Frivolous Defenses

Posted on Friday, September 18th, 2020 at 5:14 pm    

The insurance industry has beaten into the public’s head that “frivolous lawsuits” are a problem. The poster child for “frivolous lawsuits” is the legendary hot coffee lawsuit filed by Stella Liebeck who was disfigured by a boiling McDonalds’ coffee. Once people read the actual facts about that case (and not the insurance/corporate narrative) they often […]

Motor Vehicle Crash Reports

Posted on Monday, September 7th, 2020 at 10:38 pm    

Crash reports are completed in vehicle crashes involving injury, death or over $1,000.00 in property damage. Crash reports provide a documentation of the facts of a crash and occasionally the opinions of the police officer filling out the report.

Top 5 Ways to Drive Safely Around Trucks

Posted on Saturday, September 5th, 2020 at 7:11 pm    

Give trucks and 18-wheelers PLENTY of space.  Do not tailgate them or drive slowly in front of them. Pass trucks and 18-wheelers on the LEFT.   Trucks and 18-wheelers have huge blind spots (also called “No Zones”).  Trucks have much larger blind spots on the right side (the slow lanes) than they do on the […]

Insurance Companies – the unseen hand at trial

Posted on Monday, October 16th, 2017 at 9:35 pm    

Although the insurance company isn’t mentioned at trial, it’s often the unseen puppet master pulling the strings of the defense attorney.  It selects and pays for the defense attorney and approves of the experts and all their travel and expenses.  Most importantly the insurance company decides what amount (if any) to offer to resolve the […]

Accidents involving 18-wheelers or Semi’s on I-10, I-35 and I-45 in Texas

Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 at 8:01 pm    

Texas has major highways crisscrossing the state including interstate 10 (I-10), interstate 35 (I-35), interstate 45 (I-45).   Tremendous amounts of traffic flow in and out of San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and Houston along these interstates.   Tractor trailers, also known as 18-wheelers or semi’s dominate these roadways and have lead to serious crashes and […]

Insurance in Civil Lawsuits

Posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 9:35 pm    

An insurance company is involved in almost every lawsuit filed, but juries don’t get know about it.   Hiding the insurance policies from juries is a Texas rule (one of our neighboring states not only tells juries about insurance, but actually allows injured parties to sue the defendant’s insurance company directly). The Texas rule’s intention […]
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