Homeowners insurance policies: Compare before you buy.

Most insurance agents do not offer you the option to compare different homeowners insurance policies before you buy and carriers do not make their policies available for review even after you purchase the policy.  Homeowners are often under the gun of a home purchase when they go out to buy homeowners insurance and many times the idea of comparing the …

Dog Bites Give Rise to Thousands of Personal Injury Claims Each Year

Dog bites give rise to thousands of personal injury claims each year, some involving very serious personal injury and even death.  According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 1000 Americans per day sustain a serious dog bite injury requiring emergency room treatment. According to published studies and data compiled and reported by www.dogbite.org and www.dogbreeds.com , the five breeds …

Teen Dies in Car Accident in Northwest Tarrant County

The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department reported a fatality car accident Friday evening near Eagle Mountain Lake in Northwest Tarrant County.  A Fort Worth teen identified as 18 year old Connor Strouder, was killed Friday evening at a rural intersection near Eagle Mountain Lake around 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2016, when his vehicle was struck on the driver’s side at the intersection …

Personal Injury Claim Values: How Are They Determined?

In Texas, to pursue a personal injury claim in court, you must file a lawsuit directly against the at-fault party.  You cannot sue the at-fault party’s insurance carrier directly.  Moreover, the Texas Rules of Evidence prohibit lawyers at trial from discussing, introducing or even suggesting that there is an insurance company involved.  Therefore, in most cases that get to a trial, …

Hail Hammers North Texas, Damages Cars, Roofs – Insurance Claims Abound

Baseball and golf ball-sized hail rolled through North Texas April 11, 2016, bringing millions in damage to an already-damaged-filled spring storm season.  Storms in March caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to the North Texas area, and will result in hundreds of millions in insurance claims according to estimates by the Texas Insurance Council.  But yesterday’s storms reported …

Fatality auto accident kills two families on U.S. 377 in Argyle, Texas

Two cars and four individuals were involved in a fatality auto accident on U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle on Saturday night, April 8, 2016 around 8:15 p.m., as traffic was diverted during an event at the Texas Motor Speedway.  All drivers and occupants of both vehicles were killed in the head-on collision.  Denton police are still investigating how the crash occurred. …

Protecting your Family from Drunk Drivers

While the work of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has brought forth increased legislation, helped to reduce drunk driving fatalities, and improved awareness across the nation, the danger of drunk driving still exists. Drunk drivers are still on the road, risking their lives and those of others who share the roadways with them. Those whose lives have been changed forever by the …

Can I Claim Compensation in a Pedestrian Hit and Run?

State traffic laws outline the proper procedures for pedestrians and drivers to follow in any type of accident. The specific laws in each state vary, but generally they require anyone involved in an accident to stop to evaluate the situation and to contact emergency services if injuries are involved. In the case of a hit and run, laws make leaving the …