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December 21, 2013

Why Having a Last Will and Testament Should Be a Top Priority – Article 749

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Maybe in the back of your mind you know that you should have a written Last Will and Testament in place. Perhaps you see a tragic news story about the death of a parent with young kids and you think about what would happen to your own kids in that situation. But then, days and weeks get away from you and this task on a long to-do list never gets done.  If this sounds familiar, let me encourage you to move the drafting of your will up ahead of cleaning out your closets, trimming the hedges or a whole host of other tasks that fight for our free time. And as a licensed Texas attorney in the legal areas of wills, trusts and estates, I will share a few reasons why.

You’re a single parent with full custody or conservatorship of your child. If something happens to you and your desired guardianship is not spelled out, does the child’s other parent, who has made little effort to be in his life before now, get custody?  If you own a home, do you want that property to be sold upon your death?  Have there been plans discussed for a child or grandchild to live in that home after your death. If this plan isn’t known to the entire family, that move-in date might never happen.  Or, do you have advanced medical directives on file with your medical doctor?

You have a heart attack while running at the gym. It’s not pleasant to think about, but it happens. Would your wife know how to access your life insurance papers and your retirement account? Is she aware of every source of debt in your household, if any, or have you always handled all of the home finances? By not cataloguing all of these details, you are making an emotionally taxing time for your spouse even more difficult.

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Will and Testament

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December 18, 2013

What Happens If You Hit Someone in a Car Car and You Don’t Have Enough Insurance? – Article 918

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If you cause an auto accident, you could face both criminal and civil actions. A civil action is a lawsuit brought by an injured victim or by surviving family members of a victim killed in the crash to recover monetary compensation.

Injured victims can incur significant medical expenses in an accident. The Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association reported in 2008 that AAA estimates a traffic death has a per-person cost of $3.2 million while injured victims had a per-person cost of $68,170.

our Massachusetts uninsured accident lawyers serving Boston, Springfield, Worcester and all of the Bay State know if you have only the minimum Massachusetts required coverage of $20,000 per person bodily injury and $40,000 per accident liability coverage, you could end up faced with significant personal liability because this is not enough insurance to compensation those badly injured when you cause an accident.

You Are At Risk With Not Enough Insurance

Your insurance company has an obligation to represent you when you are sued after an accident and to try to settle the case or resolve the claim within the limits of policy coverage.

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UnderInsured Motorist

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December 15, 2013

Suspected Drunk Driver Put Two Walkers in Critical Condition in TX – News 449

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In mid-July, two pedestrians were struck and hit at around 11:30 p.m. near Midtown Houston. KHOU reported that the pedestrians were in serious condition after the accident, which occurred on Tuam Street near Helena Street. The driver who was involved in the accident was allegedly intoxicated at the time and was arrested following the crash.


Our Houston lawyers know that those who are walking, jogging or biking are often at risk of sustaining very serious injuries in the event they are involved in a pedestrian accident. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that a pedestrian is one-and-a-half times as likely to be killed in a car wreck on each trip as compared to motorists in passenger vehicles. Unfortunately, lifelong injury or death are common since these accident victims have little or no protection from the force of the impact.

Pedestrians in Danger from Intoxicated Motorists

With so many pedestrian crashes causing injury or death, it should come as no surprise that there were 4,280 people killed and 70,000 injured in 2010 alone. The two Texas pedestrians who were involved in the recent accident on Tuam Street will be among those counted as injured in pedestrian accidents for 2013. The pedestrians – a man and a woman – were reportedly walking very close together, which is how a single driver hit them both. The two were taken to different hospitals. Both were listed in serious but stable condition.


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December 10, 2013

CT Accident Claims Life of a Child

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Recently, the Hartford Courant reported on a tragic accident that resulted in the death of a young baby.  The two-car collision resulted in the death of a 5-month-old as well as critical injuries to an 11-month-old passenger.  The driver of the second car was a 17-year-old.  Police are reportedly investigating the cause of the accident to determine who was to blame.

Lawyers in Hartford, CT know it is important for police to investigate any auto accident that results in serious injury or death. The driver who is to blame for the crash may face both civil liability and criminal liability if the motorist’s actions were negligent or dangerous.

Police Investigating Fatal Accident

The accident reported by the Courant occurred at around 1:20 in the afternoon. A four-door SUV carrying the two infants and their mothers was traveling west on Spencer Street.  The other car with the 17-year-old motorist was traveling north on Hillstown. The SUV and other vehicle collided, causing the SUV to roll over and hit a telephone pole.

The impact of the rollover caused the passenger compartment on the SUV roof to be crushed. The two mothers who were in the SUV were able to exit the vehicle after the accident and were waiting outside of the car when police arrived.  Police indicate that the damage to the SUV was relatively minor, even with the caved in passenger roof, but, unfortunately both infants had to be extracted from the vehicle by rescue personnel. One of the mothers was also taken to the hospital to treat emotional distress resulting from the accident and injuries to the children.

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Child Accident

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