A Texas family returned home one day to find their house filled with smoke and fire. The family's baby monitor had apparently started on fire and had burned so badly that it melted kitchen counters. After an investigation by the family's insurance company, it was determined that the batteries used in the video baby monitor had overheated. Apparently, the heat then caused the battery to swell and eventually start ablaze. It was only after local media attention about the fire had occurred that the company was even willing to pay for some of the insurance costs caused by the fire.
Accidents happen every day in Texas. They can happen when people are driving, visiting a friend, at the store or even at work. When these accidents are deadly, it's important that the victims' family investigates to determine exactly what happened. While an investigation may give families some emotional healing, they can also help to determine if someone else's negligence caused the accident.
Large trucks can always be scary for drivers on Texas' highways and interstates. They can be even more daunting on Houston's smaller city streets. These trucks tower over smaller vehicles and sometimes carry hazardous materials. However, tractor-trailers are necessary since they carry goods across the state and country. To make these large trucks safer for everyone, truck drivers are specially trained and are supposed to follow extra safety precautions.
It is rare for someone to be prepared for a car accident. Car accidents are almost always unexpected, catching victims off-guard and surprising them with sudden trauma. Anecdotal evidence seems to suggest that many accidents occur in familiar locations -- the neighborhood in which a person lives, the road a person takes to work every morning, etc. While on a routine, rather mundane drive, a person's life can be suddenly changed when the actions of a negligent driver lead to a devastating car crash.
Drunk driving accidents are tragic because they are completely preventable. If drivers take the time to think about how much they have had to drink before they get behind the wheel of a car, people would not need to get hurt.