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R. Stephen Ferrell

R. Ferrell’s Legal Guides

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  • Preparing for the 2011 Hurricane Season: Tips for Texas Homeowners

    The 2011 Hurricane season officially begins tomorrow. The national weather service is predicting an active hurricane season for 2011. As the season begins, Texans along the Gulf Coast must prepare for the possibility of this years storms. But whether you live in the hurricane zon...

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  • Answers to the most frequently asked questions about flood insurance

    Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about flood insurance: (1) Doesnt My Homeowners Insurance Policy Cover Flooding? No. Flood damage is usually not covered by a homeowners insurance policy. Until recently, flood insurance was only available as a separa...

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  • Many Texas Fire Investigations are based on Junk Science

    Recently, scientists have been examining the way fire cause and origin investigators conduct their examinations of fire scenes. Their findings have highlighted the fact that "traditional fire investigations" often involve a tangle between science and superstition. Unfortunate...

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  • Tips for Texas Homeowners Preparing for Hurricane Season

    As Hurricane season begins, residents of the Texas Gulf Coast must prepare for the possibility of this years storms. However, this time of the year can also serve as an important reminder to all Texans about the importance of preparing for an unexpected windstorm loss. Whether...

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  • Advice From A Texas Truck Accident Lawyer

    Trucking accidents are responsible for a large number of fatalities and serious injuries across the United States every year. If you are involved in an accident with an 18 wheeler or a commercial vehicle, there are several steps you should take following the accident to p...

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  • The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act

    What Is The Deceptive Trade Practices Act? The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act (DTPA) was enacted on May 21, 1973. The primary purpose of the DTPA is to protect consumers against false, misleading, and deceptive business and insurance practices, u...

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  • Texas Motorcycle Accidents--Facts and Figures

    Texas is a Motorcycle friendly state. With 781,303 licensed motorcyclists in the state, whether you ride motorcycles or just share the road with them, all Texans can improve the safety of motorcycle riders by being vigilant and aware ...

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  • Summertime Means More Drowning Deaths in Texas

    During the summer months, drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental deaths among children. Already, at least 28 children have drowned in Texas this year. Each year,DFPS keeps an unofficial count of child drowning deaths. Last year, 112 children drowned in Texas, t...

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  • Boating Accidents and Injuries--Facts and Figures

    One of the most common types of recreational activities that people enjoy during the summer months is recreational boating on freshwater lakes and in the Gulf of Mexico. But, like all recreational activities, boating can sometimes result in accidents and injuries. Boating acciden...

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  • Texas Drunk Driving Accidents Continue to Take a Heavy Toll

    Every year, thousands of people are killed or seriously injured by drunk drivers and persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Alcohol-related crashes continue to take a toll on Texas roadways. In 2002-2004, an estimated 40-42% of all fatalities occurred in crashes ...

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