Accidental Death and Injury in Texas Law
Many state and federal laws are designed to protect workers. Injuries on the job can have serious consequences, causing employees to miss work and incur high medical costs.
Defective products or negligence can be the cause of many workplace injuries. Even if you are covered by workers compensation, you may still be entitled to legal damages.
Around 6,000 children are killed by accidents every year. It is not possible to compensate parents for the death of their child, but it is sometimes possible to recover from the court for emotional and financial losses.
Texas allows for two types of legal action when someone is wrongfully murdered. The first type of action is called a wrongful-death action and the second, a survival action.
When a person dies because of negligence or liability, it is a wrongful death. The Texas wrongful-death statute, originally codified in 1861, provides the exclusive remedy in Texas for wrongful deaths. It compensates the spouse, parents or children of the deceased for any losses they may have suffered as a result.
Survival actions are separate from wrongful death actions. They arise when an individual is responsible for damages if they caused an injury to another person's death through their wrongful acts, negligence, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default. The individual would have had the right to sue for that injury if they were still alive.
The law is in a constant state of change. Some of this information may be inaccurate
or incomplete and should not be relied upon without the advice of legal counsel.
|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
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