Accidental Injury and Death
There are many state and federal regulations designed to keep workers safe. On-the-job injuries have serious ramifications causing employees to miss time from work and sometimes incur large medical bills.
Many on-the-job injuries can involve defective products or negligence. You may be able to seek legal damages even if your employer is subscribed to workers compensation.
Each year about 6,000 children die from accidental injuries. Although it is impossible to truly compensate parents or guardians for the wrongful death of a child it is sometimes possible to seek recovery from the courts for financial and emotional losses.
In Texas, there are two different types of actions that can be taken when somebody is wrongfully killed. The first is called a wrongful death action, and the second a survival action.
A wrongful death has occurred whenever a person is killed because of the negligence or liability of a person or entity. The Texas wrongful death statute originally codified in 1860 provides exclusive remedy for wrongful death in the state of Texas, compensating the decedent's spouse parents and/or children for any losses sustained as a result of the injury or death.
A survival action which is separate and distinct from a wrongful death action arises when a person is liable for damages for injury that causes an individual's death if the injury was caused by the persons wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness or default and where the individual injured would have been entitled to bring an action for the injury if he or she had lived.
|Accidental Injury (Accident) in Texas Law|
Civil Practice and Remedies
pertaining to lawsuits against life insurance company or associations, limited liability of owners, operator of a motor vehicle
pertaining to crime of violence,
pertaining to bus accidents
pertaining to definition of abuse, harm to a child, physical injury to a child
pertaining to handgun proficiency, proper storage for handguns, qualified handgun instructors, active and retired judicial officers, limitation of liability, child safety month, occupational death, death from injury
Health & Safety Code
pertaining to minimum standards for the reporting and investigation of injuries, reporting fatalities and injuries of employees, employee accident, investigation, registration proceedings, injunction, emergency orders, good cause, consent for emergency care, unable to communicate because of injury
pertaining to accident insurance companies, bodily injury, disability, insurance loss or damage from an accident or injury, benefits authorized, authorized coverages, provision of certain insurance services by automobile club, certificate of participation, policy provision, reinstatement, notice required, state-mandated health benefits, explosion insurance, personal injury protection, certain business prohibited, license holder may not solicitor to solicit business
Insurance Code (not codified)
pertaining to insurance company, rating and policy forms
pertaining to payment of healthcare provider, contested defensibility of an injury, cost of health insurance, certain exceptions from timely submission of plane, immunity from liability, accident reports
Local Government Code
pertaining to liability insurance for fire and police department officers and employees driving emergency vehicles, municipality liability insurance, motor vehicle liability insurance for fire and police department officers and employees of a municipality
Natural Resources Code
pertaining to liability insurance policy
pertaining to notification by pharmacy, written report of accident, investigations company, training programs, proper storage for handguns
Parks and Wildlife Code
pertaining to written identification of vessel to injured p person, accident or, duty of operators, penalties, drug and alcohol testing, party boat
pertaining to solicitation of professional employment, barratry
pertaining to duty to stop and render aid, reasonable assistance, accident reports, accidents involving bicyclist or pedestrian, statistical information, emergency contact and medical information database, determination for license suspension, driving while license invalid, effective conviction, authority of municipality to alter speed limits, accidental personal injury or death, duty to give information and render aid, immediate report of accident, investigation by a peace officer, operators accident report, officers accident report, release of information relating to accidents, municipal authority to require accident reports, judgment, satisfy judgment, bodily injury, cancellation, return, or waiver of evidence of financial responsibility, minimum coverage amounts, exclusions, failure to provide evidence of financial responsibility, magistrates inquiry and order, offenses relating to not wearing protective headgear, minimum coverage amounts, common-law defenses, filing of information, automobile club, governors responsibility, accidental injury and death benefits insurance coverage
pertaining to means, hospital, emergency medical service of either, property to which lean attaches, injured individual, insurance policy, amount of lien, securing mean, county clerk
Vernons Civil Statutes
pertaining to industrial accident board, catastrophic injury, life-threatening injury, motor vehicle accident, stop after an accident, rendering aid, interchange cars, freight forms
pertaining to evaporation pits, financial responsibility, issuance of permits, injection well, disposal of hazardous waste, amortization and emergency fund, inspections
|Accident In The News|
|Teenager kills 19 in Crimea college shooting: Russian officials||RUETERS: WORLD NEWS||10/17/2018|
|Teenager kills 17 in Crimea college shooting: Russian officials||RUETERS: WORLD NEWS||10/17/2018|
|WATCH: More than 1,400 dead, thousands injured after Indonesia quake||ABC NEWS WORLD HEADLINES||10/03/2018|
|South Carolina shooting leaves one officer dead, four injured: local media||RUETERS US NEWS||10/03/2018|
|At Least 384 Killed, Hundreds Injured After Earthquake And Tsunami Hit Indonesia||NPR WORLD||09/29/2018|
|Moroccan woman dies after navy fires at speedboat carrying migrants||RUETERS: WORLD NEWS||09/25/2018|
|WATCH: Courthouse shooting leaves 1 dead, 4 injured, including officer||ABC NEWS US HEADLINES||09/19/2018|
|WATCH: 1 dead, 4 injured after shooting at Pennsylvania courthouse, officials say||ABC NEWS US HEADLINES||09/19/2018|
|1 dead, 4 injured after shooting at Pennsylvania courthouse, officials say||ABC NEWS US HEADLINES||09/19/2018|
|Peru court gives ex-rebel leader life sentence for car bomb||ABC NEWS WORLD HEADLINES||09/11/2018|
|WATCH: Missouri Lawmaker Launches Into Auction Chant To Drown Out Protester||NPR TOP HEADLINES||09/06/2018|
|Injured Ugandan lawmaker prevented from traveling abroad||ABC NEWS WORLD HEADLINES||08/30/2018|
|Father sues St. Louis police in 2015 shooting death of his son||RUETERS US NEWS||08/20/2018|
|Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooter Is Sentenced To Life In Prison||NPR NEWS||08/17/2018|
|U.S. jury orders DaVita to pay $383.5 mln in wrongful death lawsuits||RUETERS: COMPANY NEWS||06/28/2018||
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