Posts Tagged ‘auto accidents; car wrecks; personal injury lawyer’

I’ve Been In A Wreck. Why Am I Getting Letters From Lawyers About A Lien?

I’ve heard from a number of clients recently who were in car wrecks and received scary letters from lawyers about various hospitals filing liens on the clients’ property.  Sometimes the lawyers’ letters tell the clients that the clients’ bills have gone to collections or that the hospital will be included on a settlement check.  Naturally,…

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Insurance Recorded Statement: Beware This Seemingly Innocent Question

    “If we get some of your bills, do we have permission to pay your medical providers directly?” That’s a question that I’ve started seeing when GEICO takes recorded statements of some of my clients (and I can only assume that other insurance companies will follow behind).  It seems innocuous.  The client says, “yes.” …

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Check Your Tires — Tragic Caldwell County Wreck Yesterday

Yesterday, there was a horrific car wreck on Texas 130 in Caldwell County that killed 4 adults and left 5 more children injured. The wreck hits home as it occurred near the Texas 130/Schuelke Road intersection, and yes, Schuelke Road does refer to my family. The investigation is just beginning, but one suggestion is that…

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Austin Police Chief: Too Many Austin Car Wrecks

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo took the unusual step this week of having a press conference to urge Austin drivers to be more safe.   Chief Acevedo was prompted to take the action because this year has already been record-setting in terms of number of traffic fatalities. Acevedo noted that the top causes of wrecks are…

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Auto Accident: New Study Shows Stoned Drivers Are Safer Than Drunk Drivers

A new National Highway Transportation Safety Administration study has found that driving while drunk is more dangerous than driving under the influence of other drugs.    Under the data, positive test results for several types of drugs found only small increases in the risk of a crash, but being under the influence of alcohol caused an…

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Auto Insurance Isn't All The Same

There’s an insurance company currently running television ads here in Austin (and I assume elsewhere) encouraging you to use them because “all insurance is the same” so use them and avoid the middle man. That’s basically fraud.  All auto insurance isn’t the same.  There are different coverages to buy, different deductibles to consider, and a…

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Great News! Number of High School Athletes With Concussions Doubles

Concussions are on the rise.  New research published in the Journal of Sports Medicine finds that the number of high school athletes who have suffered a concussion has doubled between 2005 to 2012. This is great news! Why? Researchers think the reality is that the number of concussions is the same, but we’re becoming much…

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Oil Boom Related Trucking Deaths Continue

I’ve been writing for almost two years about the driving dangers created by the Texas oil boom, especially those dangers in the Eagle Ford Shale region.  A new article about the increase of road deaths from the energy boom has me thinking about it again.  In the article, the Karnes County Sheriff noted that historically,…

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