Ryan Haun

Emeline, A Houston Case of Black History

1847 Harris County case Emeline, a free person of color v. Jesse P. Bolls highlights a monumental legal victory. Emeline came to Houston as a free woman in the early 1840s, where she and her sons were forced back into slavery by Jesse P. Bolls. They remained Bolls’ slaves for the 18-month duration of the case. She was an illiterate, biracial woman and made the bold decision to take legal action to sue her slaveowner.
Ryan Haun

Injured in an Uber? You’re not Alone

There is no question that ride sharing has changed the way we drive.  As airport parking approaches $20 a day, it makes sense to get a ride to the airport.  In its first eighteen months in Houston, Uber reported providing 3.5 million rides to more than half a million users.  Chances are, if you live in Houston, you’re going to encounter an Uber, whether it is from the back seat or in your rear view mirror.  But what happens when you get into an Uber accident?
Ryan Haun

The Truth About Slip and Falls

If you are hurt at a store, it can feel like a cruel joke.  Tort reformers seem to point to slip and falls as fraudulent claims and most lawyers will laugh you out of their offices before you even sit down.  But there isn’t a lot of useful information out there for injured people trying to navigate a difficult system.  Whether you talk to one lawyer or to ten, there are some things you need to know about making a slip and fall claim.
Ryan Haun

FDA Issues Warning About Invokana Side Effects

In late 2015, the FDA required a diabetes drug known as Invokana to relabel its product, warning consumers of serious side effects caused by the drug.  If you or someone you know has taken Invokana, you may want to read further to determine if legal action is a good fit for you.
Ryan Haun

What to do when you have a weather claim

So your worst nightmare comes true – your biggest investment is damaged due to an event that you have no control over.  You look to your insurance policy, but rather than finding answers, you find forty pages of fine print.  The reality is that most policyholders have never read their insurance policy.  It is important to understand exactly what you are required to do to protect yourself and your family from further losses.
Ryan Haun

To Appraise or Not to Appraise? 

Buried in a standard homeowners insurance policy is a section that for the last hundred years was rarely used and even less frequently interpreted by Texas Courts.  The section I am referring to is the “appraisal clause.”