Avoid Being Victimized By Fraudulent Insurance Companies

    “Insurance fraud” is commonly conceived as a homeowner staging a burglary in order to collect reparations from the insurance company, or a business owner burning his or her facility to the ground to do the same. Unfortunately, this dilemma works both ways. Insurance fraud occurs across all insurance sectors. These fraudulent companies operate through mail proposals, magazine or newspaper advertisements, […]

    Can I Still Seek Compensation If I Was Partially at Fault?

    If you were recently injured in an accident, for which you could be partially at fault, you may be wondering whether or not you still have the right to seek compensation. In Texas, all personal injury cases are subject to the state’s “modified comparative negligence” rule. This means that you could still file a claim against the other party as […]

    Overview of the Longshoremen and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act

    Essentially, longshoremen are employees of stevedoring companies who load and unload ships. Legally, longshoremen are employed as “non-seamen.” Their work is stressful and demanding. They are responsible for properly loading thousands of tons of dead weight in such a way that won’t damage the ship or its crew. Companies seek experienced longshoremen to organize loading and unloading, and operate the […]

    Dealing with Your Insurance Company after a House Fire

    House fires can devastate a family. If you have recently endured a house fire, there are a few steps you should take promptly after the incident occurs to ensure a smooth recovery process. If you evacuated your house in a moment’s notice, chances are you didn’t have time to salvage any necessities. Your homeowners policy will cover these purchases without you […]

    Ways to Avoid Bad Faith in First Party Insurance

    Most insurance companies won’t openly admit that they have settled your claim in bad faith. If you are being treated unfairly by a first or third party insurance company, you should settle the matter in court. If you win, you will be compensated, but civil lawsuits can be complex and time-consuming. Keep an eye on your insurance company. Search for customer reviews online and keep […]

    Texting While Driving: How to Prove a Driver Was Distracted

    In recent years, texting while driving has become the target of nationwide campaigns for safe driving, and understandably so. On average, sending or receiving a text message can take a driver’s eyes off the road for about five seconds, which is the equivalent of driving the length of a football field with a blindfold. The dangers of texting while driving […]

    3 Key Steps to Take After a Car Accident

    In the aftermath of a car collision in Beaumont, Texas, you may feel flustered, be in pain and feel disoriented. Depending on the severity of the accident, there are certain actions we recommend that you take to help make the claims process as smooth as possible in the coming weeks and months. At Brasher Law Firm, PLLC we realize that […]

    Need a Lawyer for your Tornado Damage Claim in Texas?

    Tornados are very common in the state of Texas, in fact, from 1991 to 2010 the state had about 155 tornadoes each year. This percentage of tornado frequency is over 50% more than any other state in the United States. Most homeowners, church owners and business owners have some sort of insurance policy to protect against tornado damage in Texas. […]

    Attorney Fees – Who Pays Them in Insurance Case?

    In the course of my career, I have spent about half my professional time working on cases that do not allow for the recovery of attorney fees against the defendant and half where it does. In any event, I have exclusively represented people on a “contingency fee” basis — meaning, if I am not successful (either in settlement or trial), […]

    When and How to File a Bad Faith Insurance Claim

    After suffering from injuries in an accident or damage to your property, you expect your insurance company to help and provide you with the compensation that you need. Unfortunately, there are times when insurance companies do not act in a fair and honest manner. Some ways in which insurance companies do not act in good faith include: Refusing to pay […]