ERISA Case Lawyers

At Christina Rivenbark & Associates, our Wilmington ERISA case attorneys provide skilled representation to people throughout North Carolina. We bring decades of experience to these complex cases, so you can be confident that you are in good hands.

What Is ERISA?

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a federal law that addresses employer-provided benefits of all kinds, including:

ERISA was originally designed to protect consumers. However, insurance companies have found ways to turn the law to their advantage. For this reason, any time you encounter an issue involving your benefits, it is important to retain a skilled lawyer as soon as possible to make certain that your interests are protected. For a free consultation with an attorney and advocate, please call 910-338-9813 or send us an email .

Get An Attorney Involved Early In The Process

We encourage you to contact an attorney as soon as an issue arises in your short-term disability or long-term disability case. Be aware that the insurance company will do everything it can to close the record as quickly as possible, and once the record is closed your options will be limited. People often try to appeal on their own and they end up getting locked out. Once the record is closed, it is closed as far as the insurance company is concerned. A lawsuit will probably need to be filed at that point.

If you have filed a claim for long-term disability benefits, short-term disability benefits or any other benefits offered under your employer-provided benefits package and your claim has been denied, our attorneys can help. If you have been receiving benefits for years, but you have been notified by the insurance company that your benefits are going to be cut off because the terms of the contract have changed or for some other reason, we can help.

Benefits packages can be extremely complex. There may be many exemptions and limitations in an insurance policy, and the insurance company will be well-versed in how to use them to prevent you from getting benefits or to cut off your benefits. Our experience means we also understand policy language. We know how the language can be twisted by insurers, and we know how to find opportunities to get you the benefits you need. The sooner you contact us, the more opportunities we may be able to uncover on your behalf.

Free Case Evaluation

We want to make the process as convenient as possible for you, so our lawyers make home and hospital visits as necessary. To learn more about your options and to get honest guidance from a trusted advocate, contact us for a free consultation.