Texas roadways are, unfortunately, a frequent location for fatal accidents. With auto accidents, it is important to those who were affected to have a grasp on how a full investigation can be conducted to determine how and why it happened, if they are seeking to move forward with a legal filing.
Slipping and falling on a wet or uneven surface is something that has happened to all of us. Usually the incident is often a cause for nothing more than slight embarrassment. But, sometimes slip-and-falls can lead to serious injury, or even death. Many falls are the result of unsafe conditions on property. If the accident was one which the property owner could have prevented, Texas law will allow a claim for compensation by the injured party or, in the case of a fatal accident, a wrongful death claim by surviving family members.
An interesting class action lawsuit was filed against Major League Baseball recently. The lawsuit aims to better protect fans and spectators at Major League Baseball games. This is important because dozens of people are injured each summer at ball games around the country. This occurs when balls and bats leave the playing field and strike spectators where they sit, and can cause injury or even death.
Texas residents are fortunate to have a number of well-known and respected physicians and medical centers in the state. People here trust that when they have to be admitted to a hospital, the doctors and other staff will exercise a generally accepted level competence and skill in treating them. Unfortunately even the best doctors occasionally make mistakes. When a medical error results in a patient's death, surviving family members have the right to recover compensation by asserting a medical malpractice claim as part of a wrongful death lawsuit.
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 Memorial Day approaches Texans are going to be flocking to swimming pools. Swimming pools are a great place for families to relax on a hot day. But they can be dangerous, and fatal swimming pool accidents can happen in an instant. Anyone taking small children to a pool should keep safety in mind at all times.
The loss of a loved one is always hard for a family. But the loss can be especially hard when a family member's death is sudden and unexpected. And when the death was caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another person or party, a family's suffering can be overwhelming. Whether the death resulted from a fatal car crash, truck accident, medical malpractice, drowning or another cause, the survivors have the right to compensation.
When you visit a physician or health care facility in Texas, you have certain rights under state and federal law. These include the right to have your health care information kept private. You also have the right to quality health care. Doctors and hospitals are held to the standard of care of competent practitioners in their field of specialty.
Texas law enforcement personnel put their lives at risk every day to protect the safety of citizens. In late October a Harris County sheriff's deputy was tragically killed in the line of duty when another vehicle slammed into his patrol car. Last month the driver of the other vehicle, a 29-year-old woman, was charged with intoxication manslaughter.
When someone is killed by another person's negligence or wrongdoing, certain family members of the victim have the right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation for their loss. Under the Texas wrongful death statute, the lawsuit is for the exclusive benefit of the deceased victim's surviving parents, spouse and children. The jury in its verdict will apportion the damages among the surviving family members who are entitled to recover.