Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer Mark Wham talks about why underinsured motorist protection is so important in the State of Texas.. Wham and Rogers, PLLC – Texas Injury Attorneys (832) 592-1108. Underinsured motorist coverage is possibly the most important car insurance you can buy in Texas. Under Texas law, the minimum allowable liability auto insurance coverage is only $30,000. You can imagine that auto accident victims routinely incur more than $30,000 in losses, damages, and medical expenses. Therefore, if you are seriously injured in an auto accident., then underinsured motorist coverage will provide additional coverage to compensate you for your losses and injuries. Injury Lawyer (832) 592-1108 Call our office for a free consultation. We have offices in The Woodlands and Spring, Tx and help clients in Montgomery County, Harris County, and the Greater Houston area. From Our Blog When are punitive damages available in Texas? Questions to ask your personal injury lawyer. What to do after a car accident that is not your fault.
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Why You Need Underinsured Motorist Coverage in Texas
When Are Punitive Damages Available?
What are punitive damages and what purpose do they serve? When are they available in a personal injury case? Mark Wham address the issue of punitive damages in Texas in the video below. Wham and Rogers, PLLC – The Woodlands and Spring, Tx Board Certified Injury Lawyers (832) 592-1108. Punitive damages are sometimes awarded to discourage reckless behavior. For example, any person who makes a reckless decision to drive while intoxicated, or to drive several miles per hour over the speed limit is putting us all in danger. When one reckless individual or entity is forced to pay punitive damages, then we are all safer because a message has been sent. Punitive damages tell the community at large that certain conduct will not be tolerated. A large monetary fine or penalty will force others to think about other ways to conduct business without engaging in that kind of behavior. Free Consultation (832) 592-1108 If you have been injured in an accident and would like to speak to an attorney, then give us a call at (832) 592-1108. We help auto accident victims, 18-wheeler accident victims, clients who have been victims of a wrongful death action, and all serious injury victims. Our Recent Articles Colossus Software & Injury Claims Texas Good Samaritan Law Houston Daycare Accident Lawyer
Personal Injury Protection Coverage in Texas
How does PIP coverage in Texas compare to MedPay Coverage? Which is better? The Woodlands and Spring, Tx Board Certified personal injury lawyer Mark Wham explains. Wham and Rogers, PLLC – (832) 592-1108. Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and MedPay are two important types of auto insurance coverage. What Does PIP Cover? PIP covers the driver and all passengers in your car regardless of who is at fault in causing a collision. PIP generally covers reasonable and necessary medical bills. It also covers 80% of lost wages up to the limits of your specific PIP coverage. PIP payments are not subject to subrogation, which means that you can recover your PIP expenses (from the insurance company) and then recover those same expenses from the Defendant driver, without needing to reimburse your insurance carrier. What Does MedPay Cover? Medical Payments Coverage (MedPay) will cover your reasonable medical expenses up to your MedPay limits. However, MedPay does not provide any coverage for lost wages. Unlike PIP coverage, MedPay is subject to subrogation. In other words, if you receive MedPay insurance payments for your medical expenses, then you will have to reimburse your insurance company if those same medical expenses are awarded in your lawsuit settlement. This is why many attorneys will tell you that PIP coverage is actually more beneficial than MedPay coverage. Have You Been Injured? The Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyers at Wham & Rogers, PLLC are here to help. Call our office for a free consultation at (832) 592-1108. Articles from Wham & Rogers […]
Colossus Software and Personal Injury Claim Evaluations
Colossus is a controversial software that some insurance companies are using to evaluate personal injury claims. Wham and Rogers, PLLC – Board Certified Trial Lawyers (832) 592-1108. What Is Colossus? Colossus is a software program used by insurance companies to evaluate personal injury claims. About half of the major insurance companies use this type of software when adjusting injury claims. Since programs like Colossus have been put in use, insurance companies have consistently valued injury claims in smaller and smaller amounts. The insurance companies contend that Colossus makes claims adjusting more efficient by providing a set payment range for each type of injury. However, no two injuries are identical. Every injured person will face different circumstances and each injury will have varied effects on the lives of certain individuals. This is why an experienced lawyer can make a huge difference in the outcome of your claim. The personal injury lawyers at Wham & Rogers know that injuries can’t be quantified by some software, and we will fight to make sure that you are compensated fairly for all of your injuries. Call (832) 592-1108 Call our office for a free consultation. We would be glad to help. Wham & Rogers, PLLC is located in The Woodlands and Spring, Tx. We serve The Greater Houston Area including Harris and Montgomery Counties. You may also be interested in The Woodlands and Spring Car Accident Lawyer Truck Accident Lawyer in The Woodlands and Spring The Woodlands and Spring, Tx Wrongful Death Attorneys
The Texas Good Samaritan Law Explained
Question: If you injure someone while rendering emergency aid to them; are you legally liable for that injury? This is the question answered by the Texas Good Samaritan Law. One question that comes up is what happens if I break someone’s ribs while rendering CPR? Am I liable for those broken ribs? Mark Wham addresses this in the video and article below. Wham and Rogers, PLLC – Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyers in The Woodlands and Spring, Tx (832) 592-1108. Am I Liable? If you witness an injury accident, can you render aid without the risk of being sued? If you perform CPR and you accidentally break the injured person’s ribs during the process, are you legally responsible for that injury? The Texas Good Samaritan Law protects citizens who render aid to another person during an emergency. CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE, TITLE 4., CHAPTER 74. MEDICAL LIABILITY, SUBCHAPTER D –http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/CP/htm/CP.74.htm Sec. 74.151. LIABILITY FOR EMERGENCY CARE. (a) A person who in good faith administers emergency care is not liable in civil damages for an act performed during the emergency unless the act is wilfully or wantonly negligent, including a person who: (1) administers emergency care using an automated external defibrillator; or (2) administers emergency care as a volunteer who is a first responder as the term is defined under Section 421.095, Government Code. What Does the Good Samaritan Law Promote? This law promotes the Texas public policy of encouraging Texans to help our fellow citizens when they are in need of emergency care. Free Consultation […]
Questions To Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer
Have you been a victim of a wrongful death case, hurt in a job-site accident, 18-wheeler accident, or some kind of personal injury that was not your fault? The Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyers at Wham & Rogers, PLLC can help (832) 592-1108. Trial Lawyers in The Woodlands and Spring, Tx. Free Consultation (832) 592-1108 If you have been seriously injured and you’d like to hire a personal injury lawyer, there are a few questions that you should ask. Who will actually be handling your claim? Many times clients hire an experienced attorney at a large firm and then find out that a less experienced attorney in the firm will actually be handling their case. Is your attorney board certified? Did you know that fewer than 3% of Texas lawyers are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law? Mark Wham is a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer and Rene Rogers has been rated AV-Preeminent for more than 20 years. It is a fact that Board Certification in Texas requires years of specialized experience, success in the court room, and passing a rigorous test that is not taken by most other lawyers. Board Certified lawyers must also be endorsed by certain judges and other trial attorneys. How much experience does your lawyer have? You should find out how much experience your lawyer has handling cases like yours. The combination of years of experience and a strong track record of success can give you comfort that you have made the right choice. Practice Areas At Wham & […]
Dealing With Insurance Claims Adjusters – Avoid these mistakes
After a catastrophic accident or injury, you may find yourself talking to an insurance claims adjuster. Here are a few tips to remember when dealing with insurance adjusters. Wham and Rogers, PLLC – Accident / Injury Law Firm (832) 592-1108. Insurance Adjusters – Not on your side… You should remember that the insurance adjuster is not actually in your corner during this period. This scenario is common in car accident cases where you are not at fault. Sometimes an adjuster will inform you that the insurance company is “accepting responsibility” for the accident or injury. However, that does not mean that they will pay you the fair amount for your claim. The insurance adjuster gets paid to resolve claims for as little money as possible. They work for the insurance company, not for you. Don’t Lose Your Temper Talking to insurance claims adjusters can be very frustrating. Remember that getting angry or making threats towards the adjuster is not advised. This may actually be counterproductive to your case. Provide Detailed Info On Your Claim You should provide prompt, detailed information regarding your claim. Information about your injuries, medical records, and medical bills are essential in documenting the value of your claim. Do Not Rely on Verbal Representations Do not rely on the insurance claim adjuster’s verbal representations. Some insurance adjusters may be trained to string claims along until the legal statute of limitations has expired, thereby preventing any recovery. Once this happens, the insurance company will not pay anything on your claim. Contact An Attorney […]
What If My Child Is Injured At Day Care?
We entrust our children to day care facilities expecting them to be kept safe while we are at work. But what happens when our child is injured or involved in an accident at a child care facility? Wham and Rogers, PLLC – Personal Injury Attorneys (832) 592-1108. Houston Day Care Injury Attorneys There are nearly 11 million children enrolled in child care programs each year in the U.S. The number of children that are injured each year at day care centers is actually quite alarming. Day Car Facility Accident Factors Choke hazards Unsafe cribs, cots, and beds Unsafe playground facilities Improper maintenance & cleaning practices Improper use of child safety gates If your child is injured at a day care center, you should document exactly what happened. Be sure to make careful notes documenting all communications with the facility. Take adequate photos to document the injury and possibly the cause of the injury. Many times, the parents become important damages witnesses in a child injury lawsuit. Therefore you should keep notes of your child’s symptoms throughout the injury and recovery period. Need A Child Injury Lawyer? Call our office for a free consultation at (832) 592-1108. We are Board Certified trial attorneys serving Texas, Harris County, and Montgomery County. Our principle office is located in The Woodlands and Spring, Tx. Similar Articles from Wham & Rogers, PLLC My child was injured on a school bus Traumatic brain injury lawyer How much is my injury case worth?
What To Do After A Car Accident That Is Not Your Fault
Nobody ever plans on getting into a car accident. This can leave us confused and unprepared when it happens. Here are three things you should do if you are ever in a car accident. Wham and Rogers, PLLC – Texas Injury Attorneys (832) 592-1108. Video Summary – Car Accidents Call the police. You should exchange information with the other driver, but it is also important to get a police report, which documents the time and location of the collision. It documents the parties involved and provides an official explanation of how the accident occurred. Get a medical examination as soon as possible. After a serious collision, crash victims may report feeling dazed or fatigued. This can cause them to go straight home and lie down. However, prompt medical attention can rule out a serious concussion or other life-threatening injuries that you may be unaware of immediately after the accident. It’s also important to document any injuries as soon as possible after the collision. Remember that you don’t have to give an immediate recorded statement to the claims adjuster. You are entitled to have the insurance adjuster contact your attorney to arrange for a recorded statement. This will allow you some time to prepare to recount the situation accurately. Car Accident Attorney Call our office for a free consultation at (832) 592-1108. We are Board Certified car accident lawyers serving the Houston Area.
Do I Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Texas?
Getting hit by an uninsured driver can be traumatic and impose a huge financial burden on you and your family. Wham and Rogers, PLLC – Texas Injury Attorneys (832) 592-1108. In this video Mark Wham, car accident attorney in the The Woodlands and Spring, Tx, talks about why you may want to consider purchasing uninsured motorist coverage in Texas. Uninsured Texas Drivers Nearly 1/3 of the drivers on Texas roadways do not have valid auto insurance. Many drivers purchase an insurance policy, just so they can get a certificate of insurance, and then stop making the payments. This causes their coverage to lapse. If you get hit by a driver with invalid coverage, then you will wish you had uninsured motorist coverage. Hit & Run Drivers – Flee the Scene When a hit & run driver flees the scene of a collision, it may be impossible to identify who the at fault driver is. Suddenly you find yourself in a situation where there is zero insurance money to be collected for your injuries because (a) you can’t identify the other driver, and (b) you don’t have uninsured motorist coverage. Uninsured Motorist Coverage is Recommended in Texas You can see from the scenarios above exactly why the personal injury attorneys at Wham & Rogers, PLLCrecommend that you purchase uninsured motorist coverage. Uninsured motorist insurance coverage protects you when an uninsured driver injures you or your family. Many people don’t realize that uninsured coverage also applies to a bicycle rider or pedestrian who has been injured by an uninsured driver. […]