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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Paternity (Family) in Texas Law

Education Code

Paternity*

pertaining to required curriculum, paternity awareness program

Education Code

Paternity*

pertaining to required curriculum, paternity awareness program

Family Code

Paternity*

pertaining to alleged father, definition of parent, service of citation, acquiring jurisdiction over nonresident, mandatory appointment of attorney ad litem, filing information after determination of paternity, child custody proceeding, retroactive child support, basis for jurisdiction over nonresident, special rules of evidence, petition to establish support order, the parent-child relationship, determination of parentage, determination of maternity, presumption of paternity, acknowledgment of paternity, execution of acknowledgment of paternity, denial of paternity, filing fee, proceeding for rescission, challenge after expiration for rescission, procedure for rescission or challenge

Family Code

Paternity*

pertaining to procedure for rescission, full faith and credit, forms for knowledge and in iowa paternity, release of information, establishment of registered, registration for notification, confidentiality, unauthorized release of information, search of appropriate registry, admissibility of certificate, requirements for genetic testing, genetic testing results, standing to maintain proceeding, necessary parties, no time limitation, child having no presumed it knowledge or adjudicated father, authority to deny motion for genetic testing, time limitations, consequences of declining genetic testing, admission of paternity authorized, temporary order, adjudication of paternity, jury prohibited, order on default, binding effect of determination of parentage, husbands paternity a child of assisted reproduction, unmarried man's paternity of child of assisted reproduction, termination of the rights of alleged biological father

Family Code

Paternity*

pertaining to affidavit of waiver of interest and child, requirement of paternity registry certificate, registration eligibility, child support services, confidentiality of records, privileged communications, information on paternity establishment, notice of proposed child support review, agreed review order, contents of petition for confirmation of non-agreed order, special child support review procedure, final order appointing department is managing conservator, abandoned children, termination of parental rights

Family Code

Paternity*

pertaining to alleged father, definition of parent, service of citation, acquiring jurisdiction over nonresident, mandatory appointment of attorney ad litem, filing information after determination of paternity, child custody proceeding, retroactive child support, basis for jurisdiction over nonresident, special rules of evidence, petition to establish support order, the parent-child relationship, determination of parentage, determination of maternity, presumption of paternity, acknowledgment of paternity, execution of acknowledgment of paternity, denial of paternity, filing fee, proceeding for rescission, challenge after expiration for rescission, procedure for rescission or challenge

Family Code

Paternity*

pertaining to procedure for rescission, full faith and credit, forms for knowledge and in iowa paternity, release of information, establishment of registered, registration for notification, confidentiality, unauthorized release of information, search of appropriate registry, admissibility of certificate, requirements for genetic testing, genetic testing results, standing to maintain proceeding, necessary parties, no time limitation, child having no presumed it knowledge or adjudicated father, authority to deny motion for genetic testing, time limitations, consequences of declining genetic testing, admission of paternity authorized, temporary order, adjudication of paternity, jury prohibited, order on default, binding effect of determination of parentage, husbands paternity a child of assisted reproduction, unmarried man's paternity of child of assisted reproduction, termination of the rights of alleged biological father

Family Code

Paternity*

pertaining to affidavit of waiver of interest and child, requirement of paternity registry certificate, registration eligibility, child support services, confidentiality of records, privileged communications, information on paternity establishment, notice of proposed child support review, agreed review order, contents of petition for confirmation of non-agreed order, special child support review procedure, final order appointing department is managing conservator, abandoned children, termination of parental rights

Government Code

Paternity*

pertaining to birth and death records, family law cases in proceedings

Government Code

Paternity*

pertaining to birth and death records, family law cases in proceedings

Health & Safety Code

Paternity*

pertaining to record of paternity, determination of paternity, record of acknowledgment paternity

Health & Safety Code

Paternity*

pertaining to record of paternity, determination of paternity, record of acknowledgment paternity

Human Resource Code

Paternity*

pertaining to it's possibility agreement, victims of family violence, texas workforce commission

Human Resource Code

Paternity*

pertaining to it's possibility agreement, victims of family violence, texas workforce commission

Insurance Code

Paternity*

pertaining to exceptions to confidentiality

Insurance Code

Paternity*

pertaining to exceptions to confidentiality

Labor Code

Paternity*

pertaining to exceptions to confidentiality

Labor Code

Paternity*

pertaining to exceptions to confidentiality

Occupation Code

Paternity*

pertaining to exceptions to confidentiality

Occupation Code

Paternity*

pertaining to exceptions to confidentiality

Penal Code

Paternity*

pertaining to criminal nonsupport, child born out of wedlock

Penal Code

Paternity*

pertaining to criminal nonsupport, child born out of wedlock

Probate Code

Paternity*

pertaining to inheritance rights of children

Probate Code

Paternity*

pertaining to inheritance rights of children

Tax Code

Paternity*

pertaining to disabled veterans, adopted child, child born out of wedlock

Tax Code

Paternity*

pertaining to disabled veterans, adopted child, child born out of wedlock

  

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