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 Minor (Family) in Texas Law

Agriculture Code


pertaining to minors who own cattle, hogs warhorses, caretaker of animals

Alcoholic Beverage Code


pertaining to causes of action, consumption of alcohol by a minor, possession about the home buying minors, purchase of alcohol for a minor, furnishing alcohol to a minor, citizenship of permittee, control of premises, subterfuge

Civil Practice and Remedies


pertaining to limitations on action applying to a patient or former patient who is a child or minor

Education Code


pertaining to immunization, requirements and exceptions, affidavit declining immunization

Family Code


pertaining to who may consent to immunization of a child, texas used commission may consent to the immunization of the child, consent to emergency shelter or care by minor, parental notice, judicial approval, pregnant minor, abortion, guardian ad litem, appeal, reports of sexual abuse of a minor, proceeding by minor parent

Finance Code


pertaining to deposit account of minor, account held by a minor, voting, office-holding of a minor, organization and general powers of state trust company, notice the substitution

Government Code


pertaining to referees findings, hearing before judge, confidential records, consent for the release of confidential information, payment of prize awarded to minor, requests that require large amounts of employee or personnel time, payments, surviving minor child, denial of claim, eligible survivor, selection of death benefit plan, member occupational death benefits, occupational disability retiree death benefits, selection of death benefit plans by survivor, no surviving spouse executor or administrator

Health & Safety Code


pertaining to deny all modification suspension and revocation of eligibility to receive services, reimbursement, compliance with screening requirements, treatment of minor who has pediculosis, concealing communicable disease, exposure to communicable disease, criminal penalties, managing conservator, application of control measures, guardian ad litem, notice, confidentiality, compliance with risk assessment requirements, immunization exemption affidavit form, immunization registry, reports to department, disclosures and representations, prohibited acts, execution of out of hospital dnr order on the half of a minor, certificate of death by catastrophe, bill of rights, inpatient mental health, voluntary admission of a minor, discharger release, notification of trust exemption, independent evaluation, individualized plan, participation in planning, withdrawal from voluntary services, information about rights, notification of trust exemption, application for determination of mental retardation, requirement of interdisciplinary team recommendation, admission to voluntary mental or retardation services, rules relating to planning of services or treatment, withdrawal from services, application for placement jurisdiction, representation by counsel, appointment of attorney, designation of facility, request by client parent or guardian, administrative hearing, hearing before jury, right to personal record

Human Resource Code


pertaining to guardianship services

Insurance Code


pertaining to minors 14 years age or older, authority to contract, written approval by adult required, payment of benefits, insured minor

Labor Code


pertaining to funding of subsequent injury fund, legally incompetent employees

Occupation Code


pertaining to prohibited practices by physician or licensed applicant, practice by massage establishments

Penal Code


pertaining to sail distribution or display of harmful material to a minor

Probate Code


pertaining to notice to certain beneficiaries after probate of will, collection of smaller states upon affidavit, to whom delivered, allowance paid, homestead is not partitioned, homestead can be partitioned, family allowance, exchange of property for family allowance, decree of the court, account for final settlement, paid into state treasury, purposive guardianship, proceeding in rem, county court jurisdiction, contested guardianship of a minor, venue for appointment of a guardian, attachment for property, guardians of persons other than minors, guardians of minors, selection, findings required before appointing a guardian, use of records inhering to appoint a guardian, examinations and reports, bond, settling guardianships of the estate, procedure in case of neglect for failure to file final account or report, appointment of successor guardian, administration of medication, validation of certain leases and pooling your unitization agreements, bond requirements for trustees

Property Code


pertaining to claims filed with comptroller, pleadings and judgment, conflict of interest, guardian or attorney ad litem, transfer by fiduciary, transformed by obligor, pronunciation resignation death or removal of custodian, designation of successor custodian, accounting by determination of liability, management by decree, management by bonded manager, investment funds, trust for property, structured settlement, property within subdivision not affected by petition,

Vernons Civil Statutes


pertaining to death benefits, eligible surviving spouse, general provisions for calculation and payment of benefits, pensions to widows and dependents


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