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  • Apr 08, 2020|
  • By: Michael Francis|
  • Read Time: 2 minutes

If a family member or someone close to you has died as a result of the Covid-19 virus, there may be a legal basis to bring a Texas wrongful death lawsuit. In too many cases, employers, nursing homes and other companies put employees, patients and customers at risk of contracting the Coronavirus by failing to…

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  • Mar 03, 2020|
  • By: Michael Francis|
  • Read Time: 4 minutes

Texas boasts a landscape as beautiful and diverse as its population, and millions of drivers enjoy the state’s scenic roadways each year. In fact, Texas drivers exceeded 282 billion total miles driven in 2018. Unfortunately, all those miles on the road sometimes result in auto accidents. Texas drivers experience an alarming number of accidents each…

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  • Mar 03, 2020|
  • By: Michael Francis|
  • Read Time: 3 minutes

When a person experiences serious injury or death due to someone’s negligence, more than one victim suffers. Of course, the person injured or killed bears the brunt of the harm and deserves justice. However, the accident likely affected many people who depended on the victim for financial support, physical support, or companionship. For this reason,…

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  • Feb 18, 2020|
  • By: Michael Francis|
  • Read Time: 4 minutes

Texas Wrongful Death Statute When you lose a loved one in an accident or as a result of another person’s intentionally harmful act, it can be difficult to think about filing a lawsuit. At the Francis Firm, we know how important the grieving process is, and we want to do everything we can to help…

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  • Feb 13, 2020|
  • By: Michael Francis|
  • Read Time: 5 minutes

The eggshell skull rule applies to accident victims with pre-existing medical conditions or physical limitations. It holds the party at fault in an accident responsible when the victim’s injuries are more significant than anticipated due to a pre-existing injury or a particular frailty which makes the victim more susceptible to harm. Although it may seem…

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  • Feb 13, 2020|
  • By: Michael Francis|
  • Read Time: 3 minutes

In Texas, an insurance company usually must pay your claim within five business days of approving the claim. There are generally three steps to the insurance process in Texas. These steps are: Providing notice of the claim;Claim acknowledgment and investigation; andClaim approval or denial. Once you file your claim, the insurance company has 15 days…

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  • Jan 28, 2020|
  • By: Michael Francis|
  • Read Time: 3 minutes

In Texas, the damages available in personal injury cases are either compensatory damages or exemplary damages. Exemplary damages in Texas are also called punitive damages.  A court awards compensatory damages to put the plaintiff in the situation they would have been had the collision never occurred. Compensatory damages include both economic and non-economic damages, such…

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  • Jan 27, 2020|
  • By: Michael Francis|
  • Read Time: 3 minutes

In the state of Texas, insurance companies must offer their drivers personal injury protection, which is also known as PIP. This type of insurance provides compensation for certain expenses you may incur as a result of a car accident. The Francis Firm highly recommends PIP coverage as a way to protect you and your family…

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  • Oct 30, 2019|
  • By: Michael Francis|
  • Read Time: 3 minutes

When you agree to a new job and enter into an employment contract with a new employer, you may be faced with a non-compete agreement in Texas.  Texas non-compete law does not allow all non-compete agreements—also known as a non-competition agreement or a covenant not to compete—to be enforced in the state.  For a non-compete…

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  • Oct 30, 2019|
  • By: Michael Francis|
  • Read Time: 3 minutes

Car accidents happen more often than you might expect in Texas.  According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were more than 14,000 serious injury collisions in the states in 2017, and more than 17,500 people sustained a serious or life-threatening injury. Indeed, there is at least one fatal collision every day on Texas roads.  As…

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