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March 2015 Archives

School bus vs truck accident on Eastex Freeway injures students

For many school students, going on a field trip is something they enjoy. They get to miss school, learn something new and enjoy visiting a different location. The JROTC students from Cleveland High School took a trip to NASA on Monday. On their way back from that field trip, they were involved in an accident when the school bus they were riding in ran into the back of an 18-wheeler.

Drunk driving accident claims sometime overlap criminal charges

We recently discussed the drunk driving accident that killed a mother and two of her children. The man who is said to have caused the accident wasn't facing criminal charges yet when we discussed the accident because the authorities were waiting on tests to come back to let them know his blood-alcohol concentration. That brings up a very important point about drunk driving accidents: these accidents can involve criminal cases and civil cases. Some of our Texas readers might not understand that while these proceedings are separate, they can affect each other.

Economic costs related to caring for victims of cerebral palsy

Few things are more heart-wrenching than visiting with children suffering from birth injuries. Many of them are sweet-natured and fun-loving. Most of these children are generally aware that they are different from other kids, but otherwise have the same childlike enthusiasm for life. However, the parents of those children are certainly aware of their kids' special needs.

Alleged drunk driving accident kills 2 children and their mother

A woman and her two children are dead following an accident on a Texas highway. The accident occurred on a four-lane stretch of Highway 67 when a pickup truck was being driven against traffic. Just before the fatal crash occurred, police say they were informed of a wrong-way driver by a telephone caller who said the truck was on Interstate 35 and Highway 67.

Can I sue for punitive damages in my Texas wrongful death claim?

The state of Texas recognizes that a wrongful death has occurred when someone is killed through the negligent, careless or unskilled actions of another. In most wrongful death cases filed in Texas, juries are permitted to seek punitive damages in cases where a person's wrongful death was caused by especially egregious actions. In other words, punitive damages are often awarded as a way to punish a party for his or her bad actions. Punitive damages also serve to act as a deterrent to similar future wrongful actions.

Staying unbuckled can now affect Texas car accident injury claims

Anyone who drives a vehicle in Texas and almost everyone who rides in one should be aware that Texas has a law that makes seat belts required for occupants of vehicles that are traveling on the roadways. While many people put on these safety belts, some people opt to not wear them. That could prove to be a devastating blow to anyone who is involved in an accident.