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Jun 29
2018

Filing a Business Insurance Claim? Steps Texas Companies Should Take

Business Insurance Claims | Insurance Claims

Adverse events can be devastating to small and midsize businesses. Lost inventory, property, and income resulting from events such as fires, flooding or criminal activity can be enough to bring a small business to its knees, as can liability claims from customers injured on your business property.

Fortunately, business insurance can help you recover some of these damages. Unfortunately, filing a business insurance claim is often an in-depth process that may require a little homework on your part.

Below, we cover the steps for filing a business insurance claim, and provide guidelines for troubleshooting inadequate settlements.

Steps for Filing a Business Insurance Claim in Texas

  • Contact your insurer and insurance agent as soon as possible: Your insurance provider
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Jun 21
2018

These Incidents Lead to the Most Wrongful Death Cases in Texas

Wrongful Death

If a family member passes away due to the negligence of another, you can pursue a wrongful death case against them. Wrongful death cases are a form of personal injury law that can provide compensation to help loved ones recover damages and hold responsible parties accountable to help change behaviors and prevent accidents from happening again.

Wrongful death cases can address any of the tens of thousands of deaths that occur in Texas and throughout America each year due to some form of negligence. The following examples are the most common causes for wrongful death cases in Texas. If a loved one has passed away due to any of the following circumstances, you may want to take the necessary next [...]

Jun 15
2018

4 Elements You Must Prove to Win Your Texas Auto Accident Claim

Auto Accidents | Auto Insurance Claims

If you are trying to win an auto accident claim in Texas, your attorney must be able to prove that four specific elements are true in your case:

  • Duty
  • Breach
  • Causation
  • Damages

In this post, we’re going to explain those four elements and how they apply to auto accident claims.

Breaking Down the Four Elements of Liability in Texas

These are the four elements that must make up a successful auto accident claim in Texas.

Element 1: Duty

Duty is the legal obligation that one person or entity has in regards to another person or entity. As it applies to automobiles, if you possess a valid driver’s license, you have a duty to obey traffic laws and drive under reasonable [...]

Jun 7
2018

Your Texas Pharmacist Made an Error That Injured You – Can You Sue?

Personal Injury | Pharmaceutical Liability

When we are given a prescription for any sort of health issue, we put our trust in the doctors and pharmacists behind the counter to give us the right dose, medicine, and instructions to make us feel better or keep an illness at bay.

This attitude makes sense. After all, doctors and pharmacists spend years in school and take on the responsibility to keep us healthy and safe.

What happens when they make a mistake, though? If they cause further injuries, can you file a lawsuit to cover the cost of what they did to you?

The short answer is yes. The longer answer requires some information about a pharmacist’s duty and how negligence can directly cause injury.

What

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Jun 1
2018

Who Can Be Held Liable in Texas Premises Liability Cases?

Premises Liability | Slip and Falls

If you are injured while on someone else’s property, you may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit – but who exactly can be held liable under Texas law?

You may have grounds to file suit against any of the following parties in a premises liability lawsuit, depending on your situation.

Property Owners

This one seems obvious, right? The owner of the property in question is the most likely individual or entity responsible for your premises liability damages. This could be a home owner, a property owner, or a business owner. If the owner was negligent in the care of their property, and it resulted in injury to you, you may be able to receive compensation for your [...]

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