No one likes to think about their own mortality, but if providing for the financial well-being of loved ones when you aren’t there anymore is important to you, it may be a good idea to start. Like paying taxes, death of course is an absolute certainty. According to the US Census Bureau, about 2.5 million people die every year in the United States. Heart disease,... Read Article
Have you ever heard the phrase "you don't have to be a millionaire to be sued like one?" Well, it’s true. It happens every day in the court systems all across Texas. There are many nightmare scenarios that demonstrate the need for liability insurance protection; so many, in fact, that the most careful, most conservative person I know--yours truly--has an umbrella policy, and I highly recommend it... Read Article
Failing to properly consider patient’s medical history could cost a life—and millions of dollars. In 2009, a New Jersey court awarded the family of a 21-year-old man $11 million in a lawsuit against an oral surgeon. The man had a genetic disorder that caused his throat to swell during surgery, thereby suffocating him. The court found the surgeon, who knew about the condition, to be... Read Article
Written by: The Deerfield Team On January 8, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court released a decision that reversed a 60-year trend in Texas auto insurance litigation. In J&D Towing, LLC vs. American Alternative Insurance Corp. (AAIC), the Court reversed a confusing trend of prohibiting the recovery of loss-of-use damages in total loss cases. Traditionally, claimants whose damaged property can be repaired are entitled to recover... Read Article
Written by: The Deerfield Team The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates interstate trucking and bus transportation. The agency’s regulations and methodologies are ever always in flux, with changes proposed as recently as January 15, 2016. The medical qualifications and regulations for drivers are no exception, though general requirements have remained relatively consistent. Here’s what you need to know about general requirements and recent changes... Read Article
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