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.

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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.

Custodian (Family) in Texas Law

Criminal Procedure

Custodian+child*

pertaining to children taken into custody, parent, guardian, missing child, legal custodian, clearing house, law-enforcement agencies, foster parent

Education Code

Custodian+child*

pertaining to financing, continuity and education, missing child, fingerprints, photographs of children

Family Code

Custodian+child*

pertaining to eligibility for maintenance, court order,, authorization agreement, transfer from criminal court, attendance at hearing, parents or other guardian, warning notice, release or delivery to court, disposition without referral, first offender, referral to juvenile court, notice to parents, preliminary investigation, released from detention, deferred prosecution, court petition, detention hearing, right to appeal, fingerprints or photographs for comparison, physical records or files, general standing to file suit, limitations, contents of petition, venue for suit, additional duties of attorney ad litem for child, access to child and information relating to child, right to privacy, deletion of personal information in records, special rules of evidence and procedure, disclosure of identifying information, compensation, confidentiality and disclosure of information, accepting voluntary delivery of possession of child, initial hearing after taking possession of child emergency without court order, standard for decision at initial hearing, noticed a parent, conservator or guardian

Finance Code

Custodian+child*

pertaining to claim against a customer

Human Resource Code

Custodian+child*

pertaining to committee on licensing standards

Insurance Code

Custodian+child*

pertaining to custodial parent

Penal Code

Custodian+child*

pertaining to harboring a runaway child, sexual performance by a child

  

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