A new Texas Senate bill advances Gov. Greg Abbott’s agenda by seeking to prevent “hailstorm lawsuit abuse.” Senate Bill 10, which pits trial lawyers against insurance companies, overlooks a major cause of hailstorm lawsuit abuse — one that easily can be fixed.… Read more
Texas Senate bill advances Gov. Greg Abbott’s agenda by seeking to prevent “hailstorm lawsuit abuse.” By pitting trial lawyers against insurance companies, Senate Bill 10 ignores the most alarming perpetrator of hailstorm lawsuit abuse: the courts themselves.
San Antonio’s 4th Court of Appeals recently joined a growing number of Texas courts that are using mandatory property appraisals to gut the true value of property insurance policies held by millions of Texas businesses and homeowners.… Read more
Texas law is supposed to protect policyholders from the unequal bargaining power of insurance companies. Traditionally, insurers who failed to settle property insurance claims fairly and promptly were subject to penalties for bad faith, delays, attorney fees and interest. These penalties were designed to prevent big insurance companies from cheating consumers.… Read more
Casenote: Farmers Group Ins., Inc. v. Poteet, Fort Worth, 2014
This is an appeal from a jury verdict in January 2011 ultimately arising from a claim in November 2002 for the discharge of black smoke and soot from an HVAC system.… Read more
This article is for anyone who owns property covered by insurance, including renters who insure their personal property. When a loss occurs and your property is damaged, approaching the claims process in an informed and organized manner will increase your chances of the claim being resolved quickly and to your satisfaction.… Read more
Did you know that hail damage insurance claims have become such a big deal in Texas that the department of insurance held a symposium titled “War on Hail”?
Over 2 million hail damage claims were processed from Jan. 1, 2010 to Dec.… Read more