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Car Wrecks: Swoop and Settle Goes High Tech

Car Wrecks: Swoop and Settle Goes High Tech

18 Aug

One thing I’ve written on several times over the years is the insurance company tactic that we call “swoop and settle”. Using this tactic, insurance companies contact you shortly after a wreck and attempt to settle your claim before you know how badly you’re hurt and before you understand your rights. They do this because…

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Covid-19 And Business Interruption Insurance

06 Apr

Large and small businesses throughout the country have been wondering if any of their insurance policies will cover any of the losses they are sustaining because of the Covid-19/Coronavirus outbreak. It’s impossible to give a general statement because whether there is coverge depends entirely upon the wording of your policy. Insurance companies, of course, don’t…

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Covid-19/Coronavirus and Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts

31 Mar

We have received some inquiries from people wanting to know what rights they have under various contracts in light of the Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic. This isn’t an easy answer. Many contracts have a force majeure clause that specifically govern when an event outside the party’s control prevents a party from performing its contractual obligations. However, in…

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How Covid-19 Will Affect Your Austin Car Wreck Claims

24 Mar

Covid-19 is affecting everything, including your Austin car wreck claims. Last week, the Austin Police Department announced a change in policy that they wouldn’t be personally showing up for most car wreck calls. That’s probably a good call for officers’ health, but it certainly hurts your ability to bring your claims. What can you do…

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What We’re Doing In Response To Coronavirus/Covid-19

17 Mar

For the most part, for us, it’s business as usual. That’s not to say we’re not being safe. We have closed our office and are trying to eliminate all meetings. But that doesn’t mean much changes for us. We have been set up to work remotely for years. Right now, we’re all working from home,…

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