When a motorist is involved in an accident with a semi-truck, it is often a dangerous and sometimes deadly event. An early morning collision occurred on a Texas highway, involving a semi-truck and a sedan. The truck accident caused injuries and blocked the roadway for an unspecified amount of time.
Texas residents can hardly have avoided the recent media coverage of the death of a player for the Dallas Cowboys. Jerry Brown, 25 years of age, lost his life in a car accident in the early morning hours of a recent Saturday. The crash occurred just hours before the team boarded a plane for their scheduled Sunday game. The loss has been felt throughout the country as his life and death have become the focus of intense media coverage. A criminal trial seems likely, and a wrongful death suit could very well be on the horizon.
We have come to accept automotive travel as a regular part of our daily lives. Because we spend so much of our days in or around vehicles, it can be easy to forget how quickly a car accident can occur. Regardless of how carefully or safely an individual is in operating his or her own vehicle, a crash can happen in the blink of an eye. The repercussions can be life-altering, and in some instances, deadly.
While driving, Texas residents are constantly scanning the road for the presence of hazards that could lead to an accident. Debris in the roadway, the presence of pedestrians, other traffic in nearby lanes, all of these conditions factor into a driver's choices while driving. In some situations, however, circumstances occur that are outside of the norm, and pose a unique challenge to a driver. Recent criminal charges against one driver give an excellent example of such a scenario, and could lead to an eventual wrongful death suit.
No Texas parent is adequately equipped to lose a child. The death of an infant before or during birth is especially difficult for many parents to handle, as it represents an abrupt change in the circumstances of parents who were anticipating a new arrival into their family. Such deaths happen suddenly and give family members no time to prepare. One couple lost their baby boy last year during a delivery procedure that can only be described as tragic, and have now filed a wrongful death and medical malpractice suit against the doctors and medical facilities they believe are responsible for his death.
All drivers know that there are ever-present hazards on the American roadways. Most take continuous precautions to ensure that they are operating their vehicles in as safe a manner as possible. Many also take care to drive defensively to lessen the chances of an accident caused by the actions of other drivers. However, drivers of enclosed vehicles experience a different level of risk than motorcyclists. Riders involved in Texas motorcycle accidents face far greater odds of being severely injured or killed in crashes than the drivers of cars or trucks.
For the families left behind when a car crash claims the life of a loved one, the period spent waiting for the investigation to be completed can seem to last a lifetime. Many families handle the initial period of grieving well, but when an investigation drags on, some have difficulties getting past the early stages of grief and into acceptance. In addition, many families choose to wait for the conclusion of an accident investigation and any subsequent criminal trials before moving forward with a wrongful death suit. The recent announcement that two men have been indicted in relation to an accident that occurred in March 2012 may come as a relief to the family of a man killed in the incident.
A Dallas Cowboys fan has sued the team and its owner/general manager following a recent injury sustained during a game. The female fan attended the team's annual Blue and Silver scrimmage game in Aug. 2010, and claims that she was seriously burned during the outing. A Texas court will now decide if the team and its management should be held responsible for her burn injury.
When celebrating at a drinking establishment, people should take care to drink responsibly. If they do become intoxicated, they need to find a taxi or other means home, since driving drunk can result in serious injury or even a loss of life. In such event, the offending driver may be confronted with a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Unfortunately, this is what happened to a customer at a nightclub in Texas, who is alleged to have become intoxicated. When the man drove him, he was involved in an accident that killed one man and injured four others.
An early afternoon car accident has taken the life of one child and sent four others to the hospital. According to Texas police, the automobile accident occurred around 3:45 p.m. Police have stated that at that time, a minivan, which was attempting to pass through Highway 46, was struck on the side by another vehicle.