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 first party claim or
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 of more than 900,000. It all
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, $5,000, or
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 for
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). Either way,
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
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 behavior. Regardles
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 cases.
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