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Nov 25

Injured by a Drunk Driver in Texas? You Have a Right to File a Claim

Drunk Driving Accidents

When you’re on the road, you have to be prepared for anything to happen. After all, accidents happen every day. Sometimes those accidents occur because of the negligence of others.

A Texas man, for instance, was recently indicted on charges of Intoxication Manslaughter with a Vehicle for the death of a man in a crash that he caused while he was intoxicated.

While he faces serious criminal charges, he may also be subject to civil action due to negligence laws in Texas as well as his proportionate responsibility in the crash that took a man’s life.

In case you are injured at the hands of another, here is what you should know about negligence in Texas in relation [...]

Nov 22

Texas 3-Year-Old Accidentally Shot and Killed at Birthday Party

Child Injury and Accidents | Premises Liability | Wrongful Death

Every parent wants their child to safe, healthy, and happy. Unfortunately, accidents do happen and the dreams you have for your family and children can slip through your fingers.

A three-year-old Texas boy died recently by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest at his own birthday party. It is believed that the gun fell out of the pocket of a family member. The child found it and it discharged, shooting him in the chest. He died a short time later.

When tragic things such as this occur, what can be done? Who is responsible for accidents when children are involved? Read on to find out what you need to know about Texas child injury lawsuits.

Why Child Accidents Happen

Nov 20

Did You Know Your Texas Insurer Could Owe You Interest?

Bad Faith Insurance

Insurance companies in the United States are given the implied covenant of fair dealing and good faith in their duty of serving their clients. When insurance companies fail to live up to this covenant, then a bad-faith lawsuit can result.

In Houston recently, a bad faith insurance lawsuit resulted in the ruling that policyholders can collect interest on late claim payments even if the insurance company wasn’t acting in bad faith but merely delayed payments.

This is great news for policyholders but still begs the question – how do you know when an insurance company is acting in bad faith?

Here’s what you need to know about bad faith claims laws in Texas so you can understand when it may [...]

Nov 2

Wrongful Death in Texas: Who Can File a Claim?

Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is never easy. Losing them in circumstances where their death was related to negligence makes it even worse.

A family in Hidalgo County recently found out how painful a wrongful death can be when their 22-year old family member died as a result of injuries allegedly sustained during an arrest. When someone you love dies because of the action (or inaction) of another, then you deserve compensation.

Here’s what you need to know about wrongful death claims in Texas – when you should consider filing a claim, who is legally allowed to do so, and time limits on filing.

What Does Wrongful Death Mean in Texas?

Wrongful death is defined in Texas as deaths caused by [...]

Nov 1

Post-Pandemic Rideshare May Look Different In Texas

Uber & Lyft Rideshare Accidents

No company was left unaffected by the whirlwind that has been 2020. Restaurants and bars are starting to open back up here in Texas, but we are far from heading back to normal. The way that we plan a night out or a trip to go grocery shopping is still heavily affected by COVID-19.

In 2019, going out was easy. If you wanted to have a few drinks or didn’t want to park downtown, you could just call an Uber. Maybe you called a Lyft.

Either way, these options don’t seem so appealing right now. No one wants to be stuck in a car with a stranger, touching surfaces that other strangers just touched.

Uber and Lyft, like many companies, [...]

Oct 22

Six Types of Coverage Your Texas Homeowner’s Policy Should Include

Homeowner Insurance Claims

Owning a home is an exciting thing but there’s a lot about owning a home that many people don’t think about at first. One of those things is insurance coverage.

Homeowners insurance provides protection for your property in a variety of circumstances. Unfortunately, there isn’t some super-policy that automatically includes every type of coverage Texas homeowners might need.

Evaluating policy options can feel overwhelming for homebuyers and even the most experienced real estate professionals.

Fortunately, in Texas, it is relatively easy to find the insurance policies that offer the coverage you need — as long as you know what to look for. Here’s what you need to know about each of six types of homeowner’s insurance every Texan should consider.[...]

Oct 19

Texas Assault: It’s Not Just a Criminal Case

Assault Injuries | Personal Injury

Victims of assault may not initially know what their rights are under the law. Many victims don’t understand which type of legal process, civil or criminal, applies in their case.

When it comes to assault in Texas, the legal remedy to the situation may not simply be a criminal one, but a civil one as well – because you can bring a personal injury lawsuit to the table.

If you’ve been assaulted, then it’s important to understand effective ways you can get the compensation you deserve. Here’s what you need to know about criminal court rulings and how they can play into a personal injury claim.

The Basics of Personal Injury Lawsuits

When someone suffers from an injury or [...]

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