When people think of a Texas personal injury lawsuit, they may think it arose from one of the more common accidents like medical malpractice or a car accident.
So, when police say a man admitted to punching his girlfriend’s baby hard in the head two times "causing the child's hands and feet to begin to twitch and shake" before "he died from blunt force injuries", most people think of the criminal charges.
But the alleged malicious infliction of harm which causes injury can be the basis of a civil personal injury lawsuit as well—regardless whether criminal charges are pursued.
Amusement park accidents can be the scene of some horrific injuries-- somehow more tragic because they often involve unsuspecting children who only moments before were likely laughing with delight.
The legal doctrine of premises liability, a subsection of
A former Eagle Scout committed to rescuing animals died doing just that when he was reportedly electrocuted while wading through knee-deep water in a Hurricane Harvey flooded neighborhood.
As he was walking on a sidewalk en route to his sister’s house he reportedly "felt a current in his ankle" and allegedly told the friend accompanying him not to come near him as he was electrocuted to death. The electric current allegedly came from a light fixture on the property beside the sidewalk. Now his surviving family has commenced a
DWI car accidents in Houston are responsible for causing serious personal injuries and fatalities. This is particularly true when the victim of the car accident is an innocent pedestrian who was unfortunately in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Without the protection of a car of their own, pedestrians hit by motor vehicles often die at the scene or shortly thereafter from the blunt force and trauma of their injuries.
While state laws-- as well as the particular circumstances of an automobile accident-- differ, people who are seriously hurt (or the survivors of those who are killed) by a drunk driver who was also killed in the accident still may have legal recourse.
First, if someone is killed as a result of the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions or inactions of another person or entity, the closest surviving relatives of the victim can commence a wrongful death lawsuit to recover monetary damages.
One of the longest running medical debates surrounds the use of vaccinations. While some parents have no issue with vaccinating their children, while others are unhappy with the government mandating their children’s medical decisions.
More and more, the state of Texas is receiving conscientious exemptions from state-mandated vaccinations. Last year alone, more than one percent of Texas students – both public and private schools – received such exemptions. Last year’s numbers are very telling, as the state saw four times as many exemptions as the 2007 – 2008 school year. According to state data, this rate has increased every single year since then.