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Head-on collision blamed on speed and wet roads

No one expects to be seriously injured when they get into their car. People hope that they will make it to their destination safely. However, when other people do not drive carefully, others can get hurt. In a recent case, two people were seriously injured in a car accident in San Antonio.

In this case, the driver of a Honda Civic lost control over the car while traveling east on a roadway. As a result, the driver's car moved into oncoming traffic and hit another car head-on. The driver of the other car -- a 21-year-old woman -- was critically injured in the accident. The driver of the Honda -- a 27-year-old man -- was also seriously injured. Both drivers were taken to area hospitals to be treated for their injuries.

What are the common causes of fatal car accidents in Texas?

In a recent blog post, we discussed the necessary elements for a person to bring a wrongful death suit. Often, a wrongful death suit is brought following a car accident caused by someone else's negligence. Fatal car accidents might seem rare, but they happen in Texas all the time. In their wake, they leave devastated families and financial ruin.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, fatal car accidents are caused by a variety of contributing factors. These factors sometimes can be used to demonstrate negligence on the part of the driver at fault. In rural crashes factors such as failing to drive in a single lane, taking faulty evasive action, speeding, driving too slowly and driving under the influence of alcohol all led to large numbers of fatal accidents. The most dangerous contributing factor in rural accidents in 2013 was driving drunk -- which caused 338 fatal accidents.

What are common risks of dangerous children's toys?

A common concern among Texas parents has to do with child safety. One of the last places in which they believe that the child will be in jeopardy of injury is at home while they're playing with toys the parents bought for them and their friends to play with. However, certain toys can be dangerous and it's important to have an idea what to be wary of when examining certain toys.

Companies are taking greater care to prevent placing dangerous children's toys on the shelves through conscientiousness and legal regulation, but they're not infallible. If there is an insufficient warning and consumer death occurs, the company that created the toy and store that sold it could face a product liability claim. There are still a large number of toys that have a vast level of toxicity. Certain toys have been found to have as much as 29 times the legal amount of lead. Toy jewelry has been found to have twice the legal amount. Play mats and pencil cases have also been found to have high levels of various metals.

What are the elements of a wrongful death lawsuit?

For most motorists, going for a drive is often an enjoyable and safe experience. However, situations can change in the blink of an eye, leading to tragic outcomes that leave suddenly without someone they care deeply for. While nothing can replace the loss of a loved one, seeking compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit can help provide families with a less-stressful path during the coping process.

A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought about after an incident in which someone is killed due to or dies from the negligence of another party. The surviving family members of the deceased are usually the ones who sue. In addition to death and negligence, for a wrongful death lawsuit to be valid, the surviving family members must be suffering monetary harm as a result of the death of their loved one and there must be a representative appointed for the deceased's estate.

Types of product defects that can lead to injuries

While many Texas consumers trust companies to make products that are safe for them to use. However, in many cases, products contain defects that can lead to consumer injuries or consumer death. Product liability cases are not limited to consumer goods, but can also include food, defective industrial equipment and defective auto parts.

In general, there are three types of product defects that can result in injuries to Texas residents. The first is a design defect. A design defect occurs in the first stages of the product's development. If a design defect is present, it means that no matter how the product is made it is inherently dangerous.

Man seriously injured in Texas truck accident

Trucks are a common sight on Texas highways. They can be seen hauling goods in and out of the state. While many people may think of semi-trucks and tractor trailers as a nuisance, they can be very dangerous. These large machines weigh much more than typical cars, or even pickup trucks. Even in minor accidents, serious injuries can result.

Take, for example, a recent Texas case. In this case, a 33-year-old man was severely injured after a truck accident in Texas recently. While the details of the accident are unknown, the man was left in a coma. According to reports, he suffered from a host of serious injuries -- including a head fracture -- as a result of the accident that occurred on his way to work.

Texas woman killed in rollover crash

When most people think of a car accident, they likely think about property damage, insurance hassles and trips to the auto-body shop. However, in many cases, car accidents are much more serious than this. For some families, a fatal car crash instantly changes the course of their lives.

In a recent Texas case, a 17-year-old has been arrested following a car accident. He has been charged with three counts of intoxicated assault and intoxication manslaughter following a very serious accident. According to reports, the accident occurred when he was driving a pickup truck and hit another driver.

What are the distracted-driving guidelines in Texas?

Car accidents can be scary ordeals for those involved. They can be left with serious injuries, medical bills, lost wages and property damage. People may not know where to turn following an accident, or even why an accident occurred. Understanding these things and other legal intricacies can be an important step on the road to recovery.

In particular, it is important for people to determine why a car accident occurred. Distracted driving is a major cause of car accidents in Texas and across the United States. While there are many different activities that can constitute distracted driving -- including eating while driving and using the radio -- the most common form is using a cell phone while driving. This can include texting and driving or just talking on the phone while driving. Texting is particularly dangerous because it takes a person's eyes, hands and brain away from the task of driving.

Truck accident causes minor injuries in New Braunfels

Recently in New Braunfels, Texas, a truck accident occurred. In this case, a semi-truck hit a smaller car on Interstate 35. According to reports, the accident occurred just past FM 306 on I-35 at 5:00 p.m. Reports claim that the truck hit the side of the smaller car and trapped it against a retaining wall. The truck's trailer was cut open during the wreck -- causing hundreds of reams of paper to escape the truck.

As a result of the collision, the truck driver and the driver of the passenger car both suffered from minor injuries. They were both taken to local hospitals for treatment.

Residents file product liability suit for defective dry wall

Texas residents hope that the products they purchase are safe to use. They don't often purchase something thinking that it could cause them serious harm. However, many companies fail to live up to people's expectations and make products that cause severe injuries to consumers.

In these cases, product liability suits can help consumers recover from injuries caused by the defective products. These civil suits hold companies accountable for the dangerous situation they have put people in.

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