After celebrating a father's graduation from a Texas Bible college, a family of six set off on their way home. The 17-year-old son drove their minivan. While traveling on Highway 315 in Carthage, the young driver slowed down to allow another vehicle to turn off the highway into the driveway of a private residence. This set off the events that led to a tragic fatal car accident.
An 18-year-old high school senior and his parents recently lost their lives in a wreck in Texas. Reportedly, the fatal accident occurred when the family was driving home from church. According to an accident report by Harris County deputies, they responded to the crash on FM 2920 shortly after midnight on a recent Saturday.
As we mentioned in a previous blog post, not all employers in Texas are required to carry workers' compensation insurance coverage. However, for those who are hurt on the job, there are still compensation options. In this post, we are going to focus on third-party liability claims.
It is a well-known fact that distracted driving can be extremely dangerous. Scientists from Texas A&M Transportation Institute and the University of Houston have recently reported that their studies compared different types of distractions and yielded fascinating results. Daydreaming, emotional distractions and texting while driving were studied, and it was found that car accidents were most likely to be caused by texting.
A Texas man recently lost his life in a motorcycle accident in Austin. Barely one week after the tragedy, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed by the wife of the deceased motorcyclist. She seeks in excess of $1 million in the lawsuit.
Following up on our blog post about Takata airbags from Nov. 22, 2014 ("Airbags allegedly causing consumer death instead of saving lives"), another claim is making its way through our civil court system. The emotional trauma of losing a child in a preventable accident is devastating. The parents of a 17-year-old Texas girl who died a little more than a month ago recently filed a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer of the Takata airbags that were fitted in the car she was driving at the time of the tragedy. Reportedly, hers was the 10th death in the country that was positively linked to Takata.