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January 2013 Archives

Toyota settles wrongful death suit over defective vehicle

When we purchase a product, it is not unreasonable to expect it to work well and not cause us harm. However, a dangerous product can suddenly change a person's life by causing an accident, resulting in injury or costly medical bills. Texans who have been injured because of a defective product should know their legal rights and understand the options for seeking compensation for damages. With these issues in mind, readers in the Galveston area will be interested to know that Toyota has settled a wrongful death suit involving the sudden and unintended acceleration of its vehicles. This is thought to be one of the first of many lawsuits that will be settled over the vehicular defect.

Strollers recalled due to possible defect

When people purchase items, it is usually assumed that those products are safe and will work as intended. There are instances, however, when the products have defects or problems that can cause safety issues. Galveston County residents may be interested to learn about a stroller company that is recalling a potentially defective product.

Death of Cowboys player may lead to wrongful death lawsuit

Texans throughout the state are aware of the death of Dallas Cowboys player Jerry Brown, who lost his life as a passenger in a car driven by teammate Josh Brent. As a result of this accident, Brent not only faces a criminal trial for intoxication manslaughter; there is also a very real possibility that a wrongful death lawsuit will be in the offing.

Wrong-way head-on vehicle crash results in fatality

A car accident can have serious, long-term effects when it results in injury or a fatality. There are, of course, the debilitating results of physical injury and loss of life that can lead to civil liability and claims. Additionally, depending on the level of driver negligence on the part of the individual determined to be responsible for causing the accident, criminal charges may be applied.

Texas news anchor killed in crash

The death of a loved one can leave a huge void within a family. Family members may suffer even more if the loved one dies as the result of someone else's actions or negligence. When people drive while intoxicated, they not only break the law, they risk the lives of everyone on the road. If a drunk driver causes a car crash in which there is loss of life, the driver faces jail time, steep fines and possibly a wrongful death lawsuit.

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