Why You Shouldn’t Tweet After a Car Accident

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If you’ve been in a bad car accident, the road to recovery can take a while. If you make this common mistake after your accident, you’re going to delay it further. If you’ve sustained some major injuries, you need to be able to prove that these injuries are taking a toll on your life for […]

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ERISA is a Legal Minefield—Don’t Go it Alone

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ERISA is the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. If an employer offers insurance as a part of its benefits package (healthcare, dental, vision, disability or any other insurance), they must comply with the policies outlined in ERISA. When you get hurt and seek ERISA benefits, you must submit a claim to your insurance […]

4 Tips for Navigating a Contract Dispute

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There’s a scene in The Office where Michael Scott is appalled at his intern, Ryan, for predicting in his class presentation that their paper company would be obsolete within five to ten years. Ryan insists that it wasn’t personal, to which Michael responds: “Business is always personal. It’s the most personal thing in the world.” […]

What If I’m in a Car Accident While on the Clock?

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Are employers ever responsible if their employees are involved in car accidents? The short answer? Yes. But not always. There are a couple factors that must be true for your employer to be liable for damages sustained in a car accident. When is Your Employer Liable? Here is an example to demonstrate a situation where […]

Interview: What is ERISA?

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Insurance companies might sound friendly on the phone. Keep in mind that they are not your friend. They are designed to save themselves money whenever possible, even if that means leaving their claimants high and dry. Stephen Nagle is the founder of Stephen G. Nagle & Associates. He is based in Austin, TX and devotes […]

Can Bankruptcy Discharge Student Loans?

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Student loans typically are not dischargeable under bankruptcy law. That said, there are narrow exceptions. Even when student loans are found dischargeable under these narrow circumstances, it’s a challenge for a bankruptcy filing to discharge all student debt. Generally speaking, it’s not possible, unless the student can prove an “undue hardship.” Proving You Have an […]

Video Blog: Can Bankruptcy Discharge Student Loans?

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Can bankruptcy discharge student loans? As bankruptcy attorney David Shuster explains, generally no. However, bankruptcy can help alleviate other forms of debt for those struggling with other types of financial burdens. Video Transcript: Student loans are not dischargeable in bankruptcy as a general rule. There are some circumstances where you can get a discharge if […]

Interview: Avoid These 7 Fatal Mistakes after a Car Crash

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Gregory Herrman‘s law firm has overseen more than 20,000 car accident cases. Throughout his years of experience, he’s determined what victims of car crashes should NOT do in the aftermath of an accident. The 7 Fatal Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Crash: Mistake #1: Not calling the police or 911 Mistake #2: Not seeking […]

How Does Bankruptcy Affect a Tax Refund?

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How does bankruptcy affect a tax refund? You definitely want to let your attorney know if you are filing for bankruptcy around tax time. David Shuster says that it is an important factor to consider. Transcript: Well this is tax time and so if you are expecting a tax refund you definitely want to let […]

Why You Shouldn’t Be Scared of the 341 Creditor Meeting

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Bankruptcy has a negative stigma that is entirely unwarranted. Bankruptcy is a service provided by the government, giving you a second chance to start fresh and get back on your feet. You’re not giving up; you’re getting help. However, the 341 creditor meeting can seem intimidating if you’re unfamiliar with the process. What Is the […]

How Do I Prove I Have a Disability?

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It’s not as easy as it sounds. There are countless stories about those denied disability benefits, so we’re not lacking in the experience. However, what many claimants don’t know is that there is a way to really prove that you deserve those benefits. There Are Multiple “Legal Definitions” of Disability And the tricky thing is […]

What If Your Disability Insurance is Denied?

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What should you do if your disability insurance is denied? Marc Whitehead is a disability insurance attorney in Texas who handles claims nationwide. He says you should immediately consult a professional to learn about your rights and options. Video Transcript: One of the most common things that happens in our practices is clients will come […]

Inteview: Why are Life Insurance Claims Denied?

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Why are life insurance claims denied? The insurance company may give a multitude of reasons, such as suspecting that the policyholder lied or passed away under conditions not covered by the policy. However, sometimes these decisions are made in bad faith. We spoke to Marc Whitehead, an attorney who helps people appeal denied insurance claims […]

Interview: Is Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 the Best Option?

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Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 are the most common forms of bankruptcy available to consumers. What are the big differences between the two? Which type of bankruptcy is best for your situation? We spoke to David Shuster, a bankruptcy lawyer based in Dallas – Forth Worth. He explains what those in dire financial straits need […]

Bankruptcy: Are Student Loans Dischargeable?

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Are Student Loans Dischargeable in Bankruptcy? Student loans are not dischargeable in bankruptcy as a general rule. There are some circumstances where you can get a discharge if you have an extreme hardship. It’s different jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Depends on the state in which you file. But currently there is a problem with student loan […]

What is a Third Party Injury Claim?

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One frustrating aspect of on-the-job injuries is that employers are often completely protected in the event accidents happen in the workplace. That’s what workers’ compensation is for. Yet there are some instances where the situation may involve a third party who is responsible for your injury. This is typically where a third-party personal injury claim […]

Interview: Veteran Disability Benefits Denied?

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If you’re a veteran, you can seek disability benefits, better known as VA compensation. However, this process is complicated, and often requires a legal professional to help guide you through it. There are plenty of traps to fall into and mistakes to make if you’re not familiar with the process. Marc Whitehead is a disability […]

Shut Up and Ride – Take a Motorcycle Tour of Corpus Christi Bay

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With summer in full swing, you might be itching to hit the asphalt on two wheels. And what better way to enjoy the Texas sun than to take a motorcycle trip around Corpus Christi Bay? Whether you’re a Corpus native or visiting from afar to explore our gorgeous islands and beaches, the Corpus Christi Bay […]