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California Life Insurance Litigation

If you or a family member has been denied benefits from a life insurance policy in California, you may need to initiate litigation in order to collect the money you are owed. Sometimes, an insurance company will find a way to disqualify claimants postmortem for coverage or benefits. This could include classifying the person's death as a suicide or another excluded cause of death not covered by the policy's fine print.

The last thing you want to deal with after the death of a loved one is fighting an insurance company that won't pay out a policy. When you are rightfully entitled to life insurance benefits, it is important that you not feel intimidated by your insurance company. Instead of trying to handle the situation yourself, you can hire a skilled lawyer to take care of the settlement litigation for you.

California Denied Life Insurance Claim

If you live in California and attempt to collect payment on a life insurance policy claim for a family member who committed suicide, you may be quickly denied. Most California life insurance policies contain certain exclusions that preclude an insurer from paying a claim. Suicide or attempted suicide are often excluded from coverage, but can be fought with the help of a lawyer.

A lawyer can help you get the money you deserve. For instance, there are many cases in which a claim was filed but denied because the death was wrongfully categorized as suicide. Further, life insurance companies may deny a claim in California if the claimant has a history of suicide attempt(s) in the past and has been injured in a mysterious way or a way that could be construed as self-inflicted and intentional.

Our California Life Insurance Litigation Approach

At Kantor & Kantor, LLP, our attorneys have decades of combined experience working with California residents who have been denied life insurance benefits. Even if you've gone through the appeals process and feel like you're out of options, we still might be able to help. There is no case too large or too small for us, and we can find creative solutions to even the most challenging problems.

Once we've received your information, we will give you a free phone consultation regarding your case to let you know how we feel you should proceed with litigation.

Give us a call toll-free in California at (818) 886-2525 or contact us via email.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Free Case Consultations Provided
  • 160+ Years' Collective Experience
  • Thousands Of Cases Successfully Handled
  • You Don't Pay Us Unless We Recover Your Claim
  • Selected For Inclusion In The List Of Super Lawyers®

Client Testimonials

  • First of all, I want to express my extreme gratitude for probably saving my daughter's life.

    “First of all, I want to express my extreme gratitude for probably saving my daughter's life. By staying in treatment, the improvement is remarkable. She had been in eating disorder facilities many times, and treatment had been interrupted repeatedly by Anthem Blue Cross's denying benefits. Many of the health professionals were telling me that maybe my daughter was a hopeless case. You both gave me hope. She is still struggling with some residual issues around eating, but the change in her attitude, her ability to assess her own recovery, and her wish to live instead of to die, is evident in her life. Now she is back in school, after years of having her education disrupted by the eating disorder. She goes places with friends, and even goes out to restaurants for fun! This year marked the first holiday season for many years, when she had not been in a treatment facility. Other people gave up and you didn't. I can't thank you enough. You took the action that was necessary to keep my daughter in treatment long enough for it to work.”

    Anonymous

  • there are no words that can express the feelings of gratitude and relief I have that you helped us

    “I wanted to thank you again for all of your help. My daughter would not be in treatment without your help. I can never thank you enough, there are no words that can express the feelings of gratitude and relief I have that you helped us, and I believe saved my little girl. Taking her back to Timberline Knolls was very difficult in many ways, I wish UBH could know the damage they have done to her by having her go in and out like this. When she went into Timberline Knolls the first time she was not happy to go exactly, no one wants to go into treatment, but she was open to going in and ready, for the first time, to really look at her issues and work hard to get better. When she had to leave Timberline she expressed that she wished she could have stayed because she felt like she was finally at a place where she was getting better and, though it was hard, she was really opening up and dealing with her issues for the first time, something she has had a hard time doing. I just wanted you to know that she was going down to a really bad place and without you I don't know what would have happened except that she would not be at Timberline Knolls right now getting better and I thought you should know this. With unending gratitude.”

    R.

  • the arguments you made on our behalf at the mediation resulted in a more positive outcome for our case than we could have otherwise expected.

    “We appreciate that you found merit in our case, and that you were both willing and able to be present at the mediation. We believe that the arguments you made in our favor to the mediator were able to influence the outcome towards resolution that we could feel satisfied with. In the end, we believe that your counsel, your support, and the arguments you made on our behalf at the mediation resulted in a more positive outcome for our case than we could have otherwise expected. Throughout you were always professional, but direct and clearly firm on our position. We thank you for your efforts to resolve our dispute to our satisfaction, and wish you continued success.”

    Mara T.

  • The light at the end of the tunnel was masked, but we found it!

    “I'm sending my heartfelt wishes to you and your team for a wonderful holiday. We celebrate Christmas this year with a lighter heart than past years - knowing how you made a difference for us and for so many others. The light at the end of the tunnel was masked, but we found it! And so, cheers to you and your incredible team. Have a wonderful and safe new year.”

    J.

  • With you in my corner, I felt enabled and no longer alone.

    “Seemingly at the end of my rope with nowhere to turn, a friend suggested I call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, who referred me to you. From our first contact I began to feel hope where there had been none. You took over all communication with the insurance company. You kept me posted as things progressed and advised me as to each necessary action. What a relief you were! With you in my corner, I felt enabled and no longer alone. Some big insurance companies feel emboldened to take arbitrary action against those who do not have the resources to defend what is rightfully theirs. Thank goodness for people like you who advocate for folks in need. In closing, please know how very much our association has meant. You have restored my faith in the goodness of people and renewed my confidence in the future. I am forever grateful.”

    Shirley G.