Bodily Harm under Texas Law

In Texas law the term bodily harm or injury means physical pain, illness, or any impairment of physical condition.

If you are involved in an automobile accident and are seeking medical coverage from another driver at fault your claim will be subject to Texas bodily injury rules. If your own insurance does not have personal injury protection coverage (PIP) then your injuries must be paid for by the insurance company of the driver at fault.

If the accident is your fault your injuries will likely not be covered and you may need to use your health insurance. Your own coverage pays for serious and permanent injury or even death of other parties when you cause an automobile accident. In this instance your insurance company will pay for injuries to the other parties up to the limits of your policy. Your insurance company may also provide legal representation for you if needed.

Texas is considered a fault state meaning that your insurance company and the company of the other driver may share responsibility in financial payment for medical claims, including loss of wages and other expenses, based on degree of fault.

A statute of limitations may apply meaning that you must file a lawsuit or even close or settle a case within two years.

Bodily harm or injury may also arise from assault. These types of injuries fall under Texas criminal law. A person convicted of criminal assault may be financially responsible for your injuries and you may be able to sue them for civil damages.

Bodily injury may also be a result of family violence. Family violence is treated as a special area of Texas criminal law. A family member that intentionally and knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another may be subject to serious criminal penalties.

Bodily Harm (Accident) in Texas Law

Education Code

Bodily+harm*

pertaining to student code of conduct, use of confinement, restraint

Family Code

Bodily+harm*

pertaining to dating violence, family violence, investigation, protective orders, child safety, emergency medical care, consent

Government Code

Bodily+harm*

pertaining to indemnity in construction contracts, assault by military personnel, genocide

Health & Safety Code

Bodily+harm*

pertaining to psychoactive medication, radiation, mental health

Human Resource Code

Bodily+harm*

pertaining to family violence

Local Government Code

Bodily+harm*

pertaining to indemnity for telecommunications providers

Occupation Code

Bodily+harm*

pertaining to professional protection services, guard companies

Utility Code

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pertaining to right-of-way

Authoritative Web Pages About Bodily Harm
Texas Assault Laws - TX Assault Penalites - Aggravated Assault in Texas | Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers
(http://www.mytexasdefenselawyer.com)(Harris County)
Texas Auto, Car & Truck Insurance | Bodily Injury & Property Damage Accidents | Full Coverage | Premiums
(http://www.akhtarlaw.com)( County)
Austin Assault Lawyer - Texas Assault Lawyer
(http://www.trumplerlawtx.com)(Bexar County)
Assault / Domestic Violence / Family Violence Tidwell Law
(http://tidwell-law.net)(Collin County)
Dallas Attorney for Assault with Bodily Injury to Family Members | Texas Assault with Bodily Injury to Siblings Lawyer | Plano TX Assault with Bodily Injury to Relatives
(http://www.texas-defense-lawyer.com)(Collin County)
Domestic Violence Legal Facts | Stuckle & Ferguson
(http://www.paulstuckle.com)(Collin County)
Assault Texas - Texas Assault Attorney - Melissa K. DuBose
(http://www.dfwlawlady.com)(Dallas County)
Assault Bodily Injury Attorney Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer | Chad West, PLLC www.ChadWestLaw.com
(http://chadwestlaw.com)(Dallas County)
Assault Defense Attornys and Lawyers, Austin, TX
(http://www.gunterandbennett.com)(Travis County)
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