There always exists the potential for a car accident to turn fatal, especially in situations such as a head-on collision. This is precisely what happened in South Austin recently when two vehicles struck each other when a passenger car traveling northbound in an intersection apparently crossed into the southbound lane, where it ran into a sport utility vehicle.
Injuries resulting from an accident that the fault of which is attributable to someone else, or from a reckless or even purposeful act, can result not only in financial losses but also in forced changes to the way that you and your loved ones live. Nowhere is this more true than in the case of a traumatic brain injury.
No matter what state you drive in, driving while intoxicated is illegal. But every state has their own laws regarding alcohol limits and punishments. While even driving with a buzz can be highly dangerous, it is important to understand what constitutes as drunk driving in Texas.
They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and that includes amusement and water parks. Many Texans love a good roller coaster or water slide to cool off in the summer. Yet, injuries can happen at these places. It is the responsibility of the park owners to make sure they do not. When they neglect this obligation, they may be held liable, especially if the accident results in wrongful death.
The Texas legislature has recently passed two new bills that can have an influence on the ability of non-state residents to file wrongful death claims in the state as well as the circumstances under which a defendant's net worth can be determined for purposes of assessing punitive damages.