Do you call yourself an employee or a contractor?

It doesn’t matter what you, the boss, or what the contract you signed says, the law determines whether you are an employee or a contractor. It all has to do with certain factors used to make this determination. First of all, are you supervised in your job or are you considered a specialist who doesn’t need supervision? Secondly, does your occupation require a lot of skill that makes you a specialist? Next, do you Read More

Has a vehicle come screeching down the highway, driving the wrong way, right at you and your passengers lately here in Texas?

Texas roads can be a dangerous place when it comes to people driving the wrong way on streets and highways. Unfortunately, Texas has more wrong-way accidents causing deaths to one or more people than any other state in the USA, and in Texas, it’s Houston that has the most. Here are just a few of the wrong-way accidents that have happened in the Houston area in the last four months:January 8, 2022. Two people were Read More

All about motorcycle accidents and getting recompense for injuries and damages!

What or who causes most motorcycle accidents? The answer is not potholes, road conditions, or the weather. When you’re out for a motorcycle ride, enjoying the thrill and excitement of following the road to wherever it leads, you are more likely than not to be involved in an accident if you are not paying enough attention to what's going on around you. The same is true for other drivers on the road. Distracted Read More

What do you do if you have become ill or been injured on the job, but your employer doesn’t carry workers compensation?

You, as an employee, need to understand what your rights are when it comes to insurance protections when you are on the job. As a Texas worker whose employer has Texas Workers’ Compensation Insurance, you are covered for accidents or danger to your health, including income protection, medical expense and death and burial expense coverage. But you aren’t able to sue your employer if they have workers Read More

Residential property damage claims from 2/2020 Texas freeze

Since last February’s Big Freeze in the Houston area, insurance companies have been fighting hard to limit the amount they have to pay out. They’ve been overwhelmed with claims that resulted from the Freeze and the power outage that accompanied it. More than 500,000 claims have been made with an estimated loss of over $10 billion. What do you do if, after a disaster, your insurance company does not agree to pay for Read More

The Danger Posed by UPS and FedEx truck Drivers

Both UPS and FedEx truck drivers can be dangers to themselves and to others in their path. They are on the road for long periods of time and make hundreds of stops a day, delivering thousands of packages in a week’s time. They can become sleepy sitting in the same position for long shifts, or bored and distracted by smartphones, texting, the radio, eating and drinking, and even personal grooming. They may be Read More

IS YOUR BUSINESS HAVING PROBLEMS RECOVERING INCOME FROM AN INSURANCE COMPANY CAUSED BY LAST FEBRUARY’S FREEZE?

The February 2021 Texas freeze impacted millions of people and still to this day individuals and entities are fighting to reclaim the income and property that they lost. The failing of the ERCOT system led to rolling blackouts that affected homes and businesses. Some analysts place the economic loss of the freeze at more than $10 billion for Texans. Like so many people,businesses dealt with burst pipes, loss of Read More

Have you been injured in a Motorcycle accident through no fault of your own?

Picture this, you’re driving along on your new motorcycle when suddenly you are blindsided by another vehicle. You’re injured and before the driver asks if you’re okay, he instead screams “I didn’t see you!” When a person buys a motorcycle, they inherently understand that a motorcycle comes with a risk, but that risk does not mean other vehicles are allowed to drive recklessly around them. And while it’s hard to Read More

What kind of compensation is available for victims in accidents involving 18-wheelers?

Have you been in an 18-wheeler accident and need to understand how you are going to obtain compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses? The amount of damages depends on how bad your injuries are and how egregious the actions of the truck driver, the trucking company, and other possible defendants may be. The more severe the injury, the more the financial compensation you can claim. The State Read More

When you are involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, how do the authorities determine who is at fault?

Recently, thanks to news outlets and internet sites such as YouTube, we are more and more aware of the large number of accidents that involve 18-wheelers. If you have been in one recently, you may not know how complex the process is in determining who was at fault or liable for causing the crash.  Accidents involving 18-wheelers often include more vehicles than the typical two car accident. This increases the Read More