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The Difference Between 1st Party and 3rd Party Insurance Claims

Insurance terms can be confusing to those not in the industry.  One of the most misunderstood concepts is the difference between a first party insurance claim and a third party claim. Those who have been injured and need the assistance of a personal injury attorney rarely know whether their claim should be made as a […]

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September 21, 2015

Car Accidents, Personal Injury Questions Archives, Wrongful Death

Could This Be Austin’s Deadliest Year?

Austin, Texas was the village of Waterloo until it became the state capital in 1839, and it’s been growing ever since. It is the 11th most populated city in the U.S., the second largest capital city in the country (only after Phoenix, Arizona), the fourth largest city in the state, and has a growing population […]

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September 16, 2015

Car Accident Information, Car Accidents, Insurance Questions and Issues Archives, Personal Injury Questions Archives

What is PIP Coverage?

Ever heard someone talk about “PIP”? PIP stands for Personal Injury Protection, and it is one of the least expensive but most valuable coverages you can purchase. Insurance companies are required to offer you PIP coverage but you can waive it if you want – DON’T! PIP can usually be purchased in increments of $2,500, […]

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May 26, 2015

Car Accident Information, Car Accidents

Major Expenses After a Car Accident

In addition to the painful injuries you may have suffered as a result of an automobile collision in Austin, you are likely to experience significant financial costs as a result of the damage done to your vehicle. Even with a solid car insurer behind you, the immediate costs of being in an accident can have significant repercussions […]

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May 18, 2015

Car Accidents, Truck Accidents Archives

Fatal Truck Accidents on the Rise in Texas

In an era where there are so many semi trucks, tractor-trailers and big rigs plying the highways of Texas, accidents involving them are becoming quite common. Sometimes the accident is caused by the truck driver’s active negligence while at other times it is due to lack of care by the trucking company (or passive negligence). […]

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May 15, 2015

Car Accident Information, Car Accidents, Personal Injury Questions Archives

I’ve Been Hit By An Uninsured Driver, Now What?

The number of drivers in Austin without insurance is a staggering 14%. And the unfortunate reality is that if they’re not responsible enough to drive with mandatory insurance, they’re probably not going to pay much attention to other traffic laws either. This makes being involved in a collision with an uninsured driver in Austin a likely […]

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May 14, 2015

Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving Puts Everyone at Risk

We ordinarily think of distracted driving as cell phone use or texting at the wheel, but we’re all guilty of distracted driving in one form or another. We might be using a GPS, eating something or changing the radio station. Those are all forms of distracted driving. Austin has its own laws addressing this dangerous […]

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May 14, 2015

Wrongful Death

How a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Works

The term wrongful death is used to describe the untimely death of a person from causes that resulted from negligence or intentional harm that wouldn’t have otherwise occurred had the person not been subjected to that negligence or harm. Wrongful death claims can be brought in car accident cases and other types of personal injury […]

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May 14, 2015

Personal Injury Questions Archives

When You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal Injury lawyers are the workhorses of the legal profession. They are called to duty when injuries are caused because of the carelessness of others and their singular focus is championing the rights of those who have been tragically injured at no fault of their own. There are many circumstances where you may need an Austin personal […]

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May 14, 2015

Car Accident Information, Car Accidents

How to Stay Safe on Austin’s Roads

According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Austin residents are involved in an average of 13,029 crashes each year (based on the latest available statistics from 2013). Of that number, 3,879 are serious-injury crashes and 69 are fatal incidents. Around 72 people die and another 5,154 sustain major injuries. To help avoid becoming part of […]

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May 14, 2015

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