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
Teenager kills 19 in Crimea college shooting: Russian officialsRUETERS: WORLD NEWS10/17/2018
Teenager kills 17 in Crimea college shooting: Russian officialsRUETERS: WORLD NEWS10/17/2018
WATCH: More than 1,400 dead, thousands injured after Indonesia quakeABC NEWS WORLD HEADLINES10/03/2018
South Carolina shooting leaves one officer dead, four injured: local mediaRUETERS US NEWS10/03/2018
At Least 384 Killed, Hundreds Injured After Earthquake And Tsunami Hit IndonesiaNPR WORLD09/29/2018
Moroccan woman dies after navy fires at speedboat carrying migrantsRUETERS: WORLD NEWS09/25/2018
WATCH: Courthouse shooting leaves 1 dead, 4 injured, including officerABC NEWS US HEADLINES09/19/2018
WATCH: 1 dead, 4 injured after shooting at Pennsylvania courthouse, officials sayABC NEWS US HEADLINES09/19/2018
1 dead, 4 injured after shooting at Pennsylvania courthouse, officials sayABC NEWS US HEADLINES09/19/2018
Peru court gives ex-rebel leader life sentence for car bombABC NEWS WORLD HEADLINES09/11/2018
WATCH: Missouri Lawmaker Launches Into Auction Chant To Drown Out ProtesterNPR TOP HEADLINES09/06/2018
Injured Ugandan lawmaker prevented from traveling abroadABC NEWS WORLD HEADLINES08/30/2018
Father sues St. Louis police in 2015 shooting death of his sonRUETERS US NEWS08/20/2018
Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooter Is Sentenced To Life In PrisonNPR NEWS08/17/2018
U.S. jury orders DaVita to pay $383.5 mln in wrongful death lawsuitsRUETERS: COMPANY NEWS06/28/2018
  

John Q. Lawyer

Attorney at Law

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

Accident-Bodily Injury 00000000