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.
|Guardianship Of A Child (Family) in Texas Law|
pertaining to caretaker of animal
Civil Practice and Remedies
pertaining to limitations on civil actions
pertaining to offenses committed by juveniles, children taken into custody, consent autopsies, sealing of records, criminal information relating to a child, right to request existence of criminal information, right to request review of criminal information, legal custodian of a child, release of medical records, missing children investigations
pertaining to application procedure, access to criminal history records of student teachers and volunteers, admission, requirements for enrollment, transfer student, transfer of children awards employees of state, exemptions, refusal of psychiatric or psychological treatment of child as basis of report of neglect, statewide plan, free prekindergarten, financing, power of attorney
pertaining to consent to treatment by child, consent to counseling, consent immunization, consent to emergency shelter or care by minor, contents of authorization agreement, effective authorization agreement, termination of authorization agreement, venue, definition of guardian, definition of party, delinquent conduct, conduct indicating need for supervision, transfer from criminal court, guardian ad litem, attendance at hearing, seizure and evidence, taking into custody, issuance of warning notice, release or delivery to court, designation of juvenile processing office, responsibility for transporting juvenile offenders, disposition without referral to court, first offender program, referral to juvenile court, notice to parents, eliminate investigation, release from detention, deferred prosecution, court petition, summons, detention hearing
pertaining to waiver of jurisdiction and discretionary transfer to criminal court, adjudication hearing, disposition hearing, child placed on probation for conduct constituting sexual offense, orders affecting parents, community service, hearing to modify disposition, finding of unfitness to proceed, finding of lack of responsibility for conduct, right to appeal, photographs and fingerprints of children, fingerprints or photographs for comparison in investigation, physical records or files, information to child by probation officer, sanctions, waiver of sanctions on parents or guardians, general standing to file suit, limitations on standing, contents of petition, venue, definition of dual role, guardian ad litem
pertaining to attorney ad litem, access to child and information relating to child, substituted judgment of attorney for child, mandatory appointment of guardian ad litem, appointment of attorney in dual role, attorneys fees, ad litem appointments for child committed texas youth commission, prohibited appointments, fees and suits other than suits by governmental entity, volunteer advocates, rights and duties of parent, interview of child in chambers, rights and duties of parent appointed sole managing conservator, rights and duties of nonparent appointed, continuation of duty to pay support after death, court ordered support for disabled child, standing to sue, involuntary termination of parent-child relationship, affidavit of voluntary relinquishment of parental rights, preparation of health social educational and genetic history report, right to examine records, placement by unauthorized person, definition of adoption agency, disclosure of identifying information, parent locator services, refusal of psychiatric or psychological treatment of a child, information relating to child fatality, notice of report, definition of abuse, definition of neglect
pertaining to accepting voluntary delivery of possession of a child, initial hearing after taking possession of child and emergency without a court order, standard for decision at initial hearing, emergency court order, notice to parents conservator or guardian, taking possession of child and emergency with intent to return home, expedited hearing and appeal, full adversary hearing, hearing and child not in possession of governmental entity, confidentiality, permanency progress report, money earned by child, parent or guardian liability, contracts for substitute care and case management services, placement of children, required participation, commencement of civil action, determination of address children, determination of address child, court order for services, sanctions, meetings committee, access to information, investigation, consent for medical care, enrollment and participation in research programs, health passport
pertaining to dna database, limitation of liability, activation, family-based alternatives, preadmission information, interference with permanency planning efforts, requirements on admissions of children to certain institutions, offerors services, designation of advocates, annual reauthorization, permanency reporting, duties of certain institutions, search for parent or guardian of a child, transfer of child between institutions
Health & Safety Code
pertaining to disclosure, statement prohibiting retention of genetic material, exemptions services program for special health care needs, health insurance premium assistance program, child health plan, concealing communicable disease, exposure to communicable disease, criminal penalty, confidentiality, department rules for follow-up care, advisory committee, liability of persons who order or administer immunization, immunization registry, recording administration of immunization and medication for disasters and emergencies, release and receipt of registry data in disaster, the exemptions, bill of rights, local authority planning for local service area, application for treatment decision, autopsy, definition of disinterested witnesses, protective gear required for children engaging in certain rodeo activities
Human Resource Code
pertaining to counseling and guidance services, authority in scope of program, eligibility, health care orientation, definition of child placing agency, committee on licensing standards, rules and standards, rules for immunizations, information regarding gain free zones, notice of action against facility or family home, complaints regarding services, information available to children parents and others, infant care and parenting program, parental rights, commission caseworkers, report concerning foster children committed to commission, rules regarding services for foster children, sex offender counseling and treatment, completion of minimum length of stay, requests for reconsideration of extension order, harris county board of protective services
pertaining to definition of custodial parent, coverage for certain dependent children, coverage for surviving dependent child
pertaining to hazardous occupations, use of child for sales and solicitation, operation of motor vehicle for certain commercial purposes
pertaining to prohibited practices by physician or license applicant, pest-control information for indoor treatments
pertaining to criminal responsibility, interference with child custody, enticing a child, harboring runaway child, sale or purchase of a child, sexual performance by a child
pertaining to allowance a, homestead not partition, homestead can be partitioned, exempt property, family allowance, property in exchange for family allowance, guardians of minors, written declarations by certain parents to appoint guardians for their children, proof of written declaration, presumption concerning best interest, appointment of successor guardian, bond requirement for trustees
pertaining to claim filed with comptroller, pleadings and judgments, conflict of interest
pertaining to rights and duties of person operating a bicycle
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