Drunk driving can lead to deadly results. But even when it doesn't, it can lead to property damage. The following story may be of interest to Houston readers who are victims of a drunk driving accident and have suffered damage and financial loss when a drunk driver has plowed into their property.
During pregnancy and childbirth, doctors and hospitals are expected to provide quality care that is based on the patient's needs and health history. When doctors do not follow care standards for special conditions, birth injury can result. Depending on the severity of the situation, a birth injury can cause permanent disability or even death.
When a person is killed through another's negligence or wrongdoing, a wrongful death suit may sometimes be filed. This is similar to a personal injury lawsuit in that it is intended to compensate someone who is injured, except wrongful death proceeds typically go to the deceased's dependants. A criminal conviction for a drunk driving accident can make it easier to file a civil lawsuit later. Payment can be sought either from the responsible party's assets or insurance carrier.
Speeding is all too common in the Houston area, and this kind of reckless behavior nonetheless places innocent motorists' lives in danger on a daily basis. When a death results because of someone else's negligence, the family of the victim or a representative of the victim's estate may file a wrongful death claim to hold the negligent driver accountable.