What Is Life Insurance?
If people in your life rely on you financially, they could quickly be put into financial distress if you were to die unexpectedly. Life insurance is a contract between the insurance company and an insured in which the company promises that at the death of the insured, the company will pay a certain amount of money to a person the insured designates in the contract if that person survives the insured. In return for the promise to pay, the insured will pay the life insurance company a premium.
Many people are unsure whether or not they need life insurance, let alone if they need a lawyer to help them get a policy or get a claim from their policy. If you have any questions about the information below, contact McKennon Law Group to speak to a qualified insurance attorney about your options.
How Do I Know If I Need Life Insurance?
Not everyone needs life insurance. Parents don’t typically take out life insurance policies on their children, as parents are responsible for their children’s financial wellbeing. Rather, parents would take out a life insurance policy on themselves to mitigate the risk of bringing financial hardship upon their children.
If your death would financially impact the other people in your life, it’s wise to get life insurance. If you have a life insurance policy and pass away, the people who receive your death benefit – your spouse, children, or other family members – are permitted to use that money to cover their financial needs, such as paying a mortgage or car payment.
If you die unexpectedly and you feel that your sudden death would put your loved ones in a bad financial position, getting life insurance would be wise. Having life insurance takes care of any debt you hold during your lifetime after you pass away, meaning it won’t become a burden to your loved ones. Your spouse or children may inherit certain debts after you pass away, making it a wise decision to get insurance to avoid this. Many people also get life insurance if they believe their funeral costs would be a financial burden on their loved ones.
How Should I Choose A Life Insurance Lawyer?
As with any time you need the help of a lawyer, you should make your choice based upon their record of success, any awards they’ve won, referrals they’ve gotten, and so forth. You want to work with a law firm that can prove their success and has repeatedly demonstrated their care and concern for their clients.
With over 70 years of experience, the McKennon Law Group has specialized in long-term disability and short-term disability insurance, life insurance, health insurance, accidental death insurance, and long-term care claims, as well as all types of ERISA litigation claims involving employee benefits, including group insurance claims, pension claims and severance claims.
Our law firm provides aggressive advocacy to those who need it most. We’ve recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and are proud to receive superb testimonials from our many thankful clients. Our attorneys have received many recognitions and awards as top insurance and ERISA attorneys, including Super Lawyers, The American Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell, AVVO, Forbes, and the Los Angeles Times, among others. See our Awards & Recognitions. These awards and accolades are testament to our commitment to our clients, and proof that we will stop at nothing to ensure our clients receive the best possible outcome for every case, every time.
How Much Does It Cost To Speak With A Life Insurance Lawyer?
At McKennon Law Group, most of our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. A contingency fee basis means that you pay nothing at all unless we win your case by way of judgment, reinstatement of benefits or settlement. If we don’t win your case, you pay nothing.
Not all California insurance lawyers offer a free consultation either, but our law firm does. We offer a free, no-risk case evaluation to anyone with issues regarding life insurance – or any other insurance policy they hold. We understand that when insurance companies fail to properly pay out claims, or delay in paying out claims, it can put you in a tight financial spot. That’s why our initial phone consultation is offered free of charge to any California resident in need.
Schedule A Case Evaluation With A Life Insurance Lawyer Today
If your life insurance company has acted in bad faith, or you have questions regarding the legal terms and conditions laid out in your life insurance policy, schedule a free case evaluation with the California insurance attorneys at McKennon Law Group today.