Home Owner’s Insurance – What You Need to Know

Posted by on Dec 15, 2023 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We have all seen the recent surge of emails and circulars being distributed by local Insurance agencies advertising their Homeowner’s Insurance policies. Our firm regularly deals with the terms and conditions of these policies within our litigation practice. In this Article, we will share what we have recently seen and what may be the rationale […]

The Value Of Team Work & Outside General Counsel – El Valor Del Trabajo en Equipo y El Consejo General Externo

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
The Value Of Team Work & Outside General Counsel –       El Valor Del Trabajo en Equipo y El Consejo General Externo

We stress good communication with our clients in working together with them in the understanding of their operations, for example. We view the relationship as a team and strive to work together in order to achieve the correct outcome given the laws and facts.

Risk Protection: Your Next Step – Protección Contra Riesgos: Su Próximo Paso

Posted by on Oct 23, 2018 in Business Law, Insurance | No Comments

Most small businesses have been given the advice to operate within the protection of a corporate entity or similar company structure such as a limited liability company (L.L.C.) as a solid measure for risk protection.  However, we would suggest that forming such an entity is just the beginning step in risk protection for shielding your […]

The Insured VS. The Agent: Who Is to Blame for a Lack of Coverage?

For an insurance adjuster, this can be a daily experience. A loss occurs and the insured’s clam is denied due to a lack of coverage. When this happens, a dispute almost always arises between the insured, the carrier, and often the insurance agent. In the ensuing blame game, fingers are pointed, tempers flare, and lawsuits […]

Employer Liability for the Acts of Independent Contractors – Responsabilidad del Empleador Por Las Leyes de Los Contratistas Independientes

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Business Law, Insurance | No Comments

In today’s busy world, there are a number of ways that a small business owner, a general contractor, an independent subcontractor, or an owner of land find the need to have some construction performed. Perhaps they need some equipment repaired or installed. Unfortunately, in the process of these functions, a client or worker can sustain […]

Risk Transfer and Avoidance. What Do You Need to Know? – Transferencia de riesgos y evitación. ¿Qué necesitas saber?

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Risk Transfer and Avoidance are two exceptionally important practices for any business. However, they are rarely ever thoroughly explained to those that they are supposed to be helping. There has been much litigation about the exposure faced by many in the contracting business.  The Texas Legislature and the Courts of Texas have placed significant limitations […]

Dealing with Wind Damages from Harvey?

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in Adjuster, Insurance, News | No Comments

To our friends and neighbors in Montgomery and surrounding counties: We have all been dealing with the after effects of Hurricane Harvey and the tremendous amount of flooding caused by the associated rainfall. We want to advise you that, while many, if not most of these claims, will be directed toward FEMA and covered by […]

There Is Nothing More Expensive Than a Poorly Drafted Contract – No hay nada mas caro que un contrato mal Escrito

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Business Law | No Comments

As a young lawyer, I had the opportunity to listen to a District Court Judge admonishing another attorney about his argument to the Court.  After a while, the judge ruled against his client telling him ”. . .there is nothing more expensive than a poorly drafted contract.”  Not being a part of this case, I was […]

Thomas M. Fountain & Associates, PLLC to offer New Continuing Education Course for Texas Residential & Commercial Property Insurers

As a certified provider through the Texas Department of Insurance, Thomas M. Fountain & Associates, PLLC is excited to announce that we are now offering a new Continuing Education course geared towards Texas Residential and Commercial Property Insurers. This program focuses on assisting Insurance Adjusters to give them the tools needed to understand current trends […]

Thomas M. Fountain & Associates, PLLC – Celebrating 25 Years

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in News, Uncategorized | No Comments

Thomas M. Fountain & Associates, PLLC was formed  twenty-five years ago today, on July 16, 1992, after a rewarding tenure at two of Houston’s most successful insurance defense/civil litigation firms.  In this time, we have assured our clients, past and present, of the full strength, stability, and fortitude that can only come with our thirty-five […]

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