St. Joseph County, Indiana

St. Joseph County, South Bend, Indiana Disability Attorneys

Formed in 1830, St. Joseph County was named for the St. Joseph River which flows through it to Lake Michigan. The population is approximately 267,000. St. Joseph County is home of Notre Dame, a Catholic University located just north of the city of South Bend. In 1842 Notre Dame was established as an all-male institution until women were admitted in 1972. Now approximately 47% of the student population is female. Known as the “Fighting Irish”, Notre Dame sports claims such famed athletes as Joe Thiesman, Joe Montana and Jerome Bettis. Other Notre Dame alums include former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and 1995 Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine, Eric Wisschaus.

The county seat, South Bend, Indiana, is the 4th largest city in Indiana. South Bend was originally settled by fur traders in the early 19th century. The former Studebaker Corporation was located in South Bend and the Studebaker National Museum houses the presidential carriages of Presidents Lincoln, McKinley, Harrison and Grant. The Merchants National Bank in South Bend was the last bank robbed by John Dillinger on June 30, 1934.

If you are a St. Joseph County resident and are dealing with various health issues, you most likely need someone to be on your side when your disability insurance or health insurance carrier denies or terminates your benefits.

Long Term Disability

O’Ryan Law Firm focuses mainly on long term disability claims, representing policyholders across Indiana.  We understand the challenges and frustrations in pursuing a disability claim.  We also understand insurance companies and how they operate.  If you have a claim that has been wrongfully denied, O’Ryan Law Firm can assist you in enforcing your rights under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) or state law.  Without a lawyer, this can be a tiring and confusing process.   We try to resolve cases as quickly as possible because we understand that you need the money quickly to help with medical bills and lost income.  

Social Security Disability Income

When you are unable to work because of a disabling condition, even if you are applying for or appealing disability benefits from your insurance carrier, you may still be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. We will make sure you understand every part of the process involved when you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits. When O’Ryan Law Firm represents you in your Social Security Disability claim, we can help you navigate this confusing and complicated process.

Life Insurance

When you purchase a life insurance policy, you should be assured of the financial help you need when a loved one passes away. If you have lost a loved one and the insurance company is denying your claim, O’Ryan Law Firm can help. Bridget O'Ryan, is familiar with how the insurance industry will try to keep you from getting the benefits you need and deserve. Some insurance companies may claim that the coverage had lapsed, the death was not accidental, or that there was a change in the beneficiary. O’Ryan Law Firm utilizes forensic experts, pathologists and private investigators to prove that the insurance company's allegations are false and you are entitled to the life insurance benefits your loved one provided for your protection.

If you have been denied long term disability, short term disability, medical coverage, life insurance benefits, or Social Security Disability benefits we can answer all of your questions. There is no charge for a free initial consultation. Contact O’Ryan Law firm either online or by phone at (317) 255-1000.

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