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March 13, 2019

Behavior On Which a Wrongful Death Claim Can Be Based


Q: Can an intentional malicious act be the basis of a wrongful death lawsuit?

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.

March 13, 2019

Liability for School Shootings

Can the parents of a school shooter be held accountable for his or her actions?

Parents send their children to school every day with the inherent belief that their child will be in a safe and supportive environment. When a school shooting occurs, it should cause all of us to pause and consider what can be done to prevent such tragedies. In the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, we are all struggling to determine just who is to blame for the deaths of 17 innocent students and educators.
March 13, 2019

Amusement Park Accident Death Leads to Lawsuits

Q: Who is responsible for injuries in an amusement park accident?

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

March 13, 2019

Liability for Flood Water Electrocution Death in Houston

Q: Who is responsible for electrocution deaths in flooded areas?

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

March 13, 2019

Pedestrians Aren’t Always Safe on Sidewalks

Q: Who can sue after a hit-and-run accident?

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.

March 13, 2019

Suing Estates and Bar Owners for DUI Deaths

Q: Who can be sued if the drunk driver who caused the accident also died?

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.

March 13, 2019

State of Texas Data Reveals Vaccine Exemptions have Quadrupled Over Last Decade

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.

Conscientious Exemptions

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.

March 13, 2019

There was legally sufficient evidence of causation;The trial court erred in excluding deposition testimony of the Defendant’s’ expert witness in regards to the future medical expenses of Shannon McCoy was not harmful;The use of affidavits demonstrating proof of past medical expenses was proper;The trial court was not legally obligated to instruct the jury on avoidable accident;McCoy’s death did not create a windfall for the Plaintiff, Shannon’s husband.The Dissent argued that the trial court’s decision to exclude expert testimony concerning future medical expenses was harmful.

Recently, the Supreme Court of Texas upheld a decision by the Court of Appeals for the 14th District of Texas regarding a medical malpractice case over […]
March 13, 2019

Supreme Court Confirms Appellate Court Medical Malpractice Decision

Recently, the Supreme Court of Texas upheld a decision by the Court of Appeals for the 14th District of Texas regarding a medical malpractice case over […]