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Federal appeals court reverses ruling in BP case

Posted on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 at 11:50 am by Williams Hart   

A ruling that previously favored BP in a multi-million dollar dispute over insurance coverage was reversed by a New Orleans federal appeals court on Thursday, August 29.

BP is pushing for a portion of the $750 million insurance coverage in order to help them shoulder pollution-related expenses from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, claiming they are entitled to it based on the existing insurance agreement of a drilling contractor.

In November of 2010, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier disagreed with the London-based multinational oil company’s version of the insurance policy. Then on March 1, Barbier’s verdict was reversed by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans in favor of BP. However, Barbier’s ruling against BP remains in effect until the New Orleans appeals court council talks with the Texas Supreme Court in order to allow the federal appeals court finally make a decision on the case.

If you are looking to file a claim seeking money from the BP oil spill settlement, talk with the legal team at Williams Hart about our success rates in handling such cases by calling us at (713) 352-7071 today.


Two killed, dozens injured in tragic Thanksgiving Day pile-up on 1-10

Posted on Friday, November 23rd, 2012 at 1:13 pm by Williams Hart   

A massive multi-car pile up on Thanksgiving morning left two dead and 80 people injured on 1-10, just southwest of Beaumont, Texas. Law enforcement officers and Texas DPS officials say that heavy morning fog and holiday traffic led to a chain-reaction collision that caused serious injuries and extensive property damage for those involved.

On behalf of the entire Williams Hart family, we want to extend our deepest sympathies to those involved. As members of the Houston/Beaumont community, we wish our neighbors a speedy and full recovery. Whenever a serious accident occurs, it is important to think of the individual struggles that families often go through following a serious accident. Physical injury, emotional suffering, and extensive financial costs can linger long after the accident is over.

Unfortunately, individuals who are involved in a serious accident often encounter trouble with their insurance companies following the incident. Valid claims are often denied, or policyholders may find that their insurance company will choose to underestimate the true value of their claim. When the company you entrusted to protect you and your family fails to properly compensate you following a tragic event, it is important to have an experienced law firm on your side.

At Williams Hart, we have dedicated our lives to helping individuals who have been harmed by an adverse event, and it is our mission to stand up for those who have been wronged. We have the experience and resources to help individuals fight against large corporations, whether they are giant tobacco companies, big pharmaceutical manufacturers, or major insurance companies. In the aftermath of an accident, you do not need to worry about the costs of bringing a lawsuit against a major insurer. Instead, it is our wish that you focus on the health of you and your family. If you need experienced legal representation following an accident like the Thanksgiving Day pile-up in Beaumont, contact an experienced lawyer of Williams Hart to discuss your legal options.

To those who were injured, our thoughts are with you and your families. For the rest of our neighbors in Houston, Beaumont, and beyond, we wish you a safe and happy holiday.

 


Hurricane Sandy and Insurance Claims

Posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 at 5:16 pm by Williams Hart   

Hurricane Sandy, or “Frankenstorm” as some have dubbed it, has barely passed, and already many are estimating that the damages from the storm could cost businesses and homeowners as much as $20 billion. Fortunately, for most of those who have seen their property damaged or destroyed by the hurricane, insurance claims may help to relieve much of the burden posed by these damages. However, getting these claims honored is not always as simple of a process as it should be.

Those who have just been through this disaster deserve to be treated with respect and fairness. Unfortunately, many insurance companies are more concerned with limiting their liability than making sure that their customers get the compensation to which they are entitled. In these circumstances, the assistance of a qualified Hurricane Sandy insurance claims lawyer can be essential to helping those most in need get their due.

At Williams Hart, our experienced legal team fights to ensure that all of our clients get the treatment they deserve during difficult times. If you or someone you know has suffered damages from Hurricane Sandy but your insurance company is refusing to give you the compensation you need, we can help. Contact our Hurricane Sandy insurance claims lawyers today at (713) 352-7071 to learn more about what we may be able to do for you.

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