Thousands of children across the Dallas area are involved in youth sports, and that is generally a good thing. Sports teach children many valuable skills, including teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance and healthy living techniques. However, youth sports, especially football, have one significant potential downside: A child who plays them runs the risk of concussion, which is a specific type of traumatic brain injury.
Losing a loved one in an automobile accident is a traumatic experience. The loss can become exponentially more difficult to deal with when the death was caused by the negligent conduct of another driver. A Texas mother has recently been put in this unbearable predicament after her 16-year-old daughter was killed in an accident that could lead to a wrongful death claim.
The loss of a family member can be quite emotional. It can be especially devastating when that death is not expected. A recent accident on a Texas highway may be the cause of a wrongful death claim when family members are notified that a loved one has been killed in an accident.
Having a baby should be an emotionally exciting event in one's life. The joys of bringing a child into the world can be the best memories the parents will ever have. Sadly, for one Texas couple, the birth of their baby will be one of the saddest memories they will ever have due to the alleged negligence of their doctor during the delivery. They unfortunately now will file a wrongful death claim instead of enjoying their newborn baby girl.
Most people go to work to make money to support themselves and their family. No one goes to work thinking that they will be killed during their workday, but sometimes things happen and lives are lost to negligence or carelessness while working. A family in Texas was recently given compensation in a lawsuit claiming the wrongful death of their loved one.
Making the decision to ride a motorcycle must come with a lot of regard for the way other drivers operate their vehicles. Motorcycles can be extremely dangerous because of the lack of enclosure, which leaves the body vulnerable to more serious injuries. In Texas, a mother has recently filed a wrongful death claim in response to her son's untimely death.
Prison inmates may be incarcerated because of a crime they committed, but that does not mean that they deserve to be treated as if they were not human. The state of Texas houses over 150,000 inmates each year during the hottest of the state's summer heat. When nothing is done to prevent an inmate's safety and a wrongful death occurs, actions may be taken against the facility by the family.
Everyone knows that accidents happen. However, some accidents result in a death that may never have occurred if not for the negligence of someone else. Texas law provides for the surviving family of such a victim to file a wrongful death claim against the apparently negligent parties for the chance to recover financial damages sustained as a result of their family member's death.
People train extremely hard for triathlons. These races require both stamina and endurance from the participants. Even for the most experienced and most trained athletes may run into problems on the course though. Recently it was reported that in the past seven years, the swimming section of triathlons has led to serious injuries, including brain injury and death. Texas residents may find the statistics of these incidents somewhat concerning.
Drowning can occur in a very small amount of water in the right circumstances, so a pool full of water can understandably become a dangerous place to be. Even if life is not lost, serious brain injuries can occur from being under water too long without oxygen. A lawsuit was recently filed against three Dallas Cowboys players and one former player of the team, among others, for the brain injury a boy sustained while at a university football camp that they endorsed at a local North Texas university.