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Year: 2017

6 Steps To Take After A Car Accident

Immediately following a car accident, you may be stunned and uncertain of what just happened. The potential for devastation and injury is always high, but in the case that you only suffer vehicle damage, it’s important to understand your legal rights and know how to handle a car wreck. Here … Continue reading

Does Hands-Free Mean Risk-Free?

The short answer? No. In a recent National Safety Council poll, 80% of drivers said they think hands-free cell phones are safer than using handheld. Hands-free is defined as using an earpiece, dashboard system, or speakerphone to talk on the phone. According to many studies and reports, even without hands, … Continue reading

What is a Dec Page?

Everyone that has insurance has what is called a Declarations page, or “Dec page”. This is essentially what you’re paying your insurance company for each month. As a customer, you are entitled to this information. Also, if you sign up with a law firm to represent you in a personal … Continue reading

Holiday Season Safety Tips

It is important that we don’t overlook safety considerations amid the merriment of the holiday season. Many of the accouterments to holiday celebrations – from Christmas trees and other decorations to family meals and parties – can cause serious personal injuries and leave negligent hosts liable for harm. With help … Continue reading

What Is Comparative Negligence

One of the most rewarding parts of being an attorney is answering questions that clients ask. Today we tackle the issue of comparative negligence. As an attorney, I am always asked: “What is comparative negligence?” We will attempt to sort this and more out below. Virtually all states reject the … Continue reading

Business Entities and Recovering from Your Personal Injury Claim

Business organizations are made up by state law.  In Texas, there are numerous types of business entities that the law allows.  For instance, there are sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies.   Additionally, there are subcategories of partnerships and corporations, such as limited liability companies and professional corporations. This … Continue reading

Your Insurance Rates Are Likely Going Up Even If You Didn’t Cause the Accident

Clients often raise serious concerns about using their own insurance after a not-at-fault accident for fear that their insurance company may raise their rates.  Insurance companies are likely to raise your rates after not-at-fault accidents regardless of whether you make a claim or not. The Consumer Federation of America performed … Continue reading

Property Tax Season is Here

2017 property tax statements have been sent out across most counties by now. Strongly encourage if you have not received your 2017 tax bill to contact your local county tax office as by law it is up to the property owner to notify of any change of address. 2017 property … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel- What You Should Know

Depending on where you are from, you may find yourself traveling for Thanksgiving this year. Unfortunately, the Thanksgiving holiday is one of the deadliest times to travel. So before you load up the car with all the kiddos and sides to take to the relative’s house, it is important to … Continue reading

Safe Holiday Travel Tips

With such a high number of people on the roads during the holiday season, the potential for accidents is huge. On average, over 15,000 people die in motor vehicle accidents this time of the year. Here are a few travel safety tips to ensure a fun and safe trip for … Continue reading