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.

Guardian Ad Litem (Family) in Texas Law

Civil Practice and Remedies


pertaining to proceedings to appoint receiver

Family Code


pertaining to judicial approval, appeal, immunity, costs paid by state, reports of sexual abuse of a minor, summons, detention hearing, waiver of jurisdiction, discretionary transfer to criminal court, disposition hearing, hearing to modify disposition, finding of unfitness, finding of lack of responsibility for conduct, right to appeal, interstate compact, definition of dual role,powers and duties, access to a child, information relating to child, mandatory appointment

Family Code


pertaining to appointment of attorney in dual role, attorneys fees, continued representation, ad litem appointments for child committed to texas youth commission, certain prohibited appointments, fees, volunteer advocates, interview a child in chambers, rights and duties of parent appointed sole managing conservator, rights and duties of nonparent appointed as sole conservator, appointment of parenting coordinator, powers and duties, confidentiality, permanency progress report, continued or renewed appointment, duties, contracts for substitute care and case management services, placement of children, consent for medical care, enrollment and participation in research programs, judicial review of medical care

Government Code


pertaining to administration of statutory probate courts, district court fees and costs, statutory county court fees and costs, consent for release of confidential information, special right of access

Health & Safety Code


pertaining to notice, court hearing, consent for release of confidential information, definition of legally authorized representative

Human Resource Code


pertaining to confidentiality, disclosure of information, agency exchange of information, referral for guardianship services, report concerning foster children committed to commission, rules regarding services for foster children, referral to guardianship program, exemption from guardianship bonds costs fees and expenses

Local Government Code


pertaining to supplemental court initiated guardianship the

Occupation Code


pertaining to definition of legally authorized representative

Probate Code


pertaining to evidencing disclaimer or renunciation of property or interest receivable from of decedent, notice, incapacitated persons, independent administration, court appointed successor independent executor, costs and security, immunity, appointment of attorney ad litem, costs against guardianship, compensation of certain guardians, annual determination of your guardianship should be continued modify determinate, persons disqualified to serve as guardians, reports initiation of guardianship proceedings, use of records and hearing to appoint a guardian, restoration of boards capacity or modification of guardianship, payment for guardians ad litem, appointment of attorney to represent ward, guardian purchasing property of the estate, guardianship required to keep estate invested, power to make tax motivated gifts, inspection of certain instrument for estate planning purposes, creation of management trust, bond requirement for trustees

Probate Code


pertaining to appointment of guardian ad litem for a minor

Property Code


pertaining to judicial modification or termination of trusts, liability for written agreements,pleadings and judgment, guardian or attorney ad litem, waiver of notice, judicial control of discretionary power, management by decree, management by bonded manager, investment of funds, trust or property, structured settlement


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