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Car Wrecks: Swoop and Settle Goes High Tech

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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I have frequently written about the awful insurance company tactic of swoop and settle.  Far too often, insurance companies contact a car wreck or trucking wreck victim before the victim is represented by an attorney to try and settle the case immediately.  This typically results in a victim giving up the claim before the victim…

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Many of us that deal with these injuries routinely have suspected it, but a new study confirms that even one concussion can have lasting effects. The study was based on extensive data on the health of people in Sweden.  The researchers found 104,000 people who experienced head injuries between 1973 and 1985.  The researches then…

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I’m part of a nation-wide group of lawyers who regularly exchange articles and other information with one another about brain injury cases. This week, we were having an online discussion about suicide, and we shared a study from earlier this year finding that persons who have suffered even a single concussion may be at a…

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Early this morning, a driver driving the wrong way on IH 35 near Kyle (where I grew up) caused a wreck that killed four people and injured two others. In this instance, the wrong way driver was driving southbound in the northbound lanes of IH 35 at the Kyle Parkway exit.  Unfortunately, the car hit…

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I’ve been following the stories of self-driving cars.  As a personal injury lawyer who sees the devastation of car wrecks, I’m interested in technology that can help my clients be more safe.  On the other hand, knowing all the calculations that go into safe driving — watching for other cars, pedestrians, bicyclists, animals, and other…

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A lot of momentum seems to be developing for the idea that Austin will ban drivers from using hand-held devices while driving.  In February, the Austin City Council appointed a Distracted Driving Study Group to look at the problem of distracted driving.  On Monday, the study group released a memo recommending that the city council…

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This week, Insure.com, the self-proclaimed independent consumer insurance website, released its list of Best Insurance Companies based on customer satisfaction rankings.  The company surveyed 3,835 customers of 15 large insurers in auto, home, and health insurance, and 14 in life insurance. The survey asked about: customer service claims satisfaction value for price paid percent who…

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