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16-year-old dies from football-related injuries

Texans are very enthusiastic about school-sponsored athletics and similar activities, but while high school athletics are often enjoyable for students and spectators alike, the fun became deadly serious last weekend when a 16-year-old high school student in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia died from an injury sustained in a football game on Friday night.

Defining loss of consortium

Many in The Woodlands may question the merit of one filing a wrongful death lawsuit given that such action is not likely to truly compensate for the loss that he or she suffered. There may be a grain of truth in that logic; wrongful death actions are indeed meant to deliver compensation. Yet while filling the emotional void left by a loved one may indeed be impossible, the law does allow those ruling on such an action to attempt to do so by awarding noneconomic damages. 

Tips on coping with the loss of a loved one

With wrongful death cases, dealing with practical legal matters is often just the tip of the iceberg. You’ll also be faced with the emotional upheaval that accompanies the death of a loved one, which can be far more traumatic when death occurs because of a negligent act. The American Psychological Association offers the following help in this case, which can allow you to grieve the loss of your loved one in the healthiest manner possible.

What are the real statistics about officer shootings?

There is a lot of talk in the media about law enforcement overstepping and wrongful deaths due to this. Specifically, when it comes to shooting deaths of suspects, people like to shout statistics without ever really doing the research to find out what the truth is. There are a lot of assumptions about this subject in Texas. Here's a look at the real facts and information about officer-involved shootings, according to The Daily Wire.

Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas?

Losing a loved one unexpectedly in The Woodlands to an accident caused by the careless or negligent actions (or inactions) of another can be devastating. If you and your family are currently having to deal with such a loss, then you may justly be considering a wrongful death lawsuit. The potential compensation that can come from such an action may end up helping to fill the emotional and financial void that your family member left behind. Yet not just anyone can initiate such action, which begs the question of who is allowed to file a wrongful death lawsuit? 

How often are surgical objects left inside patients?

Remember that commercial in which surgeons are apologizing to a patient for leaving a cell phone inside him? It kind of funny, right? It might surprise Texans to learn that there are thousands of similar incidents each year. They may not involve cell phones, but they do involve objects that certainly do not belong there.

What is statute of limitations for a wrongful death action?

Unexpectedly losing a loved one in The Woodlands can leave a massive void in your life. The hope is that with the passage of time, the emotional wounds that you and others affected by his or her death experienced will begin to heal. Those may become ripped open once again, however, if you later discover that his or her death was due to another's negligence. If and when this happens, you may certainly fill justified in seeking compensation for your loss. Yet can you? 

Wrongful death related to a medical procedure

The hospitals and medical centers in and around The Woodlands are staffed by skilled doctors and surgeons who stand ready to offer whatever lifesaving intervention you or your loved one's may need. Yet these providers are not infallible (as many of those that we here at The Leigh Law Firm have worked with in the past have discovered). Yet you still likely go into any medical or surgical procedure facing a friend or family member fully expecting there to be no complications. If there are (and your loved one does not survive them), is wrongful death lawsuit an option open to you and others he or she left behind? 

Survival actions explained

If your spouse, parent or child has been injured due to another's negligent actions (or inactions), you may be justified in pursuing compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Similar action may be warranted in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit if the aforementioned party's negligence results in your loved one's death. If, in the former scenario, you initiated legal action before your loved one died, does that differentiate your case from the latter? Several of those that we here at the Leigh Law Firm have worked with in The Woodlands have asked that very same question. 

Texas fatal car accidents could spawn criminal charges

Every motorist in Texas is obligated to operate a vehicle according to safety and traffic regulations. Cautious driving and adherence to traffic laws helps travelers avoid collisions and maintain roadway safety. Unfortunately, not all who take to the road comply with traffic regulations. In fact, fatal car accidents are frequently caused by reckless drivers.