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Your Guide to Restraining and Protective Orders in Texas

In Texas, restraining orders and protective orders are used in domestic abuse cases to protect individuals from experiencing harm. In this post, we’ll cover how they work and what happens if a violation occurs.

How Restraining Orders Work

Restraining orders are typically filed along with petitions for divorce or child custody cases. A restraining order prohibits certain behaviors from the antagonistic party to protect the other party from injury or property damage.

If a restraining order is violated, it is not enforceable by the court because it is applied to a civil case rather than a criminal case. [...]

Is Your Texas Insurer Engaging in Bad Faith Practices?

If your insurance claim was denied, it may not be your fault. All too often, insurance companies act in bad faith and don’t pay for legitimate claims.

In this post, we’re going to tell you about the most common ways that insurance companies act in bad faith, and how to protect yourself against them.

What Is Bad Faith Insurance?

When you faithfully pay your premiums, you expect your insurance company to be there for you when you must file a claim. In most cases, that’s exactly how it works. [...]

Underage DWIs in Texas Increase During Prom and Graduation – Be Ready

Teenage drinking always increases around prom and graduation.

Recently, in Washington state, a drunk teen driver crashed a van after losing control, then fled the accident on foot.

In the same area, another teen lost control when navigating a roundabout a few hours earlier. They hit a light pole and left the scene with a case of beer and several passengers, but left two girls behind in the vehicle. Both teens were sent to juvenile detention.

Texas, unfortunately, is not immune to these types of incidents. Below, we’re going to tell you how you can be more prepared in case your teenager gets a DWI this spring. [...]

Common Construction Accidents in Texas and How to Stop Them            

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in which to work, and the stats prove it. How bad is it? Both across the U.S. and right here in Texas, people get hurt – and sometimes even die – in all kinds of ways due to construction accidents.

Take a look at these facts:

  • Every day, two construction workers die in the U.S. due to injuries on the job.
  • Twenty percent of all workplace deaths are in the construction industry, which is the highest rate of all industries.