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What to Do If a Cement Truck Hit Your Vehicle

It’s always made you nervous to drive behind cement trucks, and understandably so. These metal behemoths can weigh as much as 70,000 pounds when fully loaded and are prone to tipping over. Then, one day,...

How to Prove Wrongful Death for Texas Cases

You expected to have your loved one around for years, but because of some careless person’s negligence, that loved one is no longer with you. You understandably want compensation for this loss, but you’re unsure...

A Legal Guide to Recovering from a House Fire in Texas

Experiencing a house fire is one of the most traumatic events a homeowner can face. Beyond the immediate danger and distress, the aftermath involves navigating insurance claims, property restoration, and legal considerations. As a Texas-based...

What Damages Can I Recover for Bad Faith?

So, you’ve filed an insurance claim, and the insurance company is giving you the runaround regarding your claim. Sadly, this is an all-too-common scenario. The insurance company wants to avoid paying you so naturally, it...

What are the Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney?

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Unfortunately, actually obtaining that compensation can be challenging, whether you’re navigating the complexities of the insurance...

Responding to Texas Chemical Fires

When you live in Texas, you know that chemical plant fires are all too common. Even a minor explosion can trigger large fires, black plumes of smoke, and widespread injuries and burns. Case in point:...

What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident

Accidents can happen virtually any time and anywhere, even if you’re not behind the wheel of a car. Say you’re out for a leisurely stroll, enjoying the Houston sunshine, when out of nowhere a motor...

What to Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer

If you experience a personal injury due to somebody else’s recklessness or neglect, you have every right to seek compensation for your medical bills, property loss, and missed wages. Naturally, you will want to choose...

What to Do After a Bicycle Accident

When you’re out enjoying a bike ride, it’s natural to let your mind wander and get caught up in the sheer pleasure of being outside and having your body in motion. As such, getting suddenly...

5 Tips for Filing a Motorcycle Accident Claim

Imagine this scenario: It’s a breezy evening in Houston, and you’ve decided to take your motorcycle out for a quick after dinner spin. You’re enjoying the ride and relishing the fresh air when, out of...

What are the Most Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries?

When the weather’s nice, there’s really nothing more exhilarating than taking your motorcycle out for a spin. Even the most cautious motorcyclists can have their fun disrupted by accident or injury, sometimes resulting in serious...

When Will Insurance Pay for a New Roof on Your House in Texas?

When protecting your Texas home, a solid roof is essential. Texas homeowners face the ongoing risk of extreme weather conditions and natural disasters like ice storms, hail storms, and hurricanes that can cause significant damage...

8 Things to Do After a Bicycling Accident

8 Things to Do After a Bicycling Accident Bicycling can be a great form of exercise, leisure, or everyday transportation. Even for the most safety-conscious cyclists, however, a biking expedition can sometimes go sideways, resulting...

Common Causes of Boating Accidents

During the dog days of summer, there’s really nothing more relaxing than a day spent out on the water. Often, boat owners practically live on their vessels during the on-season, enjoying long days of leisure...

Why Do Insurance Companies Delay Claims?

When you file a claim with your insurance company, naturally, you want a prompt and decisive resolution. You expect your insurance company to pay your claim in timely manner, just like you timely pay your...

What You Need To Know About Common Law Bad Faith in Texas

Has the insurance company delayed, lowballed, underpaid, or flat-out denied your claim without a clear or valid reason? You may be able to file a lawsuit against your insurance company for bad faith. Read below...

Tips for a Better Personal Injury Claim

If you are injured because of someone else’s reckless or negligent acts, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against them. Personal injury claims can be filed in order to gain compensation...

What to Consider When Filing a Texas Hurricane Insurance Claim

The damage from a hurricane can be devastating, primarily when it affects you and your loved ones personally. It is also a community issue that can have long-lasting financial and psychological ramifications. If you need...

Your Guide to Texas Hurricane Insurance

Texas homeowners, especially those who live in coastal regions, must be aware of the looming threat posed by hurricanes. Hurricane season often leaves massive property damage in its wake, but the right insurance coverage can...

What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident

Slip and fall accidents are incredibly common. Imagine that you skid across an icy sidewalk, or tumble down broken, poorly maintained stairs. Accidents like these can result in significant injuries, including broken bones, broken teeth,...

8 Tips for Filing a Tornado Insurance Claim

In the wake of a damaging storm, naturally, you expect to receive compensation from your insurance company as promptly as possible in order to begin making necessary repairs to your home or property and begin...

Tips for Handing Your Tornado Damage Claim

Less than a month into the new year, and we’ve already seen a number of severe storms rumble across Texas, including major tornadoes that have left significant damage in their wake. While homeowners don’t have...

What is Homeowners Insurance?

Most homeowners have an insurance policy, whether by their own choice or because it is mandated by their mortgage company. At the most basic level, a homeowners insurance policy provides financial protection should there be...

How Does The Texas Freeze Damage Claims Process Work?

If you have suffered freeze damage to your home in Houston, you may experience severe inconveniences, destroyed belongings, and significant expenses. Texas freeze damage claims often require swift action on short notice, making a difficult...

How Can a Witness Affect Your Car Accident Case?

Car accidents can be traumatic for everyone involved. This certainly includes drivers and passengers, but it also extends to bystanders who may witness the collision. If you’re involved in a car accident, it’s crucial to...

Tips for Taking Pictures Following a Car Accident

If you are injured or sustain property damage as the result of a car accident, you’ll naturally want to consider filing an insurance claim to receive adequate compensation. In order to file a claim, however,...

What Causes Trucking Accidents?

Trucks play an incredibly valuable role in getting materials, supplies, and products from distribution centers into stores, and in some cases directly to consumers. Indeed, the significance of truckers within our economy is reflected by...

Hiring a Lawyer for an Insurance Claim

If you suffer property damage due to fire, flood, or theft, one of the logical steps is to file a claim with your homeowners insurance company. However, this process might give you some trepidation. What...

COVID-19 Personal Injury Claims

Many of us have had our lives upended, or at the very least disrupted, by the COVID-19 pandemic. During these surreal days of quarantine, it can be challenging to figure out who to listen to...

Homeowners Insurance in Texas: Know Your Rights

Most homeowners have some baseline understanding of what homeowners insurance is and how it can be beneficial. However, questions often arise about what’s covered and what’s required by a standard homeowners policy, e.g., is it...

Tips for Water Damage Insurance Claims

While Texans have largely moved past the severe winter weather that left so many without power, some homeowners are still dealing with the fallout. Specifically, many homeowners may be coping with pipes that froze, ruptured,...

6 Things to Know When Buying Homeowners Insurance

Most homeowners have little choice about whether or not they should buy homeowners insurance. It’s typically a requirement of mortgage lenders, who are zealous to safeguard their investments. Even for homeowners who own their property...

Your Rights Under Chapter 542 of the Texas Insurance Code

Insurance represents a contract made between you and your insurance company, assuring that, if anything catastrophically wrong befalls you, your insurance company will step in to provide a financial safety net. This contract gives your...

Understanding Your Rights in Texas Hail Claims

If you have suffered hail or windstorm damage to your home or business in Texas, and your insurance company has denied your claim, then you need to understand your rights under your insurance policy and...

Fire Damage Claims

FAQs About Fire Damage Claims Below are some frequently asked questions about Fire Damage Claims: How Can A Houston Fire Damage Attorney Help Me File And Manage My Claim? At McLaurin Law, our lead fire...

Flood Damage Claims

FAQs About Flood Damage Claims Below are some frequently asked questions about Flood Damage Claims: What Are The Common Causes Of Flood Damage Claims? Many flood claims in Texas stem from natural disasters like hurricanes...

Oil & Gas Claims

FAQs About Oil & Gas Claims Below are some frequently asked questions about Oil & Gas Claims: What Kinds Of Insurance Coverage Do Oil And Gas Companies Need In Texas? Oil and gas companies need...

Life Insurance Claims

FAQs About Life Insurance Claims Below are some frequently asked questions about Life Insurance Claims: Can A Life Insurance Attorney With Your Firm Help Us Understand Our Loved One's Policy? Yes. A life insurance attorney...

Maritime Law

FAQs About Maritime Law Below are some frequently asked questions about Maritime Law: Do I Need a Houston Maritime Attorney? You don’t have to hire a maritime lawyer if you have been injured offshore, but...

Your Rights Under Chapter 541 of the Texas Insurance Code

Chapter 541 of the Texas Insurance Code, entitled, Unfair Methods of Competition and Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices, protects the rights of policyholders, laying out in detail when an insurer engages in an unfair...

What's the Time Limit for Filing a Claim?

After an accident, you should typically file a claim with the insurance provider of the negligent party who is responsible for your accident. It is important that you move with haste in filing a personal...

Theft And Vandalism Claims

FAQS About Theft And Vandalism Claims Below are some frequently asked questions about Theft and Vandalism Claims: What is the difference between vandalism and theft, and how might it affect my claim? Commercial insurance policies...

Freeze Damage Claims

FAQS About Freeze Damage Claims Below are some frequently asked questions about Freeze Damage Claims: What kind of damage happens during freezing weather? Freeze damage from winter storms can lead to several different problems around...

Wind And Hail Damage Claims

FAQS About Wind And Hail Damage Claims Below are some frequently asked questions about Wind and Hail Damage Claims: What do I need to file a wind or hail damage claim with my insurance company?...

Maritime & Marine Insurance Claims

FAQS About Maritime & Marine Insurance Claims Below are some frequently asked questions about Maritime & Marine Insurance Claims: What are the main policies I need for my boaters or commercial marine insurance? Whether you’re...

Commercial Insurance Claims

FAQS About Commercial Insurance Claims Below are some frequently asked questions about Commercial Insurance Claims: What commercial insurance do I need for my business? Our commercial insurance claims lawyer can review your business model and...

Bad Faith Insurance Claims

FAQS About Bad Faith Insurance Claims Below are some frequently asked questions about Bad Faith Insurance Claims: What can I do if my insurance company is working against me? Generally speaking, Texas requires insurers to...

Hurricane Insurance Claims

FAQS About Hurricane Insurance Claims Below are some frequently asked questions about Hurricane Insurance Claims: Does my homeowners' insurance include coverage for hurricane claims? Hurricane insurance claims are complicated, but your homeowners' insurance policy may...

Insurance Coverage

FAQs About Insurance Coverage Below are some frequently asked questions about Insurance Coverage: How Long Do I Have To File Suit Against My Insurance Company? It depends on the statute of limitations that applies to...

Residential Property Insurance Claims

FAQs About Residential Property Insurance Claims Below are some frequently asked questions about Residential Property Insurance Claims: What Steps Should I Take After My Home Is Damaged? You should promptly report the damage to your...

Commercial Property Insurance Claims

FAQs About Commercial Property Insurance Claims Below are some frequently asked questions about Commercial Property Insurance Claims: What Is The Difference Between Replacement Cost And Actual Cash Value? A commercial property insurance claims lawyer at...

Personal Injury

FAQs About Personal Injury Below are some frequently asked questions about Personal Injury: What Qualifies As A Personal Injury? Personal injury is an umbrella term for various types of physical and psychological harm you might...

Wrongful Death

FAQs About Wrongful Death Below are some frequently asked questions about Wrongful Death: What Qualifies As Wrongful Death? A wrongful death is a death that occurs due to another person’s negligence or recklessness. The victim’s...

Catastrophic Injuries

FAQs About Catastrophic Injuries Below are some frequently asked questions about Catastrophic Injuries: What Injuries Are Catastrophic? The phrase “catastrophic injury” is an umbrella term for severe, life-changing injuries. What sets them apart from “regular”...

Truck Accidents

FAQs About Truck Accidents Below are some frequently asked questions about Truck Accidents: What Vehicles Are Considered Trucks? Texas law defines a “truck” as any motor vehicle designed, used, or maintained primarily to  transport property....

Head Injuries

FAQs About Head Injuries Below are some frequently asked questions about Head Injuries: What Are The Symptoms Of A Head Injury? Medical professionals refer to head injuries as “invisible injuries” — not only because they...

Drunk Driving Accidents

FAQs About Drunk Driving Accidents Below are some frequently asked questions about Drunk Driving Accidents: What Happens In A Drunk Driving Personal Injury Case? Your drunk driving accident attorney can help you navigate the complex...

Boat Accidents

FAQs About Boat Accidents Below are some frequently asked questions about Boat Accidents: What Are The Common Types Of Boating Accidents? Our Houston boat accident attorney has represented clients for many types of boating accidents....

Car Accidents

FAQs About Car Accidents Below are some frequently asked questions about Car Accidents: Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer? There’s no legal requirement to hire a car accidents lawyer, but it’s in your best...

Motorcycle Accidents

FAQs About Motorcycle Accidents Below are some frequently asked questions about motorcycle accidents: Should I Hire A Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorney? Hiring a motorcycle accidents lawyer isn’t mandatory after an accident, but it’s strongly advisable....

Bicycle Accidents

FAQs About Bicycle Accidents Below are some frequently asked questions about Bicycle Accidents: What Happens In A Texas Bicycle Accident Personal Injury Case? Your Houston bicycle accident attorney can help you build your case against...

Premises Liability

FAQs About Premises Liability Below are some frequently asked questions about Premises Liability: How Can A Houston Premises Liability Lawyer Help My Case? Seeking compensation from a property owner in court on their own rarely...

Medical Malpractice

FAQs About Medical Malpractice Below are some frequently asked questions about Medical Malpractice: How Do I Know If I Have A Medical Malpractice Case? Medical malpractice is a type of negligence. You may have a...

What Should I Do after an Injury?

Your number one priority should be your well-being. Seek out medical advice as soon as possible to ensure that you get the treatment you need. You should also move quickly to consult with an attorney...

Personal Injury Claims in Texas

If you or a loved one has been injured due to somebody else’s wrongdoing, McLaurin Law can help. We have years of experience helping injured people get the help they both need and deserve. Don't...

Insurance Claims Following Texas’ Winter Storms

Winter weather can do enormous damage to your home. This is something that many Texas homeowners are learning the hard way, as extreme snow, ice, and cold temperatures wreak havoc across the state. Once the...

Small Business Insurance Errors (and How to Avoid Them)

Having the right kinds of insurance can help shield your business against undue risk. However, small business insurance products can be complicated, and it is extraordinarily easy to make simple mistakes that expose your company...

Disputing a Homeowners Claim Denial

If you have ever filed a claim with your homeowners insurance company and believed that you were not adequately compensated—or, if you’ve filed a claim and had it outright denied—you are not alone. Many policyholders...

Understanding Slip and Fall Claims

Goes the Homeowner Have Insurance? Slip and fall injuries are some of the most common injuries of all. They can happen any time, and to anyone—and when they do, it can be challenging to know...

Responding to Hurricane Damage

Homeowners should always be prepared for the harmful effects of hurricanes and inclement weather, which can sometimes result in extensive property damage. For example, a particularly bad windstorm or hailstorm may result in damage to...

What to Do When Filing a Homeowner’s Claim

It is disorienting for any homeowner to discover that their property has been damaged or lost, whether due to a fire, a natural disaster, or theft. Adding insult to injury, the homeowner’s insurance claims process...

What to Do Following a Motorcycle Accident

Here in Houston, the weather permits motorcycle riding almost year-round. While taking the bike out can be exhilarating, it is never without risks. Accidents can happen even to the most cautious of riders, resulting both...

Gathering Evidence in a Personal Injury Case

Personal injury suits come in many forms based on different types of injury or property damage. For example, personal injury suits may involve damages sustained in an auto collision or slip-and-fall accident. They may also...

What Is Civil Authority Coverage?

What Is Civil Authority Coverage? The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted all of our lives and our businesses in some form or fashion. As business owners seek to deal with these disruptions, many have raised relevant...

What Is Business Interruption Insurance?

Business interruption insurance is fundamentally designed to protect a business against its inability to continue its normal day-to-day operations, or to occupy its physical premises, in the event of a property loss (due to fire,...

Coronavirus Business Interruption Insurance

Is Your Company Losing Business as a Result of Covid-19? Business Interruption Insurance May Cover the Damage The rapid spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has already exhibited an astonishing effect on our...

Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Small Business Insurance

For small business owners, insurance can provide a necessary safety net—a way to mitigate risk and to safeguard against the unexpected. With that said, choosing the wrong insurance can have damaging consequences. You could simply...

What to Ask Your Maritime Lawyer

Whether you’re working on a boat, an oil rig, or a dock, accidents can happen in an instant. But if it takes just a moment for you to sustain a serious injury, it usually takes...

Preparing to File a Property Damage Claim

Any time you sustain damage to your home, business, or vehicle, it is only natural to consider filing a property damage claim. However, the claims process can be cumbersome, and many individuals are unsure of...

What Should I Do If My House Floods?

For homeowners, few things are more daunting than finding extensive flood damage in your home; yet, as the result of hurricanes and other extreme weather, this is a reality that many Texans have had to...

Construction Defects

Even skilled builders can make errors in the construction process; for evidence of this, look no further than to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. But what happens when those construction defects impact you directly? For...

What to Do Following a Chemical Fire

In recent weeks, a number of Texans have had their lives disrupted due to a series of chemical fires—explosions that have not only sent toxins into the atmosphere but also left some individuals with property...

Itc Chemical Fire in Deer Park, TX

On March 17, 2019, a storage tank ignited at the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) Deep Park facility, 15 miles southeast of Houston, Texas, which led to a plume of smoke that spread across much of...

Maritime Workers & the Jones Act

Depending on what line of work you’re in, you may face daily risks of accident and injury—and in many cases, there are legal protections in place to ensure you get the compensation and care you...

Addressing Property Loss

What to Do after a Property Loss Whether it’s due to fire, flood, or hurricane, property loss is always traumatic. In the days following the disaster, homeowners can take some basic steps to ensure that...

Hiring a Public Adjuster

Should your home ever be damaged in a natural disaster, you’ll likely want to file a claim with your insurance company. The end goal is to receive compensation for the damage, but of course, the...

What to Do Following a Car Accident

Few things are more disorienting than being in a car accident. In the immediate aftermath of a collision, it’s not unusual to feel dazed and unclear. Nevertheless, the actions you take just after a car...

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