The Texas Insurance Code Provides Remedies if Payments Are Delayed

    Insurance premiums are one more obligation that responsible people remit every month to protect against losses involving automobiles, homes, businesses and health. When policy holders have paid what was due and then unexpected events trigger that insurance coverage, they have every right to expect what they paid for and not have to experience delays in payment. When an insurance company […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    Hailstorms in Texas cause $1 billion in property damage claims

    Many people assume that the most destructive weather events are hurricanes and tornadoes. While these powerful storms can leave an area devastated, hailstorms cause the most damage to homes, vehicles and businesses in the state of Texas. Unfortunately, many homeowners may not be insured for hail damage since the coverage is not automatically included in many insurance policies. This may leave many […]

    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 […]

    Truck Driver Fatigue a Common Cause of Semi Accidents

    Commercial truckers are familiar sights on the nation’s roadways. It seems like there is always a truck on the road no matter what time of day it is. Unfortunately, the long hours that truckers log may put themselves and other motorists in danger. In the United States each year, 5,000 people are killed and 150,000 injured in 18-wheeler accidents. Of […]

    Fatal Lawn Tractor Accidents: Zero-Turn Radius Mowers Overturn

    People often worry about car or truck collisions, but generally most aren’t concerned about potential accidents involving riding lawn mowers or larger lawn tractors. Unfortunately, accidents on these vehicles can also be deadly, as a recent Texas mower accident tragically demonstrated. This past November, a 33-year-old contract worker mowing the right-of-way for a drainage area in Jefferson County was killed in […]

    Newly Enforced Trucking Law Targeting Immigrants

    According to a report in the Houston Chronicle, many immigrant truck drivers are facing the possibility of losing their commercial driver licenses (CDLs) due to a provision in a law that was enacted three years ago, but rarely followed until now. Under Texas statutes, a person applying for a non-resident commercial driver’s license must present three items – a passport, […]