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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

  • 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.

  • Your kindness will never be forgotten.

    “Dear Glenn, Several weeks ago, you graciously met with my husband and me and provided us with invaluable advice vis a vis his application for Long Term Disability and the Voluntary Transition Plan offered by his employer. Your calming presence and thoughtful guidance was so gratefully appreciated and we both felt much lighter as we left your office. We are pleased to advise you that David's application for LTD was approved the day after we met with you (sigh of relief)! Had it not been, we knew when were we would go for representation. We both want to thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity of spirit. Your kindness will never be forgotten. With Warmest Regards, Lori and David C.”

    Lori & David

  • 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

  • Thank God for Kantor & Kantor.

    “Thank God for Kantor & Kantor and Denise Anderson. I appreciate everything you do!”

    Stephen Schaffer

  • We will never forget the good you have done and may you continue to earn gold stars.

    “More than your skilled expertise, uncompromising professionalism and breadth of experience, we have been immensely impressed with the sincerity, generosity and integrity with which you conducted our affairs, acted on our behalf and guided us through the sometimes confusing process. Throughout, we developed a great respect for all of you and it is our wish that both collectively and individually, you experience continued professional success and personal gratification in all that you pursue. We will never forget the good you have done and may you continue to earn gold stars.”

    Lalida C.