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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Texas on
Q: What does it mean if my attorney released my case?

Husband was in a car accident I sent over all info and was told the case was released and they will not be representing him , I want to know why ?

Jessica McKinney
Jessica McKinney answered on Apr 16, 2020

Every firm as their own criteria of cases they will handle. They may have released his case for any number of reasons. It could be something to do with the case itself or something to do with their internal policies. Oftentimes cases are released because there is no insurance coverage, the client... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Is it true I can be held accountable partially for failing to recognize danger if I didn’t see a car coming my way?

Insurance company told me I’m partially at fault because I didn’t see a car coming toward me. The other car failed to yield right of way stop sign causing me to strike them.

Jessica McKinney
Jessica McKinney answered on Apr 8, 2020

Unfortunately, this happens quite a bit. Insurance companies try to minimize their exposure by partially blaming all parties involved. You can certainly fight their position with the help of witnesses, photos, or near by cameras. I suggest chatting with a PI attorney about your case to go over all... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: What happens when you get sued but don't have the money to pay and you can't afford a lawyer?

My bf was involved in an accident in September. It was his fault, and his insurance paid for the new car. The driver's family is trying to sue him for 100 grand citing that the driver is an wheelchair. At the accident the other driver was fine,he called off the police, and tried to leave the... Read more »

Jessica McKinney
Jessica McKinney answered on Apr 2, 2020

You boyfriend's insurance company is obligated to defend him as long as he had an active policy at the time of the crash and that he is cooperating with them. They will provide a defense attorney and pay for any settlement or judgement up to the limit of his policy. Anything in excess of that,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Texas on
Q: Can a company be sued for not preforming extra work that is not in the contract?

We are being sued for not performing extra electrical work on a project that was not in the written contract.

Jessica McKinney
Jessica McKinney answered on Mar 25, 2020

As with most contract disputes, the devil is in the details of the agreement itself. There might be language in the agreement that requires you to perform reasonable and necessary work to achieve the initial purpose of the job. If so, an argument can be made that the "extra work" is... Read more »

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