A fatal accident may have many causes such as intoxication, recklessness and excessive speed. The family members of a loved one who has died in such an accident may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death suit. The following case involves a suit that claims alcohol was a factor in a fatal car crash.
The swift and singular action of failing to stop at a red light can have devastating consequences. Unfortunately, that was the case recently for a motorcyclist who was killed in Texas City. The initial investigation determined that speed and running a red light were among the causes of this fatal crash, and it appears the family of the deceased rider may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.
No one expects to be faced with a traumatic brain injury that affects memory, personality or motor functions. A head injury can have long-term consequences that may not be immediately evident after an accident. Brain injury victims should know that they may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses related to loss of employment, permanent disability, rehabilitation therapy and long-term care if the injury was a result of someone else's negligence.
Defective products can cause severe personal injury and even death when components fail. Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that their materials and processes meet all required safety regulations and do not pose an undue hazard to consumers. When people are injured because of a faulty product, they have grounds to file a product liability claim.
Accidents involving multiple victims can be extremely costly, especially when there are fatalities. A car crash in which intoxication was a factor usually results in criminal charges, and that can make it easier for victims to recover compensation for their injuries.
Not everyone in Galveston may be aware that when a bicyclist is riding his or her bicycle, they must obey the rules of the road for bicycling but when the bicyclist gets off their bike to walk it, they become a pedestrian and pedestrian rules apply.
Termites, a common problem in Galveston, attacked a house on 21st Street. They had eaten away at the foundation of the home and to save it, the homeowner hired a crew to shore it up. While working on a new support system, something gave way and the house twisted and fell about six feet.
A wedding anniversary spent in Galveston turned tragic when an allegedly drunk driver plowed into the back of a horse-drawn carriage. Those who have seen these carriages can understand how an injury could be severe. There is essentially no protection provided other than a reflective yield sign that hangs off the back of many carriages.
The Fourth of July this year fell on a Wednesday so many people took a long holiday with family and friends. Summer holidays can involve a host of recreational activities, including fun on all-terrain vehicles.
According to AAA, the Fourth of July holiday week is expected to have more travelers than during the July 4 week last year. It may also see a number of drunk driving accidents. Texas is working to prevent Fourth of July drinking and driving in two ways: by increasing law enforcement statewide; and by putting a face on the consequences of drunk driving accidents.