Life & Disability Insurance

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The insurance claim attorneys at Jaroslawicz & Jaros have been representing persons and their families that have made claims for insurance benefits for over forty (40) years. Cases we have handled include insurance companies that have refused to make payments on claims for benefits both for Life and Disability coverage.

The firm of Jaroslawicz & Jaros is also proud of the fact that it has been involved over the years in many cases that have been decided by the higher courts on various appeals that have helped shape and define the law of Insurance in the State of New York. Jaroslawicz & Jaros was successful on an appeal representing the plaintiff versus Metropolitan Life on a $600,000 life insurance claim. Shou Fong Tam v Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 3567, 600085/07, Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, First Department, 913 N.Y.S.2d 183; 2010 N.Y. App. Div. 9128.

A U.S. Federal judge ruled against the insurance company and found that the policy applied for well-known restaurant in New York City that was represented by Jaroslawicz & Jaros. In a leading case in the area of insurance law that was reported in the N. Y. Times and the NY Law Journal, a U.S. Federal judge ruled against the insurance company and found that the company had to defend and that the insurance policy applied. In Barney Greengrass, Inc. v. Lumbermen’s Mut. Cas. Co., 09 CV 7697 (NRB), United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The Court found for the restaurant that the insurance policy did apply and that odors that were claimed may have come from the restaurant were not subject to the pollution exclusion in the restaurant’s policy. Click here for the details to read the N.Y. Times article and the Court’s decision.

In a leading case interpreting the lien law of New York State the firm of Jaroslawicz & Jaros was successful in bringing a case on behalf of a building owner against the City of New York in a case where David Jaroslawicz of Jaroslawicz & Jaros wrote the brief and argued before The New York Court of Appeals, the highest Court in the State of New York. LMWT Realty Corp. v. Davis Agency, No. 90, COURT OF APPEALS OF NEW YORK, 85 N.Y.2d 462; 649 N.E.2d 1183; 626 N.Y.S.2d 39. The New York Court of Appeals held that an attorney’s charging lien had priority when the attorney’s efforts had produced a fund subject to a taxing entity’s special lien imposed on fire insurance proceeds.

The New York City law firm of Jaroslawicz & Jaros has successfully represented persons, including professionals such as doctors and lawyers, who made claims under their disability insurance policies, both long and short term, which claims were denied by their insurance companies for various reasons. We have also represented many claimants for Life Insurance benefits whose claims were denied by the insurance companies for various reasons such as being within the two year contestability period and fraud.

Because litigation often requires that experts be retained to properly support the case, including experts in the field of insurance to prove liability, and other experts to prove damages, it is important to retain a law firm that has the experience in the field as well as the financial ability to retain the proper experts to both consult with and to testify on your behalf should your case proceed to trial.

Legal Assistance with Insurance Claims

If you or a loved one has a claim involving a Life or Disability Policy and is in need of legal assistance, call Jaroslawicz & Jaros at 212-227-2780, or toll free in New York 1-800-269-2780, or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call to ensure that you do not waive your rights. Or you can email