During the summer months, Texas can reach very high temperatures. Many people seek shelter from the heat indoors in an air-conditioned environment. Some people such as inmates are actually confined indoors for most of their day, so air-conditioning would presumably be a necessary element in their lives. When the air-conditioning is not working, people may die -- as the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the University of Texas Medical Branch realized when they were sued for wrongful death.
Texas drivers are unfortunately aware that fatal car accidents can happen spontaneously and without warning. With such high speeds involved, one small distraction or lapse in judgment can turn what was once a comfortable cruise into a fatal tragedy even on a clear and sunny afternoon. When large trucks and multiple smaller vehicles are involved, the result can be devastating and ultimately lead to a wrongful death lawsuit.
A motor vehicle accident occurred in Texas earlier this week which resulted in a fatality.