Thousands of people are injured in car accidents every year in Texas. For many of these people life after the accident is never the same. Injuries from a motor vehicle accident can result in years of pain and disability.
Swimming pools have long been popular places to beat the heat of a Texas summer. But as we discussed in a previous post, anyone using a pool, and especially anyone supervising young children, needs to be aware of the hazards and take appropriate precautions. There are a number of causes of injury and death in swimming pools, including drowning, non-fatal submersion injuries, head injuries, disembowelment and evisceration.
As we have pointed out in a previous post in this blog, Texas has a serious drunk driving problem. In fact the state has the dubious distinction of leading the nation in fatal drunk driving accidents. Law enforcement is fighting the problem aggressively, and drunk drivers face serious penalties if convicted. Repeat offenders, and those who cause serious injuries or death in an accident, can face decades in prison.
In our post last week we discussed the legal responsibility of drug manufacturers to provide consumers and doctors with adequate warnings of side effects. The consequences of an insufficient warning made headlines recently, when a jury awarded $38 million to a 12-year-old girl and her family who claimed an epilepsy medication caused the girl's birth defects.