Losing loved ones will always cause severe heartache, but when a loved one is killed over the holidays, it may seem even more traumatic. In many cases, such tragedies remove the joyousness of future holidays. This is the fate of a Texas family who recently lost two of their children in a fatal accident.
Devastating accidents can happen in split seconds. Many motorists have lost their lives on Texas roads due to the distractions of other drivers. Cross-over accidents are often the result of distracted or drunken driving. An 81-year-old man recently suffered critical injuries in such a senseless car crash that occurred on State Highway 29, not far from Georgetown.
When last we posted about drones and the dangers they pose to pilots and to the public in general, federal officials were mulling over proposed FAA regulations aimed at placing some type of oversight and controls on operators of the high-flying devices. You can now remove the word “proposed” from those regulations.
The extent to which traumatic brain injury is a factor in causing deaths following an injury is alarming. Thirty percent of deaths associated with an injury are attributed to brain damage. Hospital emergency rooms and other medical facilities across Texas and the rest of the country treat approximately 1.7 million people each year for symptoms related to a brain injury.
Wrongful death can occur in a variety of contexts. Many times a cause of action will arise in connection with the negligent or otherwise wrongful act of an individual. Sometimes the responsible party the untimely death will be a legal entity, like a corporation. And on occasion it may be that a government agency itself may be to blame. This last possibility has been the subject of ongoing pretrial maneuverings arising out of the death of a woman while in custody in the Waller County Jail.