent future egregious acts by UNUM and other similarly situated companies.

At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, our Los Angeles attorneys accept all insurance bad faith claims on a contingency basis. That means you will not pay any attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation for your losses so that you can focus on recovering from your serious injuries. Because we understand that it can be difficult for our injured clients to meet with our attorneys at our offices, we will also meet you wherever is convenient to discuss your bad faith disability claim.

Call Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP at (866) 634-4525 today to review your legal options with a qualified attorney.

Helping Our Clients Tell Their Story & Get the Compensation They Deserve

Awards & Associations

  • Best Law Firms by US News
    Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms,” Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP ranks as Tier 1 Personal Injury firm in Los Angeles.
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    Founding partners Browne Greene and Bruce A. Broillet are both members of the exclusive invite-only Inner Circle of Advocates, as two of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in America.
    All of our attorneys are proud to be active members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association or LACBA.
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Many firm members have been honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California, including Browne Greene, Christine Spagnoli, and Bruce Broillet, recipients of the Marvin E. Lewis Award. In addition, attorneys Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr, Molly McKibben, and Tobin Lanzetta has been honored with the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.
  • Best Lawyers
    All 15 of our attorneys have been selected to Best Lawyers® after an extensive peer review process.
  • Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019
    Our attorneys were featured in TopVerdict for having one of the Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019, with $15 million won for the plaintiff in Keck v. Bel-Air Bay Club.
  • Super Lawyers®
    Our firm has more attorneys on the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists than any other law firm in Southern California, with 15 members selected.
    Several partners are active members in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, with attorneys Browne Greene, Bruce Broillet, and Christine Spagnoli named “Trial Lawyer of the Year."
    Firm partners Christine D. Spagnoli and Molly McKibben have both been honored by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and are active members.
  • Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019
    After winning $2.6 million for the plaintiff’s side in a head-on collision case, our victory was named in the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019 by TopVerdict.
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
    Recipients of this recognition are held up to the same standards as for The Best Lawyers in America, but only legal professionals in the first ten years of their careers qualify. Four attorneys at GBW have been recognized with this award in 2021.
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    Several of our partners are members in the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national invite-only association consisting of the most experienced trial lawyers.
  • Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019
    Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, was featured by TopVerdict in the Top 100 Settlements across all practice areas in California for 2019.
  • International Society of Barristers
    Our team includes several Fellows and Associates with the invite-only International Society of Barristers in recognition of their trial advocacy.
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    Bruce A. Broillet and Christine D. Spagnoli are Fellows with the invite-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a group of elite trial lawyers from over 30 countries.
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    A preeminent trial lawyers’ organization in North America, the American College of Trial Lawyers have elected firm partners Bruce Broillet, Mark Quigley, and Geoffrey Wells as Fellows.

Why Choose Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP?

  • Decades of Legal Experience
  • Billions Recovered For Our Clients
  • We're Always Available For Our Clients & Offer Free Consultations
  • We've Taken On Some of The Largest Corporations & Insurance Agencies


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