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.
|Parent Child Relationship (Family) in Texas Law|
Civil Practice and Remedies
pertaining to qualifications of impartial third party, peaceable resolution of disputes
pertaining to rights request existence of criminal information
pertaining to persons with whom the parent-child relationship has been terminated or persons not entitled to possession of or access to a child under court order
pertaining to marriage presumed valid, minatory joinder of suit affecting parent-child relationship, transfer of suit affecting parent-child relationship to divorce court, consent by nonparent, venue, appeal, transfer of protective order, the parent-child relationship, statement to confer standing, limitations on standing, service of citation by publication, hearsay, child abuse victim, parent education and family stabilization force, substituted judgment of attorney for child, mandatory appointment of guardian ad litem, continued representation, discretionary appointments, prohibited appointments, fees and suits other than suits by governmental entity, volunteer advocates, free adopted social study, exclusive continuing jurisdiction, hearing and order, history of domestic violence, alternate dispute resolution procedures, false report of child abuse, court ordered joint conservatorship, rights and duties of nonparent appointed as sole managing conservator, parenting facilitator, conflicts of interest, medical support order, possession of or access to adult disabled child, acquiring continuing exclusive jurisdiction, loss of continuing exclusive jurisdiction, mandatory transfer, relator relinquish possession, temporary orders, no existing order, special rules of evidence and procedure, search of appropriate registry, intended parents, parental agreements of child born to gestational mother, assisted reproduction
pertaining to procedure for recovery, residential mortgage loan applicant
pertaining to additional filing fee for civil cases in dare county, miscellaneous fees and costs, search for parent or guardian of a child, domestic violence case
Human Resource Code
pertaining to immunity, liability insurance required
pertaining to definition of dependent and related terms, foster child, stepchild, natural child, adopted child
pertaining to use of genetic testing results in certain proceedings to declare heirship, bond requirement for trustees, definition of parent
Vernons Civil Statutes
pertaining to surviving spouse and dependent child monthly allowance, benefits for a dependent child
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