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July 2013 Archives

Texas fatal car accidents: Officer killed, 5 seriously injured

Fatal car accidents are always a tragic occurrence. These situations become even more tragic when the person killed is not even in his car at all, but he is outside of his vehicle trying to assist victims who had just been in an accident. Regretfully, an off-duty Texas police officer was helping victims on the side of the road who had just been in accidents themselves when he was killed by fatal car accidents when a semi-truck hit him and the disabled vehicles he was attempting to assist.

Texas fatal car accidents: Another pedestrian killed

A 55-year-old man has died of injuries suffered in a hit-and-run collision. Deadly car accidents continue to plague Texas roadways, and this one marks the second pedestrian death in a little more than six months in El Paso County. The identity of the deceased man was released by local authorities on Wednesday, four days after the weekend accident.

11 involved in Texas drunk driving accident with teen, 4 killed

No matter how many times the dangers of drunk driving are expounded upon, people still continue to do it. A large portion of all car crashes is due to drunk driving, and many of those crashes are fatal accidents. When one is young, one can sometimes act without regard to one's own well-being as well as the well-being of others. Eleven people were recently involved in a Texas drunk driving accident, and tragically four of those people died.

$200,000 wrongful death settlement for Texas inmate

Everyone's brain is slightly different, but there are many areas of the brain that function in exactly the same way for the majority of the population. However, due to chemical imbalances or signal misfires in the brain, some people's most important brain functioning abilities can be drastically different than the majority. A Texas inmate with a condition that impaired his rational thinking ability received negligent care while incarcerated, and now his mother is receiving a settlement of over $200,000 for his wrongful death.

Texas wrongful death suit filed against transfer trailer

Transfer trailers are dangerous when they drive on the road due to their sheer size. Because of their size, transfer trailers are harder to operate, which is why a special license is required in Texas to prove that those who drive them are skilled at operating the vehicle. As a larger vehicle, the skilled driver must drive more cautiously than regular car drivers. In turn, other drivers must also carefully drive around the transfer trucks. One recent tragedy has resulted in wrongful death litigation.