Can My Insurance Company Cancel My Policy?

    Oftentimes insurance companies will cancel policies without having the required reasons to do so. An insurance company is not allowed to simply cancel a policy out of the blue. Purchasing an insurance policy forms a contract between you and your insurance company. There are duties of the company along with the consumer when it comes to acting in good faith and following the terms of […]

    Insurance is Essential for Businesses in Disaster-prone Areas

    Any business can succumb to an unexpected disaster, and purchasing adequate property insurance coverage is important for every small business owner. But, in some parts of the country, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other destructive natural phenomena present unique recurring threats. Business owners should carefully consider just what level of coverage is appropriate to offset normal risks, as well as whether […]

    Beware of Your Mortgage Lender’s Practices

    The housing crisis, economic downturn, and confusion regarding mortgages that have been sold to different banks again and again have created a climate ripe for mortgage abuse cases. Distressed homeowners, facing threats of potential foreclosure, are often unaware of lender abuses or unsure where to turn for assistance. Last month, Chase Home Finance LLC agreed to a settlement of over […]

    The case for sobriety checkpoints in Texas: Part I

    New Year’s Eve has come and gone. Though New Year’s Eve is notorious for the number of drunk driving accidents that occur on roads in Texas and across the nation on that day and deep into the night, December 31 is not the only night of the year that bears witness to devastating drunk driving accidents. In an effort to […]

    Are Funds Available to Pay Texas Hurricane Insurance Claims?

    As Hurricane Isaac makes landfall, it is a grim reminder to all on the Gulf Coast that hurricane season is well underway. This has led some in Texas to question whether sufficient funds are available to pay claims in the state stemming from hurricane damage. Currently, due to cancellations by private insurers, the Texas Windstorm Insurance Agency (TWIA) supplies policies […]

    Types of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

    According to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are over 16,000 nursing homes in the United States with over 1.5 million people living in those facilities. Unfortunately, many of those residents also find themselves the victims of abuse and neglect at the hands of nursing home staff. Just how many elderly people are suffering […]

    Oil Field Workers Face Serious Dangers On the Road

    Imagine driving home after working 17 hours straight on an oil field. The fatigue oil field workers experience after laboring for long hours in sometimes extreme weather conditions should be no surprise. Unfortunately, such fatigue frequently leads to motor vehicle accidents. Such accidents are the number one cause of fatalities in the oil industry. In the past 10 years, over […]

    New Proposal Aimed at Reducing Truck and Bus Rollover Accidents

    Earlier this week, a government agency proposed that all manufacturers should be required to equip large trucks and buses with electronic stability control systems. The goal of the proposal made by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is to prevent rollover bus and truck accidents. Rollovers often occur due to skidding on slick roads, or swerving to avoid debris […]

    Texas cities institute texting bans while state drags its feet

    Getting distracted driving legislation passed into law in Texas has been an upward struggle. The state’s culture of personal liberty has stymied efforts by state legislators to enact a texting while driving ban for all motorists. Now, municipalities across the state are taking the matter into their own hands and seeking to lower the number of Texas distracted driver accidents by […]

    Twelve-year trend of daily Texas auto accident fatalities

    The last day that Texas went one day without a traffic fatality, Gladiator and Almost Famous were showing at the movie theatre, U2 had an album of the year and the Britney Spears song “Oops! … I did it again” was playing on pop radio stations. It was November of 2000. Over the past twelve years, more than 40,000 people […]