Bodily Injury 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 Injury (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

Bodily+harm*

pertaining to right-of-way

Accident In The News
South Carolina congressional candidate seriously injured in car crashRUETERS US NEWS06/23/2018
Katie Arrington, S.C. Republican Who Beat Mark Sanford, Is Badly Injured In Car CrashNPR NEWS06/23/2018
South Carolina congressional candidate seriously injured in fatal car crashRUETERS US NEWS06/23/2018
US House candidate who beat Sanford seriously hurt in wreckABC NEWS US HEADLINES06/23/2018
Pro-Trump congressional nominee Katie Arrington seriously injured in car crashABC NEWS: TOP STORIES06/23/2018
U.S. passengers file suit against Southwest over fatal engine explosionRUETERS: COMPANY NEWS06/21/2018
City to settle with family of Iowa woman killed by officerUS NATIONAL06/06/2018
Digital Ambulance Chasers? Law Firms Send Ads To Patients' Phones Inside ERsNPR BUSINESS05/25/2018
The Latest: Lawmaker wants bus safety hearing after crashABC NEWS WORLD HEADLINES05/18/2018
Top Stories: Primary Results; Judge Overturns Calif. Assisted Suicide LawNPR TOP HEADLINES05/16/2018
Officers on what happened in 'ambush style attack' that killed one of their ownABC NEWS: TOP STORIES05/15/2018
Dashcam footage gets top German court approval for car crash casesRUETERS: TECHNOLOGY05/15/2018
WATCH: Car transporting illegal immigrants races through Border Patrol checkpointABC NEWS US HEADLINES05/12/2018
Trial opens for homeless man accused in US student drowningABC NEWS WORLD HEADLINES05/08/2018
Video of booze-soaked party shown in frat fall case hearingUS NATIONAL05/02/2018
  

John Q. Lawyer

Attorney at Law

This ad space is available. If you are an attorney in the Texas City area that handles matters involving bodily injury, click here for more information.

Accident-Bodily Injury 00000000