One of the questions that we hear a lot is, “Do I have a strong case?” or “What do you think of my case?”. This question often comes at the beginning of our interaction with a potential client or after we have gathered enough medical evidence to support an appeal. Any firm that offers you representation on a contingency fee basis is predicating its ability to earn a fee on the strength of your case, so an attorney offering a contingency fee has at least some faith in your case – at least enough to investigate it. We still need to order, receive, and review your claim file once we represent you before going forward with the case.
The most important thing is that we have medical evidence that supports your claim and that our evidence is strong enough to hold up in court should we have to proceed with a lawsuit against the insurance company. ERISA cases are heard on closed administrative records, so it is extremely important to make sure that the medical evidence is complete at the administrative level with the insurance company before filing an appeal so that all evidence can be heard at the court level.