Insurance Claims

We regret to inform you that Attorney Michael Sloan has died. Prior to his death, Michael asked that his Social Security cases be referred to Attorney Laura Gadness. Laura has been representing claimants before the Social Security Administration since 2006, and is honored by his trust in her.

Laura offers free Social Security and SSI consultations. No fee is paid unless/until a case is won. She realizes that it is often difficult for her clients to get to an attorney’s office, and she can handle most cases by phone and mail. If you would like to make a free appointment (phone or office – your choice) with Laura, please call her office at 214-473-8383 or toll free 844-752-6652 or email her at

If you have a pending claim with Mr. Sloan as your representative, you will not have to start over. Laura can pick up your case at its current level. Usually this will not delay your claim. Nonetheless, it is important that you contact her immediately so that she can she begin work on your case as soon as possible.

You can read more about Laura by visiting her website

You make a claim for a loss you thought was covered by your insurance policy but are denied. What are you rights? What do you do?

The Texas Insurance Code requires that claims be fairly considered and provides for penalties if they are not. Texas law also provides a remedy for breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. For some years now Texas law has recognized that a special relationship exists between insurance companies and their insured's. Insured's who have purchased promptly because when a loss occurs a prompt remedy is needed.

The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act also provides remedies when insurance claims are wrongfully denied. This law also provides for penalties up to three times the amount of actual damages, along with attorney's fees and court costs.

There is also the basic remedy of breach of contract. In a lawsuit for breach of contract an insured can seek actual damages, as well as attorney's fees and costs of court.

If you believe your insurance company claim was wrongfully denied it is essential that you seek legal advice for your protection. Unfortunately, it is rare that one can depend upon an insurance company to do the right thing.

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Texas lawyer Michael Sloan represents clients in McKinney, Plano, Frisco, and throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, in communities such as Allen, Richardson, Prosper, Wylie, Murphy, Sachse, Sherman, Denison, Bonham, Anna, Van Alstyne, Greenville, and Celina, and in Dallas County, Grayson County, Hunt County, Fannin County, Collin County and Denton County.