Archives for June 2012

Decision on How Much Deductible in Purchasing a Policy

Whenever an individual decides to purchase an insurance policy he/she must decide the amount of the deductible. Deductible simply is the amount that the insured pays for a loss before the insurance policy pays for the rest of the coverage. This applies to any situation or any type of insurance coverage. It includes such items […]

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Workplace Injuries: Settlement on Building Code Violation Case

For the past three years, the Beattie Law Firm has worked diligently to represent the interests of an injured Iowan, who suffered serious injuries after falling nearly 30 feet from the roof a local community gymnasium. Our client was working for his employer, performing monthly maintenance duties on a rooftop air handling unit when he […]

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Gas Explosion Damages Waterloo House – Waterloo, IA

Fri Jun 1, 2012 A natural gas explosion blew the back wall from a Waterloo home Thursday night. But the blast spared the resident who was inside the house at the time. Neighbors called 911 after hearing the explosion at 1910 Falls Ave. at about 9:30 p.m. One rushed inside and helped the occupant, Lester […]

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Veguita Family Left With Nothing After Propane Blast Destroys Home – Veguita, NM

Wed Jun 6, 2012 A propane explosion destroyed a home in Veguita last Friday, leaving a family of four without a home. The family, consisting of parents Humberto Tarin-Garcia and Imelda Lujan, and their two children, ages 5 and 11, and a 16-year-old also living in the home were not hurt. The explosion occurred about […]

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Bad Faith-Non-Worker’s Compensation

The tort of bad faith can also exist in a Non-Worker’s Compensation insurance setting. Regardless of the type of insurance, the insurer has a fiduciary duty to act fairly and reasonably toward its insured. In other words it is under a duty to place the interest of the insured ahead of its own. As an […]

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Statute of Limitations

The lawyers at the Beattie Law Firm are frequently asked by clients what the “Statute of Limitations” is, and does it affect their case. The answer is not as simple as it might seem. A general proposition is that an injured victim has 2 years from the date of the injury in which to file […]

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