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Motorcycle Wrecks Can Be Devastating With the increase in the use of cell phones and other electronic devices to text, tweet, and engage in any number of social media interactions, wrecks caused by distracted driving are on the rise. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are more vulnerable to the dangers caused by distracted drivers on the road and…

What is a Cooperation Clause? The purpose of a cooperation clause is to allow the insurance company to obtain more information about the circumstances behind a claim. Since the insured party usually will have more detailed information about what happened and what their losses are, homeowners typically must work with the insurance company’s investigators throughout…

Many Drivers Who Cause Wrecks Through Negligent Driving Have Little or No Insurance Even though Mississippi drivers have been required to have automobile liability insurance since 2000, estimates show that as many as 25% of drivers in Mississippi are uninsured – one of the highest percentages in the country. An even higher percentage of drivers that do…

Purchasing a home is a big financial step in anyone’s life. We all want to make sure we get enough insurance to protect our investment. Usually, our insurance agent or another representative of the insurance company will inspect our home to determine the amount of coverage needed to protect our investment – which is usually…

Most homeowners policies include several types of “special” or “additional” coverages, which provide over-and-above coverage for our home and personal property. These special circumstances and additional coverages will provide compensation for items such as debris removal, landscaping, animal and insect damage, antique coverage and updates for city code compliance. Debris removal typically qualifies as additional coverage…

When a home is damaged to the point of being uninhabitable, the insurance company is usually responsible for paying the homeowner’s expenses to live somewhere else. Under most policies, the insurance company must pay for the homeowner to live in a similar (type and quality) home to the insured property that was damaged or destroyed….

When Your Insurance Company Avoids Its Obligation to Investigate a Claim or Provide Proper Compensation, or Improperly Delays a Claim Like most people, you probably buy insurance to cover some of the bad things that can happen in your everyday life or business, such as: Health and medical insurance Life insurance Homeowner’s or renter’s insurance…

As a homeowner, it’s important to understand what exactly homeowner’s insurance covers. While it does cover a wide range of possible damages to our homes and the things we keep inside, most homeowner’s policies do NOT account for destruction caused by flooding. Usually, we must purchase a separate policy to protect our home against flooding….

There are many ways an employee can get injured while working on the water. Being injured on a vessel at sea, on the Gulf Coast, in a river system or on an offshore oil rig can be devastating. State worker’s compensation laws will not provide compensation for these injuries. Instead, federal maritime laws/admiralty laws come into…

When disaster strikes our homes, we expect the insurance company to do their best to help us through the process. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Many times, the information coming from the insurance company can be misleading. To keep us fully informed, the following are five things Homeowner’s Insurance companies don’t want us to know:…

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