Mark Steven Humphreys
Directory Practice Areas
- Energy, Oil and Gas
- Insurance Claims
- Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
- Deceptive Trade Practices
- Insurance Bad Faith
- Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Managing Attorney, Law Office of Mark S. Humphreys|
|University of Texas - Arlington||B.A.|
|Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University||J.D.|
|Member, Texas State Bar|
- Overall: 184th
- Overall: 7 Answers
Q: My health insurance was canceled because bank didnt make the payment.
A: This does not appear to be insurance bad faith law. You may have a claim against your bank depending on exactly what happened. Many more details are needed.
Q: My daughter and young son were rear-ended last November. The other driver's insur. co.Allstate, still has not paid claim
A: If you submitted a request to them to pay and they have not, then you will need an attorney to get involved. It may be necessary to file a lawsuit. Allstate is one of the more difficult companies to deal with when making a personal injury claim.
Q: In Texas - Does filing suit preserve my claim or must I file and serve?
A: You must file suit within the applicable statute of limitations or your case may be over with. In addition to filing suit, you must use due diligence in getting the legal papers served on the defendant. In other words you can not just sit around and be proud that you timely filed the lawsuit.
Q: There was an unmarked spill on the ground at Safeway and I slipped and banged my knee, it still hurts, do I have a case?
A: It depends - As an attorney I would want to know how obvious the spill was to a passerby, plus were there any warning signs, how long the spill had been on the floor, has Safeway had an opportunity to clean the spill before you slipped, how did the spill get on the ground. Depending on the answers to those questions, an attorney should be able to give advice on the merits of the case.
Q: I need $20,000 for personal needs , I have a multi-million dollar lawsuit pending , can my lawyers front me the money ?
A: In Texas, it would be improper for an attorney to front you money for personal needs as the may, depending on the circumstances, violate ethical rules that attorneys have to abide by.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF I FILE A LAWSUIT WITH A MAJOR COMPANY AND THEY DONT RESPOND DO I AUTOMATIC WIN THE CASE
A: The answer is: It depends! Sounds like an answer you would get from an attorney doesn't it. Well, it's the truth. Did you get proper service on the defendant and get proof of service filed with the court? Do you have the proof required to take a default judgment? There are a few other things that may be required, depending on the requirements of the court your case was filed in. You can check with the court coordinator to find out the particular requirements of the court or check their online web site. Bottom line - get an attorney to review what has been done.
Q: How do I go about filing a civil suit against a man that broke my nose and hurt my arm that is still affecting my daily
A: That's easy and don't mean to sound crass, but get a lawyer. If you have a good case, you will be able to get an attorney to help you. If you do not have a good case, most lawyers will take the time to explain to you why they do not believe it is a good case.
WEBSITES & BLOGS
Website: Mark S. Humphreys' Website Profile
Website: Mark S. Humphreys Website
Blog: Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog
Policy Exclusions - Interpretations Insurance Claims And Punitive Damages Breach Of The Insurance Contract By Itself Is Not Enough To Support A Bad Faith Claim A Wrongful Denial Does Not Mean Bad Faith Failure To Pay Claim And Bad Faith Bad Faith And The Common Law Personal Injury Protection And Coverage Occupying A Vehicle Impact With A Motor Vehicle?