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October 2014 Archives

Are birth injuries more prevalent during vacuum-assisted births?

Parents expecting the birth of a child are often worried about the risks of potential harm to their baby during childbirth. In an earlier blog post, we looked at four types of birth injuries that are commonly associated with vaginal delivery.

Wrongful death: From compensation claims to probate issues

When you lose a loved one in a horrible accident, such as the tragic helicopter crash we covered last week, your thoughts might turn to the emotional side of your loss. You might find yourself reliving memories you have of the person. You might find that you are sad or angry about losing your loved one. Another realization that you will come to is that you might have to deal with your loved one's final arrangements. From there, you might also have to deal with settling his or her estate.

Medical helicopter crashes in Texas, patient killed, 3 hurt

Medical flights are usually reserved for only the sickest of sick people. They are usually used when life-saving measures that are necessary for the patient aren't available at one hospital. When a person gets onboard one of these medical flights, they don't expect to die on the flight. Certainly, their family members expect that they will land safely at the destination hospital. For one patient, an accident while he was on the medical flight claimed his life.

Some statistics on Texas drunk driving accidents

Most Texas residents are aware that getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after you have been drinking is a bad idea. Today it is nearly impossible to escape the daily show of television ads and roadside billboards extolling the dangers of drunk driving. However, few of us actually know the statistics of how deadly alcohol-related accidents can be.

Injuries from car accidents require serious representation

Anyone who reads our blog on a regular basis knows just how devastating automobile accidents can be. In the last couple of weeks alone, we have talked about wrongful death claims, semi-truck accidents and a pregnant woman who was killed along with her unborn son at the hands of a drunk driver. All of those combined show what a big problem automobile accidents are in Texas.

Wrongful death claims must meet certain qualifications

Last week, we discussed the possibility of seeking exemplary damages in a wrongful death case. That information might have some of our Texas readers wondering exactly what it means when someone is suing for wrongful death or accused of wrongful death. A wrongful death claim has some very specific qualifications that must be met.

What are exemplary damages in a Texas wrongful death claim?

Under Texas state law the surviving spouses, children and parents of a person killed by a wrongful act are entitled to sue the responsible party for compensation. Texas defines a wrongful act as something which causes the death of another by means of negligence, carelessness unskillfulness or default.

Drunk driving accident kills pregnant woman and unborn son

We have reminded people time and time again on this blog that drunk driving is something that is never acceptable. Besides the message being on this blog, many people have likely seen the public service announcements around Texas that give the same message. When the messages against drunk driving don't work, people can suffer. One Texas family is now living without a loved one and her unborn child all because of a drunk driver. The family members she left behind have opted to seek compensation on her behalf. The case does have some interesting elements that might interest our readers.