Our Texas Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Accident Recovery Options
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Workers' compensation is not a requirement for private employers in Texas, but there are still plenty of businesses that are required to have coverage for their employees.
Anyone in Texas who works for a living should know everything that they possibly can about workers' compensation insurnace. If you get injured on the job, knowing as much as you can about the basics can help you establish a successful claim.
By following this link:
you will be provided with the basics on workers compensation insurnace coverage in Texas.
If you or a loved one has been injured on the jo in the Houston area, contact the law offices if injury Attorney Steve Lee for a free legal consultation today.
You should always bear in mind that the cheapest insurance is not always the best insurance.
Those companies that offer such cheap rates are often able to do so because of the way that they treat their policyholders when they file a claim.
A company called AM Best bases ranks insurance companies, but does not base the rankings on their profitability, or the amount of money that they spend on advertising. Rather, AM Best ranks insurance companies based on their willingness and ability to pay out claims.
This is the best way for you to figure out which insurance policy is the best for you. Go to their site and see where you insurance company is on their lists.
As always, if you have been injured in a Houston car accident, contact Attorney Steve Lee for a free legal consultation today.
The article linked above is from the Wall Street Journal, and it is describing how doctors can't wait to come down here to practice medicine. The reason? Tort reform.
In case you weren't aware of it, the State Legislature in Austin placed caps on non-economic damages to $250,000. So no matter how egregiously a doctor screws up and no matter how much of a loss that costs your family, the highest amount that you can get is $250,000.
Dead child? $250,000.
Husband ends up in a wheelchair? $250,000.
It's also interesting to notice that now the doctors are complaining about the medical board that has increased scrutiny of medical practicioners as a compromise for enacting caps. Which begs the question: Are the doctors that are in such a hurry to get down here coming because they want to, or because they know that they will get sued for less?
There is another side to these caps, as well.
An attorney from Dallas named Bob Kraft gives a perfect example of how the rights of victims have been completely trampled upon thanks to the new rules. Follow the link to the article below.
A great article in The New York Times outlines one of the major obstacles to quality healthcare in America.
It isn't the lawyers, or the doctors that people have to worry about. It's the insurance companies micromanaging and denying perfectly reasonable prescriptions, tests and procedures in order to save a buck.
Allstate Insurance recently commissioned a study on the safest cities to drive, and the Houston area did not place very high on the list. According to the study, drivers in Houston are around 25% more likely to have an accident than other drivers.
To read the whole report, follow the link below.
An article in the Houston Chronicle recently brought up an interesting point. It turns out that an ambulance can get an injured patient to the hospital just as fast as a medical helicopter. This is something worth thinking about considering that there have been three medical helicopter crashes this year.
If time isn't necessarily a factor, then maybe the use of these helicopters should be reserved for when they are truly needed, such as when the accident occurs in an out of the way place.