Rear-end collisions are the most prevalent type of auto accidents in the United States, resulting in a significant amount of injuries and fatalities. Each year, there are approximately 1.7 million rear-end collisions injuring about 500,000 people.
Texas has some of the most dangerous roads in the country. According to the Department of Transportation, in 2019 there were 12,897 serious injury crashes and 3,610 traffic fatalities throughout Texas. Of those deaths, 253 of them occurred in or around Houston.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one in five crashes involves distracted drivers. Whether drivers are holding a cell phone or using a hands-free device, their risk for being involved in a crash is notably higher than drivers who refrain from using devices.
When a loved one dies due to the misconduct or negligence of another person, it is considered a “wrongful death” under the law. There are specific statutes and laws that define wrongful death and what recovery can be made.
Doctors and other health care providers must follow certain standards of care when treating patients. While a simple mistake is not enough to constitute negligence, a death or serious injury caused by the failure to meet the minimum standard of care or failure to diagnose an easily detectable illness may be malpractice.
The purpose of the Jones Act was to provide medical and financial benefits to injured seamen. If you have been working on a boat, barge, ship, fishing boat, cruise ship, charter boat, casino ship, another type of vessel, or an offshore drilling rig, you are more than likely covered under the Jones Act.
There are many types of jobs in the industrial setting where employees and workers are at a higher risk for on-the-job injuries. Some of these jobs include work in oil fields, railways, construction, and refinery work. Every year, thousands of industrial workers sustain life-changing on-the-job injuries.