Goodman Acker Team

Short and Long-Term Disability

Detroit Disability Attorneys

Long-Term and Short-Term Disability Appeals

If you have short or long-term disability insurance, have sustained an injury that prevents you from working, and have had your application for benefits denied, choosing an experienced lawyer to assist you with the appeals process can increase your chances of receiving benefits. Filing an appeal for a disability claim can be a very complex undertaking for a person to handle on their own without representation. Missing an important deadline or accidentally saying the wrong thing to an insurance adjuster could end up compromising a filer’s chance of receiving benefits. With so much that could potentially go wrong, don't risk the outcome of your case by not teaming up with an attorney.


Goodman Acker P.C. is backed by a 99% success rate. Request a free consultation today.


How Can a Disability Attorney Help with the Appeals Process?

Our attorneys have significant experience handling disability claim appeals and know how to abide by rules set forth by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), which governs employer-provided group long-term disability insurance. One of the ways an attorney can help with your appeal is by preparing your claims file for a lawsuit. Many people are surprised to find that when they sue their insurance company, they are forbidden from introducing any new evidence outside of that it contained in their claims file. Often, insurance company records are biased and likely do not have all of the relevant medical evidence necessary to prove your work-related limitations. A lawyer can help add vocational, medical, and other evidence to the administrative record to strengthen your claim.

We can also help by securing a vocational expert on your behalf rather than relying on the supposedly “independent” testimony of someone hired by your insurance company. In addition, we will file your appeal in a timely manner, interact with your insurance company on your behalf, and either conduct settlement negotiations or bring a federal lawsuit.

Insurance Companies Known to Wrongfully Deny Claims

Our legal team at Goodman Acker has ample experience handling such cases. We are prepared to handle cases involving the following insurance companies:

Backed by 75+ Years of Collective Experience

Goodman Acker P.C. highly recommends that you enlist legal help as soon as possible to maximize your chances of winning your appeal and receiving the benefits you need. With over 75 years of combined experience and an exemplary rate of success, you can trust that your case will be in good hands. Plus, with our “no recovery, no fee” promise, you won’t owe us a dime for our services unless we win your case. It’s that simple!

Strict timelines apply in disability cases, so please call (248) 793-2010 today to get started.

We’ve Won Million Dollar Results for Our Clients

At Goodman Acker P.C., we are backed by winning results. Not only have we handled thousands of personal injury lawsuits, but more than 99% of them have been settled successfully—resulting in tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.

See Our Results
    • $14,500,000.00

      AUTO ACCIDENT Wayne County, Michigan

    • $7,500,000.00

      PRODUCTS LIABILITY Livingston County, Michigan

    • $3,000,000.00

      PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT Ingham County, Michigan

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5 I truly cannot say enough good things about the law firm of Goodman Acker. As a fellow professional in the legal community, I can honestly say that Goodman Acker has the highest standards for their work and always produce outstanding results for their clients. Goodman Acker is passionate about fighting for the rights of their personal injury clients and helping the community. If you are looking for representation for your car accident case, medical malpractice, or any other type of personal injury matter, look no further than the experienced team at Goodman Acker.