Ryan Haun

Our Technology is Rapidly Becoming a Critical Survival Tool

2017 was a year that brought with it deadly natural disasters from forest fires that consumed residential, commercial, and agricultural land to torrential rains, winds, and monumental flooding that devastated homes, neighborhoods, and government buildings. With each disaster, it has become progressively more evident that technological resources have secured ones’ survival. Whether as an individual or as an emergency responder, technology is now, more than ever before, coming to our rescue. That evidence is readily found in the smartphones that have become one of our everyday accessories. When trapped in our cars by flash flooding, sheltered in our homes damaged by high winds, or isolated by impassable roads or bridges, social media and the apps on our phones may very well make the difference in our survival. Whether it is the tracking app, the communication capabilities or the platforms of social media, there is the ability to reach out to a myriad of rescue networks. It was social media that brought rescue teams from across the country to the Texas Gulf Coast with boats and manpower; it was emergency response technologies that launched drones to accurately identify critical high-water threats and locate those individuals who were most at risk. And, it was the management reporting technology that afforded emergency responders the ability to collect real time and historical data allowing for the monitoring of pending problems and the execution of a calculated plan to minimize loss of lives. As we approach still another tropical storm season, be ever mindful of how your technology can best insure your safety and well-being.
Ryan Haun

The Storm Is Not Over

Even though Hurricane Harvey was 8 months ago, much of the damages are still being dealt with. Rockport, TX is a town of 10,323 residents that were all affected by the storm. 94% of the homes were damaged and 30% of the homes are unlivable. Families are still displaced nearly a year after the rain has stopped falling and the wind has stopped assaulting the town.

Ryan Haun Elected to Texas Bar Foundation

Ryan Haun was confirmed to serve on the Texas Bar Foundation. Being nominated to the foundation means an attorney has a high level of dedication to justice and high standing among fellow attorneys. Haun’s commitment to serving in the role of both attorney and counselor at law is underscored by his recent nomination to this prestigious association.
Ryan Haun

Insurance Policies are like Cars

Insurance is like a car. You have to do maintenance on it. Ryan Haun recommends taking out your homeowners insurance policy annually to read it and understand it and make any necessary changes. Review your coverage, checking policy limits and making any necessary changes to reflect household changes. These changes could include growth to your family and/or added property, like cars, Schedule an appointment with your insurance agent to go through the policy annually. Maintaining your homeowners insurance policy like your car can help you avoid common pitfalls that we encounter in our practice.
Doug Mena

Worker’s Comp Third Party Claims

About Workers’ Compensation in Texas Texas doesn’t require employers to carry workers’ compensation coverage. Costs for coverage have declined 63% since 2005, in part due to the 28% reduction in employee claims. As such, more Texas businesses are offering coverage.
Doug Mena

A Quick Guide to Auto Insurance

Having the right auto insurance company and coverage is vital when (not “if”) you are involved in a motor vehicle incident.  We have all heard the old adage, “You get what you pay for.”  That same truism applies to car insurance as well.  However, who you choose isn’t necessarily as important as what coverages you elect. Choosing the right automobile insurance coverage can be a tricky process. You have to consider deductibles, coverage types and coverage amounts while also trying to make your dollar go further. Here are some tips to help you make this important decision so you’re covered in case of an accident.
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.