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May 2020 Archives

Wrongful death: Trucker arrested after fatal hit and run

People generally don't expect to be involved in a car crash, even though it is statistically likely. Even if people accept that possibility, they probably don't think it will prove fatal, though that kind of tragedy happens every single day. One Texas woman recently lost her life to a crash with an 18-wheeler, and police have finally arrested the truck driver after he allegedly fled the scene. He may not only have to face the criminal justice system, as these types of crashes may involve a wrongful death civil claim.

Pork products could be subject to products liability claims

Most food products on store shelves are perfectly safe for people to eat, The few that are not could cause serious harm to anyone who might unwittingly consume them. This can happen for multiple reasons, but is sometimes due to the negligence of the manufacturer who made the product. A company right here in Texas that produces pork products had to issue a recall of one of its foods after discovering that the food contained a known allergen that was not listed on the product label. If anyone consumed this product and had a severe allergic reaction, it could be grounds for a products liability civil claim.

An injury to your tailbone is no laughing matter

During a motor vehicle accident, you could end up tossed or bounced around even if you wear a seat belt. The force of the impact could cause you any number of injuries, including to your coccyx, also called the tailbone. People may find it humorous that you injured your tailbone, but it really is no laughing matter.

Semi-truck accident seriously injures driver in passenger vehicle

Tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles are a vital part of the country's economy. Without them, the transportation of goods would be more difficult and costly. However, as useful as these vehicles are, they can also cause serious injuries to those unlucky enough to get into a crash with one. One Texas motorist was left fighting for life after being struck in a semi-truck accident.

Wrong-way driver may have caused fatal motor vehicle accident

Most people understand that if they are hurt in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver, they have the right to file civil litigation. However, when the driver who caused the crash doesn't survive it, that can make matters a bit less clear. People might wrongly assume that they have no legal recourse against a careless driver who is no longer alive. What Texas families often don't know is that they may be able to file personal injury or wrongful death claim against that driver's estate in connection with a fatal motor vehicle accident.