How House Bill 1693 May Affect Your Litigation

by Stacy Thompson The Texas legislature recently passed (and governor Abbot signed) House Bill number 1693, which amended §18.001 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code -the portion of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code that governs affidavits and counter-affidavits regarding the reasonableness and necessity of medical services.  The amendments provide critical clarity to several...

Changes in the Hospital Lien Statute

by Stacy Thompson When an individual is involved in a motor vehicle accident and is treated at a local emergency room for their injures, there is a good chance that the hospital will file a lien against their recovery.  From an insurance company’s perspective whether a hospital has filed or may file a lien is...

Assessing a UM/UIM Case, pt. 3: Is the vehicle uninsured/underinsured?

In this article, we will be discussing the various ways in which insurance companies define uninsured (“UM”) and underinsured (“UIM”) motor vehicles. On their surface, these terms are defined exactly as you would expect them to be: land motor vehicles that are a) not covered by a liability insurance policy or b) are covered by...

Meloney Perry Speaks to Beaumont Enterprise on Imelda

South Texas is still reeling from the effects of Tropical Depression Imelda. With scores of homes damaged from torrential rains and floodwaters, local residents are asking why a state of emergency hasn’t been declared. Others are worried that, as flooding becomes a regular occurrence, insurance policies will become more expensive. In an interview with...

Assessing a UM/UIM Claim, pt. 2: Understanding Your Offsets

In our first article, we discussed the importance of reviewing an insurance policy following an accident, assessing liability, determining the damages caused, researching the ownership of the uninsured/underinsured vehicle, as well as any implications arising from the statute of limitations. All of these are key to ensuring your client is taken care in an...

Insurance Coverage Lawyer Meloney Perry Ranked Among Best in Texas for 2019

Founder of Perry Law P.C. makes Texas Super Lawyers list DALLAS – Dallas attorney Meloney Perry of Perry Law P.C. has been selected to the 2019 Texas Super Lawyers listing for her work in insurance coverage. The Texas Super Lawyers list was compiled following a statewide survey of lawyers, vetting by a blue-ribbon panel of the...