Fort Lauderdale Disability Insurance Lawyer
Ms. Chmielarz is a member of the Florida and Washington, D.C., Bars and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida. Prior to joining Disability Insurance Law Group, Ms. Chmielarz developed and headed the disability insurance department for a national law firm, which now has one of the largest disability insurance departments in the Southeast. She earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and her Juris Doctor at the University of Miami School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude and was an assistant editor for the Law Review as well as a Dean's Fellow.
- Regularly counsels clients applying for Disability Insurance benefits;
- Represents individuals appealing a denial of Individual Disability Insurance benefits;
- Represents individuals appealing a denial of ERISA or Group Disability Insurance benefits;
- Represents individuals seeking a lump sum buyout of their Disability Insurance policy;
- Assists the insured or the family of the insured seeking to obtain Long Term Care benefits;
- Counsels and represents individuals denied Long Term Care benefits;
- Represents individuals seeking to obtain or denied Life Insurance benefits;
- Represents individuals in their claims for Health Insurance Benefits
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
Want to check lawyer discipline?
It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:
- Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
- Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.