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What about the car?

What about the car?   You’ve just been in a car accident, you’re panicked and in a state of shock. The insurance company is already making your life difficult. If you are wise, you’ve hired an Austin car accident lawyer; now, reality slowly starts creeping in. Your lawyer has explained the personal injury process and

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Different Types of Insurance Coverage

Different Types of Insurance Coverage Many times clients will call our office and ask questions about the different types of insurance coverage available after they are involved in a motor vehicle accident. While most injured victims are aware of the other driver’s liability coverage, they often overlook coverage available on their own policy which could

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Car Wrecks in Austin

Car wrecks in Austin are never any fun. It wasn’t your fault, and now the insurance company is treating you like YOU are the one that is at fault. It was their insured that caused you to lose your car, have a stiff back, and have anxiety while you drive. Sound familiar? Sadly, this is a

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Intentional Car Accidents

Intentional Car Accidents The traditional Texas Insurance policy will EXCLUDE their insured if their insured “intentionally causes bodily harm or property damage”.  You may be asking yourself, WHY?…I got hit, the defendant caused it and has insurance; why aren’t they paying for my losses? Not to defend the insurance industry, but it does make some

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Paid and Incurred as it relates to Injury accidents

What is Paid and Incurred?   Imagine for a brief moment that you are in a horrible car accident. You are badly hurt, and you are rushed to the hospital. The good news is that you are okay and you were lucky enough to walk away with your life. The bad news is that now

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Injuries: Sports and Community Activities in Austin, Texas

Injuries: Sports and Community Activities in Austin, Texas Austin is blessed with some of the most beautiful scenery in our entire State.  When you combine the beautiful outdoors with Austin’s young and vibrant population, you get all sorts of exciting and competitive outdoor activities. Every day you can find Austin residents enjoying everything our city

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Car accidents in rural areas

Throughout my career I have noticed a disturbing trend in the amount of fatality car accidents in rural areas.  The 2010 Census shows that 19 percent of the U.S. population lives in rural areas, however, rural fatalities account of 54 percent of the car accident deaths in 2012.  See the 2012 chart Speeding and the

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Trucking Accidents

Sadly, trucking accidents have become a common occurrence in Austin.  The main thoroughfare of Texas is Interstate 35 which runs through the heart of Austin.  Trucks delivering products and perishables to/from Mexico to hubs in Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin travel I35 every day.  A typical 18-wheeler Semi-truck can weigh more than 80,000  lbs (fully

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Pedestrian/Car Accidents in Austin

Throughout my career as an Austin Lawyer, I am seeing more and more pedestrian/car accidents in Austin.  This could be linked to our ever growing city or the fact that our city promotes a healthy lifestyle and more pedestrians are willing to take advantage of that.  From the shops on SoCo, to our fun filled

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What should you ask you lawyer if you were involved in a car accident in Austin?

What should you ask you lawyer if you were involved in a car accident in Austin? I would start with asking your lawyer the following questions: -Is your firm based out of Austin? Be certain that your lawyer has a vested interest in you and your hometown. At Funk & Associates, our offices and all

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